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Apple Picking in September, October at Kimball Fruit Farm, Peperell, Mass.

Kimball Fruit Farm in Pepperell, Mass., is one of my favorite places to pick apples in the fall. The expansive fields always seems to yield plenty of apples, while the distant mountain views and beautiful farm land create a classic, rural New England scene. It looks more like New Hampshire than Massachusetts here, maybe because beautiful Hollis, N.H., is just a stone’s throw away!

Apple picking at Kimball Fruit Farm is at least a few weeks away according to an employee here, so before traveling to these neck of the woods, I’d strongly recommend calling Kimball Fruit Farm Stand at 978-433-9751 to get the latest updates on apple picking. I’ve always found a friendly voice on the other line — and with great knowledge of what’s on the premises! The variety of apples is amazing:  Baldwin, Blushing Golden, Brock, Burgundy, Cameo, Chesnut,  Crab Cortland, Elstar, Empire, Fortune, Fuji, Ginger Gold, Golden Delicious, Golden Russet, Granny Smith, Gravenstien, Honeycrisp, Jersey Mac, Jonagold, King Luscious, Lodi, Macoun, McIntosh, Mutsu, Northern Spy, Opalescent, Paulared, Pink Lady, Puritan, R.I. Greening, Red Delicious, Redcort, Rome Beauty, Roxbury Russet, Royal Gala, Spencer, Splendor, Swiss Gourmet and Wealthy. So, you not only get apples that are great to eat on their own, but also varieties ideal for pies, juices and sauce.

Kimball Farm isn’t one of those fancy, new farm stands with the big advertising budget and state-of-the-art building structure. As mentioned in a previous post, this historic farm is up-to-date in a very important category: responsible farming. Kimball Farm adheres to the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) low-spray program, offering customers the healthiest produce possible while protecting the environment.

Kimball Fruit Farm has its own farm stand on the farm with some of the best looking fruit I’ve ever seen at a New England farm stand. Love this place, Kimball Fruit Farm just seems made for the fall time in New England!

Kimball Fruit Farm,
184 Hollis St. (Rt. 122),
Pepperell, MA (on Hollis, NH border; didn’t I just mention that?)
Tel. 978-433-9751

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