• Kids like apples the most, says survey

    (NEW YORK) — In the battle to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, knowledge is power.  And apples, of course, are from the tree of knowledge. Published in Pediatrics, data from the large,…

  • Sweet and savory apple recipes for fall

    It’s officially apple season. If you’re inundated with the fruit of fall, here are some sweet and savory recipes that can put your apples — and your stomach — to work. Click on the link in the slides for each recipe.

  • Chomp into apple season with festivals, dinners, orchards, cider

    Seventy-five miles outside the nation’s capital is the Washington region’s apple capital. And with the season in full-swing, now is the time to celebrate all things apple.

  • Health officials link Calif. apple packer to listeria deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Strains of listeria found inside a California apple packing facility match listeria bacteria that have sickened 32 people across the country, including at least three deaths, the Food and Drug Administration said.…

  • Central Va. apple growers adjust to rising costs

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Rising costs have prompted some Central Virginia apple growers to change their production methods. The Nelson County Times ( ) reports that many orchards have bought smaller trees or dwarf trees,…

  • How rising temperatures affect apple crops (Video)

    It\’s apple harvest time throughout the region, but the global problem of rising temperatures is affecting crops.

  • Back-to-school bars: A healthy, homemade treat

    This take on a sweet and crunchy bar uses whole grains, apples, vegetables and a touch of honey. Try the recipe next time you need something to fill the lunchboxes and hungry tummies.