Minnesota Apple Orchards Endure Labor Shortage During Peak SeasonIt’s peak apple picking season and as visitors return to their favorite apple orchard, they may notice fewer activities being offered.
Best Apple Pie In MinnesotaOnce considered as distinctly American as macaroni and cheese, apple pie has taken on new variations. In fact, it's quite continental. Can you describe the difference in Dutch, French or American-style apple pie? (It might be in the apples and/or pie crust.) This classic dessert continues its reinvention with new twists to traditional recipes.
Best Places To Go Apple Picking Near MinnesotaOctober means beer fests and apple picking. Yes, apple picking time is here, and friends and families are filling their baskets. But the fall fests, as well as tree-ripened apples, bring visitors to these orchards.
Expect A Big Apple Crop In Minnesota This FallMinnesota apples will be plentiful this season. Great weather has given local growers a bumper crop. Natalie Nyhus went to Pine Tree Apple Orchard in White Bear Lake to see when the best picking will start.
New U Of M Apple Could Extend Apple Picking SeasonA new apple from the University of Minnesota could extend the fall apple picking season. University of Minnesota researchers developed a new type of apple that would ripen in August, one month ahead of most apple varieties.
WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Apple Pie In MinnesotaWhen baking the best apple pie in the entire state of Minnesota, there must be some kind of secret ingredient. Pine Tree Apple Orchard has been in the Jacobson family since the 1950s, and today it remains a family business -- run by six Jacobson siblings. "There's something about this piece of ground," said Bill Jacobson.
Best Apple Picking In MinnesotaCome on out and enjoy some fall fun, festivals and a wide variety of apple picking.
Viewers' Choice For Best Apple Orchard In MN: Pine TreeMinnesota knows its apples. The U of M developed the Sweet Tango, the Zestar and the state fruit -- The Honey Crisp. Orchards are brimming with people, trying to get their hands on those apples this time of year.
Apple Orchards Hitting Their Peak SeasonThere are apple orchards around the Twin Cities that are recovering from a rough start to the season.
Best Places To Go Apple Picking This Fall Near The Twin CitiesThe quintessential fall activity for families, friends and tourists is apple picking. Have fun with the family this fall and go apple picking at any of these great orchards.
Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip to Stillwater, MNScenic Stillwater sits only a short drive west of the Twin Cities, and its proximity to the St. Croix River means this bustling town is equally enjoyable on warm summer nights as it is wrapped up in a picturesque snowfall. Considered the birthplace of Minnesota, as the charter for statehood was signed here in 1858, the town is full of history. Don't miss out on a day trip to one of the most darling cities Minnesota has to offer.
Bumper Crop On Tap For StrawberriesA warm spring and plenty of rain means a bumper crop of strawberries – and they'll be ready in a week or two. Nancy Jacobson of Pine Tree Apple Orchard in White Bear Lake describes the upcoming atmosphere in the berry fields.