Our Doors are OPEN
We are pleased to be able to welcome visitors (wearing masks) into our farm store once again! Up-to-date hours and information here:
Order online and we will bring your goodies right out to your car for a safe, contactless payment and pickup!
Brew Barn Outdoor Dining
We’re open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for the summer season, weather permitting! We are set up for outdoor dining only, so call for updates if you’re unsure about the weather. Hours and call-ahead instructions here:
Shop in Boston
Try out our new online store for our Boston customers! WhatsGood is an online farmer’s market and you can shop our products along with those of the entire BPM all in one easy checkout, for pickup or home delivery.
Red Apple Farm is a fourth generation family farm located in Phillipston, MA.
Situated right off scenic Route 2 in the heart of North Central Massachusetts, the orchard boasts views of Wachusett Mountain and sprawling fields outlined by untouched forests. Every year our fruit is grown using Integrated Pest Management with conscious thought to people and the environment. Visit the farm, pick your own fruit, stop in to the Country Store for locally produced specialty foods, and don’t leave without trying our famous cider donuts and homemade fudge.
Red Apple Farm is truly a place to connect the past and today! Our farmhouse and barn were built in the mid-1700’s. The encompassing stonewalls and stately maple trees represent the icons of days gone by and a labor of love that is still found today in the farm’s breath-taking atmosphere and true sense-of-place.
There’s plenty to see, taste and do at Red Apple Farm.
We grow over 50 varieties of apples in addition to peaches, pears, blueberries, raspberries, pumpkins, gourds, squash, corn, and potatoes. Our 1,250 foot elevation helps us grow extra colorful, crisp, tangy apples!
A day spent at the farm guarantees good old fashioned family fun – a well deserved break from the stresses and demands of fast-paced life.
Seasonally, we offer pick-your-own fruit, educational wagon rides, lovable farm animals to feed, weekend barbecue, and classic farm fare like roasted nuts, hot cider donuts, fruit-topped ice cream, and caramel apples.
Our farm store is open year-round!
It’s chock full of country goodness and step-back-in-time charm. Our shelves are stocked with Red Apple Farm staples, locally-made gifts, Massachusetts maple syrup and honey, and an endless assortment of jarred goods. You’re sure to discover something new every time you visit.
Our latest addition is the Brew Barn: our post and beam rustic barn, transformed into a family-friendly weekend getaway.
Moon Hill Brewing Company beer, our own hard cider made on site, barbecue and more, all of which you can enjoy in the barn or on the deck overlooking the orchard.
The Farm . . . in the City and on the Mountain.
Experience our authentic New England family farm, whether you’re in the country or in the city! We’re proud to sell our farm’s products in two satellite locations in Massachusetts, each unique yet focused on our mission.
In the City
Come find us year-round in Boston!
Since 2015, we’ve operated a stand inside the Boston Public Market, bringing the farm to the city. We also participate in several seasonal outdoor markets in the Boston area.
100 Hanover Street, Boston, MA
On the Mountain
During ski season, you can find Red Apple Farm on Wachusett Mountain!
Stop into The Core at the base, or Bullock Lodge Cider House on the slope, to warm up with a cup of hot cider and an apple cider donut.
499 Mountain Road, Princeton, MA
An Authentic, New England, Family Farm Experience.
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