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.