Hundreds of New Englanders flock to Shelburne Farms to pick sweet-tart Cortlands and Macintoshes and sample their cider donuts and caramel apples. Pre-Farmers to You, I would pick bushels of apples at a time and turn them into gallons of applesauce, sheets of fruit leather and jars of dried apple rings. All good, mind you, but nothing compared to New England apples fresh off the tree. What sold us on FTY last March was the fact that their farmers magically stored their apples in such a way that they still had that just-picked crunch months later. A miracle!