“Could this be the greatest place on Earth?”

A big thanks to James A. from Toronto, Canada for our recent 5 star review on Tripadvisor: “Could this be the greatest place on earth?  It’s quite possible that this is the place where our savior will return to us, solely for the purpose of getting some delicious little powder cinnamon/sugar donuts before casting us into the depths of the abyss. To me this is a perfectly acceptable outcome as long as I can have a few of those donuts … Keep Reading

A Post from the Boston Public Market

“Meet the Vendor” Al & Nancy Rose, Owners of Red Apple Farm   “New York City has the Big Apple, but Boston has the Red Apple” -Al Rose Learn more about the special people who tend the orchard! Find out why they love what they do, where it all started, and what they do in their free time (hint: its usually involves food!). Tell us a little bit about your business.

The Saga of Red Apple Farm

The following is the beginning of a memoir written by Carolyn Rose. My father-in-law found it recently and passed it along to me. I have typed it directly from her manuscript that was written on blank ‘Welcome Wagon’ hostess forms. Additionally, we estimate this picture of her, taken in her very modern kitchen for a USDA article, dates from the late 1930’s. We hope you enjoy the glimpse into the past as much as we have. -Nancy Rose Carolyn Rose … Keep Reading


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Wachusett Mountain

If you’re hankering for some hot cider and donuts this winter, grab your skis and boards and head to Wachusett Mountain Ski Area! Red Apple Farm is proud to offer fresh farm fare both at “The Core” in the Base Lodge, and at “Bullock Lodge” located slope-side on the lower 10th trail. Located mid-mountain at the base of 10th Mountain trail.  Originally built in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps as the mountain’s original field stone ski lodge. Freshly-made cider … Keep Reading


Farm Updates EASTER’S GREAT GATHERING IS COMING! An Easter family tradition! Come have breakfast with the Easter Bunny, see baby farm animals, orchard hayrides, find eggs in the orchard (kid, teen and adult hunts), win great raffle items, and support our local community. Proceeds to benefit the Phillipston Congregational Church! OPEN YEAR-ROUND! Brew Barn and BBQ Kitchen is open 3:30pm-8pm (Thur & Fri) and 9am-8pm (Sat & Sun)! Featuring farm fresh cider, craft brews, country BBQ, and TimberFire’s brick-oven pizza! … Keep Reading

The Farm

Escape to a Quintessential New England Farm to Start Making Memories & Traditions That Will Last a Lifetime. There’s plenty to see, taste and do at Red Apple Farm.   Join us for guaranteed family fun! Admission and parking are free.

Harvest Dates

Approximate Harvest Dates APPLES: JULY 25 – Vista Bella AUGUST 1 – Yellow Transparent, Lodi AUGUST 10 – Puritan AUGUST 15 – Jersey Mac, Early Mac, Williams Pride AUGUST 20 – Duchess Of Oldenburg, Paula Red, Red Gravenstein AUGUST 28 – Wealthy SEPTEMBER 1 – McIntosh SEPTEMBER 7 – Ginger Gold SEPTEMBER 15 – Honey Crisp, Snow, Gala SEPTEMBER 20 – Macoun, Cortland, R.I. Greening, Lucky Rose SEPTEMBER 25 – Empire, Spartan, Spencer OCTOBER 1 – Roxbury Russet OCTOBER 7 – Baldwin OCTOBER 10 – … Keep Reading

Group Farm Outings

Red Apple Farm offers special outing packages and discounts for groups of ten or more.  We are happy to customize and cater to your specific group’s needs. Educational Tours We welcome your group, small or large, to come visit our family’s farm. You can visit with the farm animals; pick your choice of apples, pumpkins, and red potatoes; and top off the tour with a sample of pasteurized apple cider! See our wind turbine and solar panels and we would … Keep Reading