Fall & Apple Picking Information
We can't wait to see you on the farm to celebrate autumn in New England! The orchards are filling up with beautiful apples - a true sign that the bounties from all the year's work is here. Let's pick!
Below is a helpful guide to the coming season. Here are the 2 most important FAQs:
Pre purchased pick-your-own tickets STRONGLY encouraged. To comply with MA Department of Agriculture (MDAR) guidelines for number of pickers permitted per square acre of each orchard, we need to know how many people are on the farm. Tickets purchased online helps us in advance so we may appropriately stagger arrivals.
Masks. MDAR requires all pick-your-own attendees to wear face coverings. Masks are required. Please help us keep the farm open to the public!
Open air shopping for all fall faves.
CLOSED FOR 2020
With challenge, comes innovation. This year we are opening a new farm experience for you to shop outside for apples, donuts, gallons of sweet cider, bottles of hard cider, maple, honey, jams n' jellies, corn, pumpkin whoopie pies & more!
HARD CIDER & CHILI BAR
100% Orchard Hard Cider
Cider Hill Cellars, the farm's hard cidery, will have bottles for sale in the Outdoor Market.
And make sure to visit the Hard Cider & Chili Bar on the main lawn Friday 2 - 5 pm, Saturdays 11 - 4 & Sundays 12 - 4 for cider by the glass and a hot bowl of chili. About Cider Hill Cellars >
PICK YOUR OWN
It's apple season!
Pick Your Own requires pre-purchased tickets this season. Sadly, we are unable to guarantee picking without tickets.
*Tickets go live approx. 72 hrs. in advance as we monitor weather and orchards.
A little tear.
To minimize wait times and to keep the community safe, hayrides will not be operating this fall. All pick-your-own orchards are within walking distance. (3-10 minutes.) Take in the crisp air along your beautiful stroll.
ADA access available. Please call the farm store for details.
Must knows to enjoy your visit.
Safety/Maximum Capacity - We are utilizing technology (ticket sales data) to stagger guest arrival and our field attendants are present in each orchard to monitor accuracy. Please keep your group together.
Face Coverings - We totally hear you... you are outside. We know. However, MDAR requires masks on while picking. Please help keep the farm open to the public by keeping masks on during your farm visit. Children 2 and under are not to wear masks per CDC.
Restrooms & Hand washing - Plan accordingly. We have port-o-johns and hand wash stations available.
Thank you for making Cider Hill part of your family tradition. It means the world to us. Information and hours may change. Please keep checking back for details before your visit.