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Business, Food, Shopping

Apples are this family’s business

Family’s easygoing attitude and dedication keep customers coming back year after year

From the Editor

From the Editor

In this edition, UpCountry Editor Jennifer Huberdeau writes about the haunted places one can find throughout the region. Leading off her article, she asks: Do you believe in ghosts? Well, if you don’t believe in ghosts, perhaps you’ll believe my story. I grew up in Adams in a house built by a stonemason. The home… Continue reading From the Editor

From the Editor

From the Editor

A horse and rider round the barrel during the barrel racing portion of the Double M Rodeo at the 2018 Adams Agricultural Fair. Eagle File Photo. Click here to read more. This issue really captures the essence of UpCountry’s outdoors. UpCountry correspondent Stephanie Gravalese travels the Berkshires and Southern Vermont on culinary adventures and visited… Continue reading From the Editor

Family, Food, Outdoors, Travel

10 fairs you don’t want to miss

In Western Massachusetts Adams Agricultural Fair 371 Old Columbia St. Adams Aug. The Double M Rodeo promises to be a highlight of the 45th Adams Agricultural Fair, which also includes a demolition derby, livestock contests, horse and oxen pulls, a K-9 dog demonstration, a birds of prey show, live music and entertainment, concessions, amusement… Continue reading 10 fairs you don’t want to miss

From the Editor

From the editor

We’ve been creating this bimonthly magazine for a little more than two years now, and it’s a labor of love for all involved. Hardly a day goes by when someone mentions to me how much they enjoy reading and looking at UpCountry Magazine. That is so heartening. Hearing from you helps keep us on track.… Continue reading From the editor


Get in the Comfort Food Mood

What exactly makes a dish comfort food material? After reviewing many definitions of the term, I landed on one by Merriam-Webster, it was concise and hit the spot, “comfort food: food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal.”

History, Outdoors

Finding the ‘lost ski areas’ that made the Berkshires a skiers’ paradise

Today, the majority of the popular ski areas that brought tourists to the Berkshire Hills, the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, beginning with the snow trains and ending with destination resorts from the 1970s and 1980s, exist only as abandoned ski lifts and tow ropes, photographs, postcards and memories.

Food, People, Shopping

From sweet to savory, chocolate confections you’ll want to keep for yourself

You can’t go wrong with chocolate. That’s what Nick Monte, chocolatier and co-owner of the Village Peddler in East Arlington, Vt., and the Village Chocolate Shoppe in Bennington, Vt., believes.

Food, Shopping

Hitting the sweet spot

Yes, sweet things from Northampton, Mass. ovens help people power up for the rigors of their days, just as they do at early-bird bakeries across UpCountry communities. To be sure, the scratch baking scene isn’t Northampton’s most-played card. But for me, when it comes to this college town’s culinary map, morning treats put the longing in longitude. And the choices are expanding.