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Apple Season in New England

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Fall has arrived in New England, and so too have the bus loads of students, and van loads of families, heading into the hills to pick apples. The annual apple picking trip has become a tradition for many in the region, and a connection to our history as a place where apples are grown.

But today, apple orchards are under increasing pressure, because of real estate development and larger factory farms from outside New England, like the Pacific Northwest.

This program aired on September 25, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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