The Local Food Report
7:00 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Local Apple Farming Requires Careful Maintenance

Credit Elspeth Hay
Local Apple Farming Requires Careful Maintenance, Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay

What goes into those nice, crisp apples we can't get enough of this time of year? This week on The Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with farmer Paul Crowell about how he cares for his family orchard at Crow Farm in Sandwich. He walks her through the steps of caring for dwarf and standard trees from replanting to pruning to spraying and mowing.

You can learn more about apple varieties that do well locally and find a recipe for apple pie on Elspeth's blog, Diary of a Locavore.