PICK YOUR OWN IS OPEN TODAY, THURSDAY, 10/21/ PURCHASE ALL TICKETS IN THE FARM STORE UNTIL 5 PM.
Purchase ahead to make check-in faster but walk-ins are always welcome! Tickets will be posted approx. 48-72 hrs in advance as we watch weather and fruit ripeness. PICKING IS RAIN OR SHINE. WEAR THOSE CUTE FARM BOOTS.
Hard Cider Bar - Open Saturday 11am - 4pm & Sunday 12pm - 4pm
Farm Food Truck - Open Friday 11am - 3pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am - 4pm
Apple Varieties available for PYO
Ambrosia - this is a BIG farm store staff favorite
Carousel AKA Cameo - a good crispy apple
Suncrisp - cross of Golden Delicious, Cortland and Cox's Orange Pippin
Empire - great for a quick snack or your favorite baking recipe
Mutsu - the New England Granny Smith
Spigold- Golden Delicious & Northern Spy cross, one of the BEST cooking apples
Braeburn - this gem will keep in the fridge for weeks for those slower apple eaters
Staybright - tangy & tart - great for mixing in with other apples for baking
See below for pricing and FAQs.
- Sat, Oct 16Cider Hill FarmOct 16, 8:00 AM EDT – Oct 31, 6:00 PM EDTCider Hill Farm, 45 Fern Ave, Amesbury, MA 01913, USAOur farmers are getting ready to plant bulbs for our cut-your-own tulip fields for spring. Get in on the action and plant your own bulbs before the first frost! Mix n' match 20 bulbs (traditional and specialty options) for just $13. Or opt for 10 Pack - $8.50 or $0.95 each.
- Fri, Oct 22Cider Hill Farm
How do I purchase tickets?
Picking is currently open from 8 am - 5 pm. We are currently accepting walk-ins and pre-purchased tickets. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT required but encouraged. When available, pre-purchasing ahead reserves your tickets and makes check-in on the day of picking faster. Plus, walk-ins are always welcome as long as the fruit is available and fields are open. The orchards close at 5:30 pm.
Where do we check-in?
Check-in is located at the Information Booth across from the Main Parking Lot. If the booth is closed, check-in is located inside the Farm Store.
Will pick-your-own be open everyday?
Apples are picking 7 days a week right now. We will post when picking is closed to allow fruit to ripen for ideal picking.
What is the cost?
1/2 peck bag - $10 - Ticket provides entrance for 2 person and 1/2 peck bag (~9 apples) of apple picking. (available weekdays)
1 peck bag - $20 - Ticket provides entrance for 4 people and 1 peck (~15 apples) of apple picking.
1/2 bushel bag - $35 - Ticket provides entrance for 6 people and 1/2 bushel (~30 apples) of apple picking
Do children need tickets?
Yes. Anyone age 3+ requires a ticket.
Are masks required on the farm?
Vaccinated individuals masks are no longer be required in the farm store or outdoor spaces. For those not yet vaccinated, we encourage you to continue wearing masks when at the farm. We ask that everyone who visits the farm be respectful towards each other, maintain comfortable personal space for all those who wish for it, and understand that it takes all of us together to create and share a safe, supportive, and healthy community.
Are there group rates? May we pick as a group?
The prices listed above apply to groups as well. When you arrive, your group may all go to the same location to pick. For more info on school group and birthday party picking >
Is there a correct way to pick?
Yes! To keep the plants strong and fruitful, carefully select only the ripe fruit and make sure to stay on paths. Please do not climb trees - help us keep our orchards healthy for years to come!
What else do I need to know?
You will receive your picking containers when you check-in. Personal picking containers are not permitted. And sadly, while we love your pups, pets are not permitted on the farm per the Board of Health.
What else is happening on the farm during strawberry picking?
Farm Store - The store is open daily from 8 am - 6 pm for groceries, donuts, baked goods, hard cider, and farmhouse gifts.
Outdoor Hard Cider - Join us for outdoor hard cider bar every weekend from 12 - 4 pm.
Food Truck - The PitchFORK is open 11 am - 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. View the menu.
Drink & Dessert Bar - Open Saturdays and Sundays 10 am - 3 pm. Weather permitting.
Play - Farmer Glenn's Trike Yard and swings are open!
Barnyard - Hang out and feed the chickens.
Bee Observatory - Watch the bees inside the farm store near the cider donuts.