Apple Picking at Honey Pot Hill Orchards

By Blonde Bowhemian - September 21, 2017

If there's one thing I make sure to do every fall, it's apple picking. In previous years, I was only able to go back home in CT during my fall break, which was always in mid-October. Sadly, in the past few seasons there were basically no apples left by this point. This year I made it a priority to go early! Although I didn't think I'd be able to find any orchards that lived up to the ones at home (Bluejay & Silverman's), I did some research and came across Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow, MA. It was about a 40 minute drive from Boston, through winding back roads and cute New England towns. 

We went on a Sunday at around 4pm and found that there was plenty of room to park, and there wasn't even a line to buy bags. A note here though: they only accept cash or check. There is an ATM there, but just be aware of that! We got one medium bag (10 lb) for the two of us for $18 and opted out of the $2 hayride. The orchard itself is huge, but still walkable. We bee lined it towards the Honeycrisps (my favorite) and found that there was a great selection, and we even had an entire row to ourselves. Of course, I took this opportunity to snap some pics #forthegram. They also had plenty of Gala and McIntosh. (Another note: on their website it says their currently picking McIntosh, Gala, Cortland, Fuji, & Golden Supreme, but definitely check on what's available before you head over!)

Since it was almost 80 degrees, I opted for shorts and 3/4 sleeve shirt, both from J.Crew. Unsure of mud or dirt, I kept it safe with slip-ons, and of course packed sunnies in my purse as it was super bright out. 

shorts // shirt // slip-ons, old (similar) // sunglasses, sold out (similar) // earrings // watch // ring

If you continue walking, you'll come across the farm store which has bagged apples, apple cider, and of course, apple cider donuts and pies. There's also some farm animals around and a hedge maze across the street. 

We spent about an hour at the orchard, then returned home, and baked a delicious apple crisp. The perfect fall day (with summer weather!) if you ask me :) If you're in the Boston area, definitely visit Honey Pot Hill sometime this fall!

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