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Traversing Orchards and Farms in Fall

Summer’s end is near, and autumn is at our doorstep.  The nights turn cooler, daytime is crisply pleasant, and trees grow stunning in color.  Thus, what could be more appropriate during this ideal season than taking pleasure in the assorted farms and orchards the area has to offer?

Here are a few of the many amazing Central Massachusetts locations.


Brookfield Orchards.  Sometimes, you just want to pick your own apples.  And, you wouldn’t mind ice cream, cheese, cider, hot apple dumplings, honey crackers, picnic tables, a playground, and penny candy thrown in the mix.  If this sounds good to you, head out to Brookfield Orchards on 12 Lincoln Road in North Brookfield.  For directions and other data, call 508-867-6858.


Westview Farms Creamery.  You say you adore breathtaking sunsets and rolling hills?  Then, Westview Farms Creamery on 111 East Hill Road in Monson could be your destination.  Actually, individuals come from all around to pick pumpkins, enjoy the scenery, and savor yummy food.  For more information, call 413-267-5355.


Old Frog Pond Farm.  Organic produce has become a staple in many kitchens.  Luckily, certified organic fruit is available at Old Frog Pond Farm on 38 Eldridge Road in Harvard.  And, if art happens to be your thing, nirvana will find you, as a handsome art studio is also on the premises.  For details, call 978-456-8130.


Red Apple Farm.  Love quintessential New England farms?  Hiking trails?  Cider donuts?  Apples pies?  Indian corn?  Jams?  Fudge?  Assorted fruits?  In that case, Red Apple Farm on 455 Highland Avenue in Phillipston will lasso your heart.  In fact, the place is said to be incredible.  For specifics, call 978-249-6763.


Bolton Farms.  Okay, flowers captivate you.   At the same time, you like fresh vegetables, New England cider, gourmet delis, fruit, chocolate treats, and other exciting gastronomical indulgences.  Well, Bolton Orchards on 125 Still River Road in Bolton will almost certainly satisfy your cravings.  For particulars, call 978-779-2733.


Hollis Hills Farms / West End Creamery and Family Farm.  Every now and then, you just need something sweet.  However, you want the product to be natural.  Hollis Hills Farms on 340 Marshall Road in Fitchburg (978-696-3130) and West End Creamery and Family Farm on 481 Purgatory Road in Whitinsville (508-234-2022) sell their own honey.  Still, if real maple syrup appeals more to your taste, Hollis Hill Farms has that, as well.


Fall is a terrific time to get out and explore the assorted orchards and farms in Central Massachusetts.  For additional ideas, go to http://www.appleseed.org/what-to-do-in-massachusetts/mass-farms/

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