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New England Numbers: Autumn

New England Numbers: Autumn
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Buxton, Maine

Photo/Art by Gregg Bolton
Buxton, Maine

20,000
estimated leaves on a large, mature, healthy maple tree

30
apple pies served at the annual baking contest at Shelburne Orchards in Shelburne, VT

132,000
acres of potatoes planted in Maine in 1950

56,000
acres of Maine potatoes in 2008

168 million
total weight in pounds of New England’s apple crop in 2008

13,840
annual work time in man-hours put into constructing the 8-acre corn and sorghum Mega Maze at Davis Farmland in Sterling, MA

12,000
number of cider doughnuts made each day of Columbus Day weekend at Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury, VT

47
percentage of New Hampshire’s 5.9 million acres that were forested in 1870

84
percentage of forested land in New Hampshire in 2009

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