Up here at Poverty Lane Orchards we grow all sorts of apples for all sorts of reasons.
But really it’s apples: delightful ones for eating, cooking and sweet cider, and weird-tasting ones for fermenting into adult-beverage cider.
Into the 1950’s, our fields belonged to three different dairy farms, all scattered along Poverty Lane in Lebanon, NH.
By the early sixties, all three had quit dairy, and sold their land to one new owner.
He planted those fields to main-crop New England apple varieties – McIntosh, Cortland, and Macoun.