Cook With Pleasure!
Each variety of NH-grown fruit has its own attributes …which one to use for which purpose is largely a personal preference, although some are better for fresh eating, while some are also great for baking. Check with your local orchard to see which varieties they grow and what their recommendations might be.
If you plan on using your fruit within a couple of weeks, store them in your refrigerator. If you need to store them longer, ask the orchard for the best option – maybe it’s still the fridge, or maybe it’s a plastic storage container (with a good lid), then in the refrigerator. This is where a spare refrigerator comes in handy, if you can manage it. And again, some varieties store better than others.