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  • The orchard
    Mrs. White's orchard
    Today’s hike is at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. It is the choice for several reasons:It is warm and blustery, and walking in the woods can be more interesting than sedentary.Mrs. White’s orchard may be bearing fruit.I am taking...
  • Only God can count the apples in a seed
    You can count the seeds in an apple but you can't could the apples in a seed
    The next time you eat an apple, take one of the seeds in your hand and examine it. With the naked eye, you will see only that seed. However, within that seed are millions of apples like the one you have taken the seed from. Within that one seed...
  • Apples are ripe for picking
    Apples are ripe for picking
    Cooler nights, milder days, and the time is ripe for heading to your favorite apple orchard. In the Indianapolis area there are choices in every direction. Family-owned orchards pride themselves on bringing wholesome and affordable fun for...
  • cinque terre
    Best sellers now available in paperback
    Three titles from the Harper Perennial imprint offer engrossing and entertaining reading for summer."The Orchardist" ( $16.99), by Amanda Coplin, is a beautifully-crafted tale set in the Pacific Northwest, an incredibly accomplished...
  • Orchard Smudge pots
    Smudge pots and Rogue Valley history
    Old time residents of the Rogue Valley remember when the pear blossoms emerged, there was sure to be freezing weather that would imperil the crop. Orchardists fired up smudge pots that laid a thick layer of black soot over the entire valley that...
  • Shortage of bees in U.S. puts world almond supply at risk (Photos)
    Shortage of bees in U.S. puts world almond supply at risk (Photos)
    It was reported by the Associated Press on February 16, 2013, there is a shortage of bees that can threaten the world’s almond supply.This surprising news comes at a time where we just celebrated National Almond Day on February 16, 2013...
  • November in the Rogue Valley
    Rogue Valley gardening calendar - November 2012 (Video)
    The garden is quieter this time of year but there are still projects and chores. There are still many things to enjoy! The rain has returned but there could be a few greens to munch in the fall vegetable garden. You can still plant garlic and...
  • Anderson's Orchard Indiana
    Anderson Orchard Mooresville, Indiana ~ Apple and Craft Fairs
    Anderson Orchard is tucked in the hillsides of Mooresville, Indiana. Family owned and operated by Paul and Carolyn Anderson since 1969, it offers u-pick on a variety of fruit. Pick your own apples, raspberries, plums. peaches, pears, and pumpkins...
  • Apples from Fontenelle Orchards
    Go pick some apples: make memories and support local farmers
    If you are wondering how you can support local farmers and have some fun this weekend, check out the apple orchards. It is apple season and the weather is perfect for it.If you have never been to an orchard, you are in for a treat. Apple varieties...
  • Orchard Fun
    How about them apples: the joy and economy of Cherry Hill Orchards
    Sticker shock over grocery prices is becoming the norm, especially in the produce aisle, where apples even in season are ranging from a buck fifty to two dollars per pound. One remedyfor this is a trip to Cherry Hill Orchards in Lancaster,which...
  • Apple Picking for the Whole Family
    Apple Picking for the Whole Family
    A tradition of many families in the Northern Virginia area, as the crisp in the air grows every evening, is to sneak away to the mountains. The slow changing of the colors is a reminder of the end of summer and the end of the summer bounty.The...
  • 'The Orchard' by Theresa Weir
    The Week’s Most Talked About Book: ‘The Orchard’ by Theresa Weir
    North Carolina is the 7th largest apple-producing state in the nation, according to the official site of Henderson County Travel and Tourism.The apple harvest season of North Carolina runs from early September through mid October. You can tour one...
  • Apple Picking In Central Illinois
    Fun at the Apple Farm: Apple Picking Favorites in Central Illinois
    With autumn the apples arrive; and that means apple picking. If you’re looking to take the family out to the farm for some apple picking fun, try one of these family friendly destinations. Tanners Orchards, Speer, IllinoisLocated just north...
  • Pomegranate on tree
    Chico family finds success with Skylake Ranch Pomegranate Products
    Skylake Ranch Pomegranate Products have become popular since they were introduced to grocery stores and farmers markets over a year ago. The sauces and syrups are 100 percent local to Northern California, made with pomegranates grown from a family...