CISA: Apple Orchards

Phil Korman, Executive Director at CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture), visits two local farms (Apex Orchards & Cook’s Orchard) to learn about the apple harvest and how these farms cater to the public with “pick your own” days, retail stores...

Simon Stevenson’s Hot Mulled Apple Cider

Simon Stevenson’s Hot Mulled Apple Cider Ingredients: 2 quarts apple cider 2 cinnamon sticks 2 whole allspice berries 2 whole cloves 1 orange, thinly sliced 1 split vanilla bean Place all the ingredients into a sauce pan and over a low heat bring to a gentle...

Apples

Join Chef Simon Stevenson as he talks apples with Shawn McIntire of UMass Amherst’s Cold Spring Orchard in Belchertown. Cold Spring has a variety of hard-to-find and rare varieties for sale, and Shawn & Simon offer up some ideas as to what you can do with those...

Umass Apple Orchard

Guests: Duane Greene, Director, Joe Sincuk. Orchard Manager The UMass Cold Spring Orchard is a research facility of UMass Amherst located in Belchertown, MA. It is also a place to buy delicious fruit, and is a great spot to enjoy a spectacular view of the Holyoke...
Fall Fun at Hicks Family Farm Corn Maze

Fall Fun at Hicks Family Farm Corn Maze

Autumn has finally arrived in western New England, bringing with it changing leaves, chilly nights, and of course, plenty of fall fun like apple picking, pumpkin carving, and corn mazes.   Through the months of September and October, locals and travelers alike can...
BerkShares Offers an Alternative, Local Currency

BerkShares Offers an Alternative, Local Currency

As the economy opens back up, businesses across the US are experiencing a coin shortage. In a world that increasingly uses bank cards, Venmo, ApplePay and other online financial exchanges, clearly there’s still a place for physical money.   But did you know that...