Our goal, when starting this farm, was to use this beautiful setting to humanely and naturally raise animals.
In addition we wanted to grow fruits, berries, and Christmas Trees.To that end we began clearing our hill which opened up the panoramic views of Merrimack Vally and surrounding hills including Joe Englsh which was once used for target practice during a war.
We proceeded to plant 500 blueberry bushes, 1200 Christmas trees, and worked the apple orchard already in place.
We organically grow all our berries, but found the need to use the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) process to grow the other fruit allowing us to eliminate all but the absolutely necessary spraying of insecticides thereby using far less than the average orchard.
Over the years we’ve added a variety of apple trees, pears, plums, peaches, table grapes, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries.
We officially opened our PYO apple business in 2008 and still operate this on weekends in the fall.