Quonquont Farm has 3 acres of blueberries and more than 10 acres of apple and peach orchards. Our trees are maintained using Integrated Pest Management techniques, relying on natural pest predators and a minimum amount of spraying. Hand-thinning apples and peaches in June promotes flavorful fruit of a nice size at harvest time. Semi-dwarf trees allow customers easy access for picking. Tree-ripened fruit is naturally fresher and contains more nutrients than most supermarket fruit which is often picked ”green,” stored and shipped long distances. Our apple varieties ripen from late August through late September and include favorites like Paula Red, Gala, McIntosh, Cortland, Macoun, Jonagold, Golden Delicious and Northern Spy. These are varieties suited to hot summers and crisp falls, which combine with rocky soils to create distinctive New England flavor.
The farm is currently closed for pick-your-own peaches until Friday 9/5. The farm stand will remain open this week (9/2-9/5) with peaches, apples, and apple cider available for purchase. We expect to be picking McIntosh apples by the weekend.