Orchard Observations: Autumn Harvest

Orchard Observations: Autumn Harvest

By Megan Humphrey, Shelburne Orchards I’ve learned quite a lot about apples over the years. Having the Food & Earth Science and International Foods classes from Burlington High School visit the orchard gave me the perfect opportunity to research even more. I needed to learn about grafting, disease and pests, and who Johnny Appleseed was […]

Simple apple recipes

Simple apple recipes

By Megan Humphrey, Shelburne Orchards I’m a KISS cook, Keep It Simple Stupid. I love to eat, but am a lazy chef because I like the end result rather than preparation. I make large batches of food that we can eat for days. Fortunately, my husband, Terry, doesn’t seem to mind.  That said, I know […]

Want to visit a farm?

Want to visit a farm?

By Megan Humphrey, Shelburne Orchards I am all about stretching the summertime as long as possible. Even into September, there are a few delightful days of sunshine that allow us to be outside. In northern Vermont, it’s a great time of year to head out to see what’s happening on local farms.  Agri-tourism, the tourism […]

Orchard Observations

By Megan Humphrey Shelburne Orchards We’re heading in the right direction with regards to farming in Vermont. Between 2007 and 2012, the number of farms has risen by 5 percent, agricultural land has increased by 1 percent, and the market value of agricultural products has gone up 15 percent. However, with the average age of […]

Orchard Observations: Through the years

By Megan Humphrey, Shelburne Orchards Not many of us work with the same person for the majority of our careers – but that is exactly happened at Shelburne Orchards. Recently, I realized that Nick Cowles and Terry Hotaling have been in a working relationship for longer than any other relationship in their lives. I am […]