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Guide to Your Ideal Fall Getaway to Cooperstown, America's Most Perfect Village

Jane Seo | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
Jane Seo

Think of all the quintessential fall activities you want to check off this season: apple picking, brewery tour, spa treatment, cider doughnuts. The list goes on. Luckily, there is a one stop town in Upstate New York where you can do all of the above -- and much, much more.

Apple-Picking Season Is Just Around the Corner for These Illinois Orchards!

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.16.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

It's almost apple picking season, and that means it's almost time to enjoy all the apple orchards Illinois has to offer. In central, southern, and nor...

Healthy, Buggy Harvest: The Joys and Jolts of Chemical-Free Orcharding

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 08.18.2015 | Green
Jan DeBlieu

The ripening Winesap had a beautiful pinkish cast to its skin, a shine that promised good eating -- and a long-legged, fierce-looking insect clinging to it. An assassin bug that could inflict a nasty, painful bite. We were absolutely thrilled.

Our Instagram-Filtered Double Life

Shanell Mouland | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

First, the scene: An apple orchard. Piles of children tripping over the apples discarded on the ground by piles of other children. Grumpy dads and iPhone-wielding moms taking pictures to prove their children do seasonally appropriate activities in seasonally appropriate attire.

6 Apple-Picking Tricks to Get You the Tastiest Pie of the Season

The Stir | Posted 01.06.2013 | Taste
The Stir

There's nothing like taking your kids walking through lush orchards and gathering apples to use for all different sorts of snacks and treats, from fresh-baked pie to caramel apples. Here, six tips and tricks on picking the most primo apples.

When Field Trips Go Wrong

Bethany Meyer | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Bethany Meyer

My son is in kindergarten. With 29 other boys. I volunteered to chaperone their field trip to an apple orchard last week.

Meet 92-Year-Old Beekeeper Stan Brown

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

Stan Brown of Cumberland, Maine, is nearly 93 years old, one of America's oldest registered beekeepers.

Get Out And Add Some Green To Fall

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.17.2011 | Green

You've probably already reluctantly swapped your bathing suit for wool sweaters, maybe even your flip flops for boots. But rather than pining after su...

Planting an Urban Orchard

Wesley Epplin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Wesley Epplin

Where will your next slice of apple pie come from? What if it came from apples you've never tasted before that were grown in your city? In Chicago, this hypothetical could soon be a reality.