Food, People

Heirloom apples grow here

On Scott Farm in Dummerston, more than 100 ‘almost-lost’ varieties are grown with tender care


Where to find apple cider doughnuts …

Signs that fall has arrived in New England: Leaves of gold, red and orange. Crisp, cool nights. Apple harvests and overflowing pumpkin patches. And with it comes a bounty of autumn-flavored goodness: Apple cider, apple and pumpkin pies, and the indulgence in apple cider doughnuts. We all have our favorite apple cider doughnuts, since no… Continue reading Where to find apple cider doughnuts …

Essay, Outdoors

In the shadow of Mount Monadnock

By Bob Audette I don’t recall when I first summited Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, N.H., but it has loomed over my life since my folks uprooted me and my two brothers from suburban Connecticut to the rural, rough-and-tumble village of Troy, N.H., in 1968. In my first dozen years or so in the Granite State,… Continue reading In the shadow of Mount Monadnock


From the editor

Hancock Shaker Village in the Berkshires is a museum that keeps alive the religion, history and culture of a small and devout group of people who fled religious persecution in England in the late 18th century and moved to find peace in America. The Shakers are said to have lived a “simple life,” but that… Continue reading From the editor