Open Every Day
9am-6pm REGULAR WEEKDAYS.
10am-5pm WEEKENDS & HOLIDAY MONDAYS
The pick-your-own season changes day by day, never the same twice. Call about the timing of your favorite varieties! PYO ends sometime in October but then come free tastings of rare apples to surprise our visitors. All along, the retail stand is bursting with different varieties of apples, pears, sometimes plums, pumpkins, jams, jellies, maple syrup, and more fall treats.
POVERTY LANE HARVEST BASICS:
In every harvest season, we offer many kinds of apples to pick, more kinds to taste and take home. Big, small, sour, sweet, red, green, yellow, gold, squeezed fresh for Poverty Lane sweet cider or squeezed & fermented for Farnum Hill ‘real’ ciders, the fruit you find here offers pleasure and surprise to just about everyone. (The land around here grows shockingly good apples, some of the best in the world — and some lovely pears too.)
Early on we offer ready-picked Ginger Golds and Paula Reds, pick-your-own Macs and Cortlands, plus Clapp’s Favorite pears. Soon the Macouns, Gala, and some early heirloom apples come on. More and more varieties of apples & two more kinds of pears ripen as September passes and October begins.
A few weeks into harvest, you can explore and pick in our amazing trial orchard, Two Below the Barn, containing dozens of different apple varieties, some early, some very late (variety chart here.) Be aware that some varieties are coming on early this year, so the times on the chart may not apply in every case. Call! (603/448-1511)
So visit often for: unbelievably good fruit, free tastes of everything we grow or make, free wagon rides on fair weekends, picnic tables all the time, views across the valley, acres of space inside a big fence (kids can run far, but can’t get lost). Local pumpkins, gourds, squash, jams & jellies, but no candy racks, and no pressure.
GROWLER DAY takes on a different Fall form, since the orchard is open all week: 9am-6pm* on weekdays, 10am-5pm weekends and holidays, up to Halloween. Anyway, a Thirsty Thursday in the Fall gets you $2 off each growler refill!
*Actually when it starts to get dark early we go to 5pm weekdays too.
Then, back to good old not-so-scenic Growler Day, most Thursdays through winter, spring & summer, 12-6pm down in the cider room. Please check the calendar or join us on Facebook for specific growler info. (BRING ID if you join us in person, please.)
What’s growler day? Cider orchards the world around sell their fermentations to locals who bring in refillable containers. They’ve done it for centuries, we’ve done it for about five years now. Here, you come taste through the ciders on offer, buy a half-gallon growler for $2 if you need one, fill it for $12, refill on future Thursdays. During these hours you can also buy any of the FH blends now in bottle.
P.S. Kindly understand that we don’t redeem the one-time $3 fee for your growler bottles: the whole idea is for you to keep’em and keep refilling’em. (If you go off cider, pass them along to others. They also convert very nicely into lamps.)
Also, find our alcoholic Farnum Hill ciders locally in stores listed on the Where-To-Buy page: NH liquor stores, the Co-ops, Price Choppers, etc.