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Autumn

at Athol Orchards

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Despite a poor bloom this year, several trees
are growing some beautiful antique apples for this Autumn.

The time has come for stocking up the woodshed, burning first cozy fires of the season, spiced hot cider after dinner or first thing in the morning. Here at Athol Orchards we've been tending to many varied tasks. Pumps and irrigation lines have all been drained, our sweet little goat barn has had some much needed timbers replaced to hold up the roof in the event of a heavy snow season. The pumpkins in the orchard were all picked ahead of the impending freezing temperatures and the hens have all been set free to forage the orchard once again ( they were penned off to prevent them from pillaging the pumpkin patch).

As we close out the Autumn Orchard Tour season, we now look towards the holidays and all the wonderfully nostalgic traditions they bring. This season we saw record numbers of visitors of all ages. They all left with valuable knowledge about the origin of apples, how they came to America and why, and exactly why it is so important to preserve these rare treasures of our historical past.

We are moving full steam ahead on the festive season and have launched our Thanksgiving Pie Ordering period. It's a short one this year, with November 9 being the deadline. November is absolutely full of important things for our family this season and we are trying to do our best to tend to them while also ensuring that all of you, our favorite fans and customers will have the freshest, farm-crafted pies at your Thanksgiving table. Nothing says love and tradition like pie, and I assure you that our pies carry that distinction. You can find our pie offerings above at the link - pick up details can be found on the Thanksgiving Pie page. We look forward to baking for you!