This year we will once again offer a fruit share from Autumn Hills Orchard, a working orchard located in historic Groton, Massachusetts about 35 miles north and west of Framingham. The farm produces over 25 varieties of apples, plus peaches, pears, plums, grapes and raspberries. Autumn Hills partners with Stearns Farm and other local CSAs to provide weekly and bi-weekly shares in the late summer/fall. Share contents vary by week over the season but are primarily apples with other fruit varieties based on availability including: Concord grapes, Italian plums, Bartlett pears and Bosc pears.  Shares may also include the following apple varieties: Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Macintosh, Cortland, Red Cort, Empire, Golden Delicious, Mutsu, Cox’ Orange Pippin, Spencer, Rhode Island Greening, Macoun, Kendall, SpiGold, Northern Spy, Sun Crisp, Red Delicious, Fuji, or Braeburn. Autumn Hills’ employs Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, growing high quality fruit and takes pride in producing fruit for pick your own visitors, wholesale customers and CSA subscribers. The farm is open September through October for “pick your own.” CSA customers who visit during that time will receive a special welcome and tour!

Deliveries are scheduled to start in mid-September. Watch for a special email next week with more information including pricing and sign-up information.