CHANGING ROLE OF DUTCHESS APPLES

Amenia

Julian Strauss, with input and comments from other locals, looks at the farm and family of Amenia farmer Edward Dean, in part through a daily diary. While farming a range of items, apples are covered in some detail, in text and photos.  Through Amenia Historical Society.

Red Hook

Red Hook Apples Online Exhibition and Toolset

Historic Red Hook partners with Bard College Professor Gretta Tritch Roman on a highly-innovative digital “exhibition.”  According to Tritch Roman and HRH President Claudine Klose, having students, many of whom are not originally from the area, go out into the community to meet families who have been located in Red Hook for generations and centuries, was a very rewarding experience for all involved.

In the 18th century every farmer would have had some sort of relatively small apple orchard as their farm produce was used primarily for their own consumption. Technology and especially transportation changes like the canal and train, created a more market-based, commercial opportunity for apple growing.

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