For more than 50 years, Red Jacket Orchards has mastered the art of making premium fruits and juices. Now, Brian Nicholson, third-generation owner, and food writer Sarah Huck have partnered to create the first farm-oriented cookbook solely dedicated to all things fruit, sharing recipes, tips and tricks of the business and a history of growing in the Northeast. 

Red Jacket Orchards, founded in 1958, is a 600-acre family orchard producing fruits, cold-pressed juices and cider. Decades of harvesting apples and many summer fruits, including cherries, strawberries, peaches and plums, Red Jacket Orchards understands the definition of perfect ripeness which creates full-flavored fruits.

From ripe-fruit recipes for spring to preserves, jams and chutneys for winter, FRUITFUL: Four Seasons of Fresh Fruit provides readers access to mouth-watering specialties such as Strawberry Black Pepper Granita, Scallop and Blueberry Ceviche and Spicy Roast Chicken with Rhubarb Chutney. Not only will FRUITFUL offer recipes, but it will also include expert advice on growing, preparing and pairing fruit.

“Never has the job of growing both community and product appeared more meaningful than in the pages of this wonderful book, whose recipes take you through the seasons with grace and aplomb,” raved Dan Barber, chef and co-owner of Blue Hill Restaurant and Farm.

Coupled with Nicholson family recipes, FRUITFUL will also feature a thoughtful forward by Chef Daniel Humm, and 25 recipes from fruit-favoring celebrity chefs such as Melissa Clark, Dan Barber, Jody Williams and Karen Demasco.

Published by Running Press, FRUITFUL will become available in both hard cover and e-book in May 2014.

For an early glimpse of FRUITFUL, including fourteen recipes, the front and back covers and the table of contents, please visit

FRUITFUL: Four Seasons of Fresh Fruit Recipes
By Brian Nicholson, owner of Red Jacket Orchards and Sarah Huck
Running Press; $27.50 US/$30.50 CAN; Hardcover; 8 ½ x 8 ½
ISBN: 9780762445653
E-book ISBN: 9780762451753

Brian Nicholson Red Jacket Orchards 1-315-781-2749