Weekends with Yankee

Richard Wiese and Amy Traverso explore all six New England states.


  • Fall in New England

    Visits include: apple orchards, fall foliage sites and a cranberry harvest.
  • The Seacoast

    Maine’s wild blueberries, Rose Island Lighthouse, surfing in Narragansett Bay
  • Adventures in New England

    Richard rides a tall ship, flies in a hot air balloon and takes a dune tour.
  • At the Shore

    An insider's look at Nantucket, shark-tagging and farm-to-table dinner in Chatham (Mass).
  • Farms and Foraging

    Stops include: Vermont’s Quechee Gorge, Kelly Way Gardens and Block Island.
  • Fun

    Visits to Nantucket, the White Mountains, Little Fenway and a Whiffle Ball factory.
  • Land and Sea

    Richard sails in Rhode Island while Amy visits a general store.
  • Old Things/New Hands

    Visits include: a sustainable fishery, Arethusa Farm, Vermont’s Trapp Family Lodge.

About Weekends with Yankee

Richard Wiese explores the sights, sounds and tastes of all six New England states — from foraging for edible invasive plants in Connecticut to whitewater rafting on Maine's wild Kennebec River. Senior food editor Amy Traverso shares the recipes, local flavors and sense of community that make up the fabric of the region’s food and dining scene.