5 of the Best Apple Orchards in Massachusetts

Fall is finally here and along with it the traditional apple picking season!

Here in Massachusetts, people are always searching for the best orchards to pick from. Nothing is better than picking a fresh apple straight from the branch, It’s an activity that is fun for the whole family. Also, it is a great way to spend time outdoors and get a little exercise in the process. Therefore, we compiled a list of the 5 best apple orchards in Massachusetts to choose from (although there are plenty of great orchards to choose from!).

5 of the Best Apple Orchards in Massachusetts

Atkin’s Farm-Amherst. Located just outside of town, Atkin’s offers a wide variety of fall events for the whole family. The farm allows customers to Pick Your Own (PYO) apples from their orchard, as well as purchase already picked apples. Many other homemade, local items are also for sale, such as maple sugar from their on-site store. The farm is well known in the region for producing some of the sweetest apples around.

Clarkdale Fruit Farms-Deerfield. This farm is run by a father and son with a passion for apples. This passion shows in the sheer variety of apples that Clarkdale Farms offers, over sixty varieties at last count. They also offer various ciders besides apple, such as pear in their store. Ask about the various recipes they have on hand to use their almost unlimited varieties of apples in, very yummy stuff.

Nashoba Valley Winery-Bolton. This orchard is located on the property of a incredible winery. Not only can you pick some amazing apples but you can sample the various wines they produce, as well as eat at their delectable restaurant located on the property. Some specific varieties of PYO apples require a reservation, so make sure to check in advance, if you need to do this. The location is also a very popular wedding destination.

Red Apple Farm-Phillipston. Run by a grower who is a fourth generation orchard producer, Red Apple Farm offers not only PYO apples but various family friendly attractions; such as hay rides and petting zoos, as well traditional apple orchard treats like cider donuts and home made fudge. There is something here for everyone. This particular farm is known for it’s one apple tree that has had all the different varieties of apples grown in the orchard grafted on to it. Many people visit the farm to view this amazing apple tree alone.

Old Frog Pond Farm-Harvard. This farm prides itself on only using organic pesticide sprays in it’s orchards. The farm doesn’t have PYO apples but does have PYO raspberries. Old Frog Pond Farm is known for it’s various art sculptures, as well as an amazing farm stand with fresh vegetables such as kale and squash. The farm has been in business for ten years now and continues to grow larger every year.

Be sure to check out some of these apple orchards with your family this year. You will make some lasting memories and sample some of the best home grown foods Massachusetts has to offer. We feel that these are some of the best apple orchards in Massachusetts and we think you’ll agree. Go pick some apples today!




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