We’re very excited to have started picking apples here at Parlee Farms and we have a bumper crop of apples this year!
Tyngsboro, MA (PRWEB) August 31, 2015
Parlee Farms (http://parleefarms.com/) in Tyngsboro, MA began its apple picking season, which is expected to run through late October. In addition, apples are always available to be purchased in the Farmstand.
“There’s nothing quite like apple picking season in New England! We’re very excited to have started picking apples here at Parlee Farms and we have a bumper crop of apples this year. There are also plenty of other fun activities to enjoy when you come visit us at the farm!” said Ellen Parlee, owner of Parlee Farms.
The apple orchard at Parlee Farms covers over fifteen acres and is comprised of dwarf apple trees, which produce large, delicious apples that are easy for small children to pick. Over 20 varieties of apples are available at different points of the apple picking season, from late August until late October. Apple varieties at Parlee Farms include Honey Crisp, Macintosh, Ginger Gold, Gala, Early Fuji, Macoun, Cortland, Empire, Jonagold, Cameo, Golden Delicious, and Mutsu.
During weekends and on fall holidays, a hayride to the apple orchard is included in the price of an apple bag. Once a visitor is done picking apples, a hayride will bring them back to the Farmstand where they can watch homemade apple cider donuts being made. These donuts were voted “Best Cider Donut in New England” by the viewers of New England Cable News. Warm apple crisp, hot cider, and other fall treats are also available for purchase at Mary’s Country Kitchen and can be enjoyed at one of the many picnic tables located on the premises.
Additional attractions for visitors to enjoy at Parlee Farms during an apple picking trip include Annie’s Animal Barns, Farmer Mark’s Tractor Training Course, and the Hay Play Area. Annie’s Animal Barns includes two barns filled with young farm animals including baby goats, chickens, and bunnies to feed and pet. Farmer Mark’s Tractor Training Course is a children’s tractor ride that gives young visitors a chance to drive electric tractors around a track. The Hay Play Area is a space where children and families can weave through a maze of over 150 large hay bales.
The apple varieties that are currently available for pick your own or fresh picked in the Farmstand are posted daily on the Parlee Farms website at: http://parleefarms.com/farm-news/. Current conditions are also listed daily on the Parlee Farms Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/parleefarms.