Bee on Macoun apple blossoms

Bees & Blossoms

The fresh scent of spring combined with the warm sun and the beauty of a blossoming orchard is truly a sight to behold. 🙂 But what makes it even better is nature’s hard workers. Honey bees are an important part of growing delicious fruit. Each bee brings pollen to and from our apple blossoms, sometimes …

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Winter Self-Serve Stand

Now Serving through Winter!

Our Self-Serve Stand is open for winter this year. Come check out our crisp apples. 🙂 We’ve got Cortland, MacIntosh, and Macoun for a limited time only! We also have Mutsu, Empire, Gold Delicious, Northern Spy, Red Delicious, and Utilities for you to enjoy.Later We will set out some Macoun/Spy hybrids and Mystery apples. If …

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Last Weekend for Pick Your Own

Oct 22 & 23 are the last days for Pick-Your-Own apples. Stop by for some yummy apple donuts, and beautiful autumn apple picking. We’ve got fruit ready and hanging from the trees, including Red Delicious, Gold Delicious, Empires, Northern Spys, and Mutsu. If you don’t have time to go picking, just stop by the stand …

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Pick Your Own apples sign in western MA

Pick Your Own is Back!

Come join us on weekends in September & October from 10am to 4pm (closed Labor Day).The apples on the trees are just asking to be picked. We’ve got Paula Reds, Ginger Golds, Zestars, Macs, and Red Gravs to kick off the season.And there may even be some peaches, nectarines, and pears for the first weekend …

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New Self-Serve Stand is Open

Come check out our new self-serve stand. We moved it into the next room over, and installed a chiller to keep the fruit fresh and juicy! We’ve got peaches and nectarines, ripened in the summer sun and ready for eating. 🙂Also apples are on their way, so look forward to getting some Paula Reds, Ginger …

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First Ever Pick Your Own!

We are getting ready for our Pick Your Own Apples. Parking lot is set, signs are made and we are super excited!!! Come join us weekends in September and October from 10 to 4. Great family outdoor activity. We plan to have a couple extra fun activities for the smaller children. We will also have …

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The Peaches are ready!

We’re picking our peaches and stocking our stand. Come and take a drive to the Berkshires and enjoy our fresh summer fruit!

Anne Jensen standing next to beautiful white blossoms on a Macoun apple tree

Snowball Blossoms

Today we were strolling through the orchard and saw so many beautiful white blossoms. 🙂 The Macouns are having a Snowball Bloom, and the air is full of the sweet smell of apple flowers and the buzz of bees, busily pollinating each & every one. All under a pleasant sky with drifting clouds, and every …

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Worker pruning nectarines

Pruning Nectarines

Sometimes too many leaves grow on a tree blocking the sunlight from reaching the fruit. To solve this, farmers prune off unneeded branches so the sun can reach the nectarines. This is beneficial because when the sun hits the nectarine it causes the nectarine to grow sweeter and ripen, also known as Sun Ripening. Yum! …

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