Local Food: Strawberries at Applecrest Farm, Hampton Falls

If ever you’ve read The Cider House Rules by John Irving, Applecrest Farm will feel familiar. Irving drew inspiration for the book from his experience working there as a teenager. We used to live just down the road from here, and marked the season by what was available at the farm stand. Right now: pick-your-own strawberries or just-picked by the basket.

Blueberries will soon follow, with peaches, nectarines, and pears next. Fall raspberries accompany the arrival of a bountiful selection of apples, then pumpkins and gourds. It all seems to come in a rush, and all we can do is set ourselves to enjoying every minute of it.

A version of this post also appears at Seacoast Eat Local.

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3 Responses to Local Food: Strawberries at Applecrest Farm, Hampton Falls

  1. Loved the list of apples. Way back when, I made a pie out of Red Delicious apples. It was indeed terrible. We have a local, pick-it-yourself source of Empire apples in Julian, CA. They are incredible eating apples. But for pies, nothing beats Northern Spies. I haven’t been able to find them in California yet, but with interest in heirloom apples burgeoning, I hope to soon.

    • leduesorelle says:

      Northern Spy is certainly one our favorite apples — definitely worth searching for to make into pies!

  2. Pingback: Applecrest Farm Orchards 7th Annual Peach Festival | Breaking New Ground – Zone 5

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