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Poet Robert Frost was briefly a New Hampshire farmer, starting in 1910. Although he was not able to succeed at farming, it was there that he began writing seriously, and the memories of the farm stayed with him his entire life. This is from his poem "On the Sale of My Farm":

It shall be no trespassing
If I come again some spring
In the grey disguise of years,
Seeking ache of memory here.

 Rye Beach Sunset
"Rye Beach Sunset"

© 2002 Aurora-Leigh Berube
Nashua, New Hampshire

Read Robert Frost's poem After Apple Picking

Alyson's Apple Orchard
57 Alysons Lane
(603) 756-9090
Within sight of the Connecticut River, the Green Mountains and Mt. Ascutney, Alyson's Orchard includes 90 acres of apples, plums, peaches, pears and berries. Visitors are welcome at Alyson's - We're happy to take a break from our chores to tour the orchard and offer our guests fruit from the cooler. For an extended visit to the area, stay at our beautiful Rochambeau Lodge or the Foster Farmhouse, available year around for one-party groups such as family gatherings, weddings, ski groups and hunting parties. The perfect vacation spot for leaf watchers and foliage seekers in the Fall.
Directions: From Boston, take Route 2 West to Route 140 North to Route 12 North From the westside of Keene, where Route 12 turns sharply to the north at the light, it is 12.8 miles to Blackjack Crossing. Turn right. Follow along 1 mile to Wentworth Road and turn left. The main Orchard entrance is .5 miles on the left. Our offices are in the large red metal building at the top of the hill.
>From Hartford, CT, take Interstate 91 to Vermont Exit 5 (Westminster/Walpole) to Route 5 South to Route 123 East to Route 12 South, then 4.4 miles South on Route 12 to Blackjack Crossing. Turn left. Follow along 1 mile to Wentworth Road and turn left. The main Orchard entrance is .5 miles on the left. Our offices are in the large red metal building at the top of the hill.
Apples: Ashmeads Kernal, Baldwin, Black Gilliflower, Black Oxford, Belle de Boskoop, Blue Pairmain, Braeburn, Bramley's Seeding, Callville Blanc de Hiver, Cornish Gilliflower, Cortland,Cox's Orange Pippin, Crimson Early, Dolgo Crab, Duchess, Empress, Spitzenburg, Fameuse, Fuji, Gala, Ginger Gold, Gravenstein, Honeycrisp, Hudson's Golden Gem, Jersy Mac, Jonagold, Jonamac, Karajin de Somerville, Lady, Macoun, Maiden's Blush, McIntosh, Mutsu New York 429, Northern Spy, Rhode Island Greening, Sansa, Winesap, Winter Banana, Zabergau Reinette
visit the Alyson's Apple Orchard website

Apple Acres
Sam Nassar
52 Searles Rd.
Open: Saturday and Sunday after New Year's Day 'til mid August 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Closed Easter)
Open every day mid August till' New Year's Eve 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas)
Directions: from I-93 North take route 93 South, get off at Exit 3, Route 111 in Windham, NH. At the end of the off ramp bear right, travel 0.6 mile to a "T" intersection with a traffic light. The intersection is Route 111 and 111A, turn left travel East on Route 111 for .25 mile then turn left onto Searles Road. travel North on Searles Road 0.8 miles Apple Acres will be on the right, look for the Apple Acres sign and turn right.
Apples, peaches, pears, pumpkins, cider, pies, candles, jelly, cheese, maple, Christmas trees, firewood, PYO, farm mkt. Farm tours for schools and various other school programs, wagon rides on fall weekends, pumpkin picking
visit the Apple Acres website

Apple Annie
Charles and Joan Pratt
66 Rowell Rd.
Open: September-Thanksgiving, 9am-6pm, daily.
Low spray apples, cider, baked goods, jams, jellies, pumpkins, vegetables, PYO, farm market.

Applecrest Farm Orchards
Ben and Peter Wagner
133 Exeter Road (Rt. 88)
Hampton Falls
Phone: 603-926-3721
Open: year round, 8am-6pm.
Applecrest Farm Orchards is the oldest and largest apple orchard in New Hampshire's beautiful seacoast region. Only minutes from Hampton Beach and historic Portsmouth, and less than an hour from the White Mountains or Boston, its central location makes it a popular year-round attraction. It has been growing the finest fruits and vegetables on its 400+ acres since the first apple tree was planted in 1913. Operated by the Wagner family since 1954, it now has over 20,000 apple trees producing 100,000 bushels of forty different varieties which include the ever popular McIntosh, Cortland, Red Delicious, Macoun and Ida Red, as well as many of the old-time favorites.
In addition to the farm, we maintain two markets located at: Rt. 1, Hampton Falls, NH and Jct. 110 & 150, Amesbury, MA
Apples: Gravenstein, Paula Red, McIntosh, Cortland, Macoun, Empire, Mutsu, Ida Red, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Melrose, Northern Spy, Rome Beauty, Baldwin. Others available in limited quantities include Russet, Rhode Island Greening, Wageners, and various summer varieties
visit the Applecrest Farm Orchards website

Apple Hill Farm
Chuck and Diane Souther
580 Mountain Rd., ( Rt. 132)
Open: August - Thanksgiving, 8:30am-5:30pm, daily.
Apples, jams and jellies, fresh baked pies, cider, fall vegetables, pumpkin picking, hayrides and Specialty products, PYO, farm mkt. Bus tours, hiking trails, picnic areas, special harvest events, school tours and private tours. Send or call for mailing of all our activities.

Appleview Orchard
1266 Upper City Rd.
Pittsfield, NH 03263
Merrimack County
Phone: (603) 435-6483
Open: Daily, 12:00pm-9:00pm March-August; Daily, 9:00am-9:00pm September-December
Description: Harvest your own apples, super-premium ice cream and a fine gift shop in a breathtaking NH setting! Stroll through our gorgeous family-run farm and pick some perfect apples then, if you'd like, bring them back to our "olden time shoppe" porch and press them yourself into fresh sweet cider, or take home some of ours. Afterward, enjoy over 25 flavors of scrumptious ice cream in a home made waffle cone while browsing for delectable local treats and other fine gifts. Or contact us and we'll ship fresh apples, gift baskets and assortments anywhere. We proudly feature NH products!
Apples: Macintosh, Macouns, Cortland, Red Delicious, Empire, Russet, Molly Delicious, Summer Treats, Brocks, Paula Reds
Directions: Rt. 93 to Rt. 393/202/4/9. East to Epsom traffic circle. North on Rt.28 to Pittsfield. Left onto Upper City Road. Aprox. 1.25 miles on left, at top of hill.
Website: Visit the Appleview Orchard website

Birchwood Orchard
Larry and Mary Pierce
206 Old Turnpike Rd., Rt. 124
Open: August 30 - November 23, 10am-6pm
Apples, cider, pies

Brookdale Fruit Farm Inc.
Charles and Richard Hardy
38 Broad St., Rt. 130
Open: year round, 8am-6pm, (9am-5pm, Jan.-July).
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples, pumpkins
visit the Brookdale Fruit Farm website

Bunker Hill Orchards
Cameron and Joan Sewall
97 Bunker Hill Ave.(1 1/2 m. off Rt. 108)
Open August - November, August 9am-5pm; September-November, 9am-5pm, daily, 12:30-5 Monday and Thursday
Apples, peaches, grapes

Burch Farm
32 Whitehall Rd
Open: approximately July 25-winter. Call for hours of operation.
Apples: 45 varieties, including antiques, blackberries, vine fruits. Tour of orchard with information about preservation of genetic heritage, by appointment.

Canney Brook Farm
154 Middle Rd.
Open: September-October, 10am-5pm, weekends only
Apples, peaches, PYO, picnicing.

Cardigan Mountain Orchard
1540 Mt. Cardigan Rd.
Open: September - November, 10am-6pm.
Apples, sweet cider, homemade jams and apple butter, pumpkins, squash, baked goods and other fall items

Currier Orchards
9 Peaslee Rd.
Open Labor Day-Thanksgiving, weekdays 10am-5pm, weekends and holidays, 9am-6pm
Apples, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, cukes, gourds, freshly pressed cider, PYO, school tours by appointment, play area

Deer Cap Orchard
1275 Rt. 16
Open: August-October, 9am-4pm.
PYO apples

Deerview Orchard
64 Old Center Rd.
Open: Labor Day weekend - Thanksgiving, September-October, 10am-5pm daily except Tuesday; November, weekends only
Apples, blueberries, pumpkins, fall vegetables, our own cider, maple products, mums, pies, breads, jams, gifts and more, PYO, farm mkt. Sunday horsedrawn hayrides, school group field trips, Columbus Day weekend Applefest Celebration, Seniors Day every Wednesday.

Demeritt Hill Farm
66 Lee Rd. (Rt. 155)
Open: Year 'round, 10am-6pm, daily
Apples (pyo) and in our store, pears, pumpkins, gourds, our own cider, corn, christmas trees, scenic picnic spots including facilities, blueberries
Activities: 3 nature/hiking trails, wagon rides, farm animals, educational school group field trips, farm tours, arts and crafts classes
Farm store offering apple products, local produce, local new hampshire crafts
dogs welcomed, handicapped accessible, bus parking,
New Bakery: pies, brownies, cookies, jams, cakes, breads, crisps, doughnuts, rolls/pastries, muffins, baked goods platters.
Nordic Activity Center including: Furnished Warming House w/wood stove overlooking Ice Skating pond, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, and Sledding. Kids Play Area: Animals, John Deere tricycle Course, other activities
visit the Demeritt Hill Farm website

Elwood Orchards
54 Elwood Rd.
Open: August- April, 10am,-5pm.
Apples, peaches, sweet cherries, sour cherries

French Pond Orchards
43 Flanders Road
(603) 428-3000

Gould Hill Orchards
656 Gould Hill Rd
Contoocook (off Rt. 103 between Hopkinton and Contoocook)
Open August-June. 9:30am-5pm, daily; 9am-6pm, seasonally.
A 200 year-old family-owned and operated farm, we grow over 85 varieties of apples and 14 varieties of peaches on nearly 100 acres of prime farm land. We also produce our own fresh sweet cider, maple syrup and other fruit products. Our hilltop location affords both prime apple growing land and spectacular views stretching 75 miles from south-central New Hampshire to the White Mountains.
Directions: from Boston and south, travel North on I-93 to Concord, NH. Take I-89 North toward White River Junction, VT. Take EXIT 4 (Hopkinton) At the end of ramp, go straight on Route 103 into the center of Hopkinton Village. Bear right on to Route 103 toward Contoocook After 1 miles (at top of hill) take right on to Gould Hill Road. Following the signs to Gould Hill Orchards, which is located approximately 1 1/3 miles on the right. Apples: Ashmead Kernel, August Sweet, Blue Pearmain, Cox Orange Pippin, Granite Beauty, Gravenstein, Hubbardston Nonesuch, Ozark Gold, Pomme Grise, Porter, Rhode Island Greening, Sheepnose, Snow, Winesap and many others
visit the Gould Hill website

Great Brook Farm
335 Hackleboro Rd.
Open: September - November, 10am-5pm
Fresh apples, 12 varieties, fresh cider, local produce, pumpkins, gifts and much more, PYO, farm mkt. Pony rides, the "Haymazing Hay Maze", hayrides to orchard.

Hackleboro Orchards
Harry and Linda Weiser
Hackleboro Rd.
Open: mid August-Thanksgiving, 9am-6pm daily, closed Tuesday.
Apples, cider, pies, pumpkins, mums, winter squash, cook books, jams and jellies, pickles, maple products, honey and honey comb, peaches, Pick-Your-Own blueberries, pears, 6 varieties of Pick-Your-Own apples, gifts, farm market. Scenic picnic area, mail order, weekend tractor rides, farm animals, buses welcome, school tours by appointment, Apple Appreciation day, 50 mile-plus view from our view-deck, annual Halloween Treasure Hunts
Visiting dogs on leashes welcome
visit the Hackleboro Orchard website

Hatches Orchard
1440 Brownfield Rd.
Center Conway
Open: August-October, 10am-6pm, Thursday-Sunday
PYO apples, cider, pumpkins, winter squash, farm market. Picnic area.

Hazelton Orchards
Harry and Linda Weiser
Route 102, Harantis Lake Road
Phone: 603-783-4248
Open: Labor Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend, weekends only, from 10 am to 6 pm.
Featuring "Pick-Your-Own" apples, and more.

Hetnar R C Orchards
253 Prescott Road

High Haven Farm
310 Pine Hill Rd.
Open: May-November
PYO apples, blueberries

High Hopes Orchard
582 Glebe Rd.
Open: July 5-December 24, 9am-6pm
Gift shop, cider making, apples, Fall Festivals every weekend in September and October

Hillcrest Farm
255 White Oaks Rd.
Open: mid June-October, 9am-5pm, daily
Strawberries, raspberries, apples and vegetables in season

Hollow Hill Farm
Hollow Hill Rd.
Open: Labor Day -October 15, 9am-5pm, closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Apples and pumpkins, PYO. Apple picking in a small, well-groomed Orchard situated in a rural area with serene atmosphere and mountain views. Handicapped accessible.

Holt Brothers Orchard Inc.
Center Rd.
Open:P mid August-November 1, 9am-6pm
Early apples and peaches, our own cider, pears, plums, jams, jellies; Apple Orchard tour (call for appointment), petting zoo, hayrides.

Lavoie's Farm
172 Nartoff Road
Open: September-October, 9am-6pm.
Apples, pumpkins, PYO

Mack's Apples of Moosehill Orchard
230 Mammoth Rd.
(603) 432-3456
Open: mid August-mid June. 9am-6pm, daily, mkt; 10am-5pm, PYO.
Over 20 varieties of Farm raised apples

Mapadot Orchard
off Rt. 13
New Boston
Open: September andOctober, 10am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday
Apples, peaches, cider, PYO

Maplevale Farm and Orchard
14 Depot Rd.
E. Kingston
Open: year round, Monday- Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday 11am-4pm (hrs. extended at berry picking season)
PYO strawberries, blueberries, apples, also available peaches, plum, pears

McLeod Brothers Orchard
N. River Rd.
Open: late Aug-mid October Call PYO hot line for hours.
PYO and ready-picked apples, pumpkins and other fall items

Meadow Ledge Farm
612 Route 129
30 varieties of apples, cider

Norway Hill Orchard
Norway Hill
5 Duncan Rd.
Open: September and October, 10am-6pm, daily.

Oliver Merrill and Sons
569 Mammoth Rd.
Open: year round, 8am-6pm.

Peak Orchard
Craney Hill
Open: September -October, 9am-5pm, daily

Poverty Lane Orchard
Stephen Wood
98 Poverty Lane (1 m. up Poverty Lane from US Rt. 4, just W. of exit 19, I89)
Poverty Lane Orchards grows a huge range of apples, many heirlooms and dozens of cider apples.
Open: September-November, Monday- Friday, 8am-6pm, weekends, 10am-5pm
Sweet and hard cider tasting; antique apple tasting; wagon rides through Orchards on weekends visit the Poverty Lane Orchard website

R.C. Hetnar Orchard Inc.
253 Prescott Rd.
Open: September - June
Rudy's blend apple cider
Apples: -Mac's, Cortland, Macoun, Red and Golden Delicious, Rome, Empire

Richardson's Orchard
Jim and Sue Richardson
Boscawen, N.H.
New orchard. First crop expected 2004.

Riverview Farm
Paul Franklin
River Rd.
Open: September-October, 10am-5pm
Directions: If you're coming from Interstate 89 north, take exit twenty, turn right (south) onto 12A. After 3.5 miles turn right onto River Road. The farm is half a mile down on the left. If you're coming from Interstate 89 south, take exit twenty, turn left (south) onto 12A. After 3.5 miles turn right onto River Road. The farm is half a mile down on the left. PYO apples
visit the Riverview Farm website

Rockledge Orchard
Bernard and June Smith
Dana Hill Rd.
New Hampton
Open: September 15 - November 15, 8am-6pm

Smith Orchard
184 Leavitt Road
Belmont (Belknap county)
Phone: 603-524-9000
Open: September 12, 2003; 8:30 to 5:00
Directions: 3 miles south of Laconia, NH off of routes 106 or 107 on Leavitt Road. 20 miles north of Concord, NH
Description: A beautiful, 75 year old Orchard, situated on 30 acres of land. Large standard trees and new semi-dwarf trees. Seven varieties of Apple available. We sell Pumpkins, Mum, Cider, Gourds, Corn Stalks and 'home-grown' Honey. Tractor rides into and out of the Orchard. Come visit us, bring a picnic and spend the day.
Apples: MacIntosh, Cortland, Macoun, Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious, Ginger Gold, Jonagold
Visit the Smith Orchard website

J.E. Smith Farm Orchard
346 Peacham Rd.
Ctr. Barnstead
Open: 9am-6pm, daily
Directions: Located 1.5 miles off of Route 28
>From the Epsom Rotary - 16 miles North, on right (follow signs)
>From the alton Rotary - 6 miles South, on left (follow signs)
visit the J.E. Smith Farm Orchard website

Stonybrook Farm
David and Brenda Stowe
Glidden Rd. (2.2 miles E. of Gunstock Ski Area on Rt. 11A)
Open: Labor Day-mid October, call for hours of operation.
Apples, cider, horse and hay wagon rides to and from orchard

Sugar Springs Farm
Maryanne Herman
373 Cote Road
Open: April-December, 10am-5pm, daily
5 varieties of apples

Sunnycrest Farm-Londonderry
59 High Range Rd.
Open: June-December, 8am-5pm
Directions: Take exit 4 off I-93. Go west on Route 102, four miles to the Sunnycrest Farm sign on the right. Turn right...one mile to Sunnycrest
Apples, cider, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries
visit the Sunnycrest Farm website

Sunnycrest Farm-Concord
Robert Larocque
Carter Hill Rd.
Open: August- November, 9am-6pm
Directions: Take exit 15W off I-93 to Main Street (Route 3.) Go left at second light (Penacook Street.) Five miles to Sunnycrest
Apples, cider, peaches, plums, pears, pumpkins

Surowiec Farm
Steve Surowiec
Perley Hill Rd.
Open: September and October, 9am-5pm, Friday-Sunday
Apples, pumpkins, cider

Thornwood Orchard
Craig Williams
32 Dover Pt. Rd.
Open: August 15-October 25, 10am-5pm
Directions: From I-95 and points south: Take the Spaulding Turnpike to Dover Point Road, Exit 6N. Drive approximately 2 miles north. Look for the Thornwood Market building and our greenhouses on the right just past the Bill Dube Ford-Toyota dealership.
>From inland New Hampshire and points north: Take the Spaulding Turnpike south to Exit 7. Turn onto Dover Point Road and drive 2-3 miles south. Look for the Thornwood Market building and our greenhouses on the left just before the Bill Dube Ford-Toyota dealership.
Apples, cider, pumpkins
visit the Thornwood Orchard website

Walhowdon Orchard
Patch Family
Walhowdon Way
Open: September-December
Apples, maple syrup, pumpkins, cider

Washburn's Windy Hill Farm
Tim and Sue Washburn
Mason Rd.
Open: September-December, 9am-6pm

Windy Ridge Orchard
Rt. 116
N. Haverhill
The Windy Ridge Farm stand offers 18 varieties of apples in season. We also have fresh pressed, unpasteurized cider
Open: Open August 24th - Christmas, 10 am - 6 pm
visit the Windy Ridge Orchard website

Woodmont Orchard-Londonderry
15 Pillsbury Rd.
Open: August-June., 8am-5pm
Apples, peaches in season

Woodmont Orchard-Hollis
Silver Lake Rd.
Open: August-November, 8am-5pm
Apples, peaches in season

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