Our blueberry season begins right after the 4th of July and runs in to early August.
Our peach orchard opens for picking from mid-August to mid-September.
Apples start with crisp Paula Reds in late August and go through hefty Northern Spies in mid-to-late October. Other Quonquont apple varieties include Empress, Empire, Mollies Delicious, Cortland, Macoun, McIntosh, Gala, Ida Red, Fortune, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, and Rome Beauty. Sweet, tart, eating or cooking, we’ve got apples for every taste!
As always, the Quonquont farm stand sells picked fruit, cut flowers, and a variety of interesting and delicious locally made products.
We maintain 2 acres of luscious highbush blueberries and 10 acres of peach and apple orchards. Our semi-dwarf trees make picking easy for even the smallest customers.
We grow our fruit using Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a technique that protects the environment by prioritizing hand work to weed and thin fruit, natural pest predators or traps to keep insects at bay, and minimal organic and conventional pesticide use. Our practices reflect our commitment to responsible stewardship.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we ask that you not bring your dog to the farm this year. We hope to be able to welcome dogs back, in the future.
Leslie Harris is an unlikely fruit farmer, what with her degree in literature and her more than 25-year career as a leader in the animal welfare field. But she loves growing food, helping people, driving tractors, and working outdoors (preferably accompanied by a dog). Leslie became the farm manager in October 2015 and firmly believes that there is no more beautiful place on earth than Quonquont Farm on any day of the year.