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Apple Picking Recommendations?

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Thinking about going apple picking tomorrow, preferably southern Vermont. Any suggestions?

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  1. Mad Tom Orchards in Dorset, Vermont. www.madtomorchard.com

    Beautiful place, highest quality fruit and the couple that owns it are the salt of the earth.

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    1. re: dukegirl

      Green Mountain Orchard in Putney, VT.They have several different varities, the people who run it are very nice,. They also have reindeer there, wagon rides, pumpkins, etc.

    2. Scott Farm in Dummerston, VT (just above Brattleboro). They also have an apple tasting event at 10am, Noon, and 2pm today featuring heirloom and antique apples.

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      1. re: Bri

        Bri - did you go to the apple tasting event? Went to Scott Farm a couple of years ago & still haven't found an apple selection to match it...couldn't make it on Sunday, but was thinking about going up there this week - do they sell direct from the farm every weekend?

        1. re: ctbrit

          Yes I did, it was fantastic! This was my second year and this time I took notes, so I'd remember the names of the apples that really knocked my socks off. I think we tasted @ 30 apples and they had both baking and eating apples for sale afterward. Lots of historical information with each apple tasted and it was free.

          I'm not sure about selling direct from the farm. I posted the address and phone # of the farm on another thread, so try searching for Scott Farm under the NE forum and it should come right up. They do offer apple picking, and there were about 6 or 7 types listed on the board, but I don't remember the specifics.

          I know you can definitely purchase the heirloom varieties at several local co-ops and farm stands. Walker Farm in Dummerston (on Rte 5) sells many varieties, as does the Putney Co-op (just a little further up on Rte 5). The Brattleboro Co-op must sell them as well, but I rarely go to that one.

          Enjoy!

      2. I don't know any places in VT, but I do know of one place, off the beaten path, in MA. It's called the Red Apple Barn and it's on Rte 2A in Phillipston, MA. On the weekends, they have a big fire going where they good some seriously good food. There's a petting zoo and hayrides, and the bakery is fabulous (the best cider donuts and apple dumplings EVER!)