Autumn Hills Orchard is offering a six-week fruit share this fall to Stearns Farm CSA members. Fruit share participants will receive a 1/2 peck of fresh picked apples or a package equivalent in value of other fruit, based on availability.
Deliveries are scheduled to begin during the week of Sept. 14, 2015 and run through the end of the Stearns Farm season. A full share costs $58, and alternate week shares are available for $29. Your fruit share type does not need to be the same as your Stearns Farm share type, but should be picked up on your usual pick-up day.
Share contents will vary by week over the season but are primarily apples; other fruit varieties may include Concord grapes, Italian plums, Bartlett pears and Bosc pears. Shares may 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 will provide information about the varieties offered on their online CSA page as well as tips for using the fruit.
You must be a Stearns Farm CSA member without an outstanding balance to enroll. Fruit shares must be paid for by Sept. 12, 2015 in order to participate. (Please do not send money without enrolling first).Get Your Fruit Share!
About Autumn Hills Orchard
Autumn Hills Orchard is located in historic Groton, Mass. about 35 miles northwest of Framingham. The farm produces over 25 varieties of apples, as well as peaches, pears, plums, grapes and raspberries. For many years, Autumn Hills has enjoyed partnering with Stearns Farm and other local CSAs to provide weekly shares in September/October.
The orchard employs Integrated Pest Management techniques to grow high quality fruit for pick your own visitors, wholesale customers and CSA subscribers. The farm is open in September and October for “pick your own.” CSA customers who visit during that time will receive a special welcome and tour.