98 Poverty Lane, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766

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Upcoming Events

Farnum Hill "Growler Day"

Thursday NOVEMBER 14th, 12-6 PM

Farnum Hill "Growler Day"

Thursday NOVEMBER 21st, 12-6 PM

So! All that stuff about closing the harvest retail after Halloween? Not so much. The tent is down but regular staffed-up retail with Farnum Hill Cider tasting is open in the big barn through the weekend. We'll move everything down to its November setup on Monday if everything works out.  At that point we can't give tastings of Farnum Hill because the retail will be self-serve, but apples, pears, and other non-alcoholic treats will be available.

We've put off the full move because this weekend all the orchard crew has too much else to to do. There are still cider apples to bring in plus Cider Days happening in Franklin County, MA. That's an annual festival where Farnum Hill people are some of the longest-known most-faithful speakers, pourers, tasters and all-round supporters known to the ciderverse (go to https://www.ciderdays.org/ if you're curious. Nowadays, cider makers and fans from all over the country, plus some internationals, meet up there.  It started out so little and so local, founded by the Moloney family, makers of West County Ciders... But back to our news.)

The orchards on Farnum Hill are filled with late gold foliage. Apple trees shine on, most years, well after other trees have dropped their leaves or browned over. So our place is a bright island framed by the normal browns and greys of late Fall. Nobody will stop you wandering through the orchards and biting into the late-hanging fruit in case you'd like to pick. And of course in the tent we have many kinds of delightfully snappy apples ready-picked to buy. Plus some Bosc pears. Plus as usual our free heirloom apple tasting. It offers real surprises, especially if you're brave enough to taste the samples of bittersweet cider apples. (Don't worry, most of the tasting apple varieties are stellar eaters and cookers. The bittersweets are educational.)

So pop on up before Monday November 4 if you have time. It will be peaceful here. And watch this space for our late-season orchard retail news... also peaceful.

Pick-Your-Own customers FYI:

This year we're pushing you to bring your own containers by charging money for the bags you get at the farm. Obviously we do not want to sell bags, so please: anything you have that holds apples. Take those containers into the fields, and pick into'em.

There will be a convenient place for weighing your container so we can subtract that weight when you check out.  Even if you pick into cast-iron kettles it will be cheaper than getting bags from us! (If this effort works, maybe we'll collect photos of wacky containers! But first it has to work.)

We've been having very interesting talks with the people who run Lebanon's recycling/landfill operation. They are pressing their Refill Not Landfill campaign, and we want to help.

There are surprising stories attached to every daily disposal decision. We'll try to present those stories in a helpful way for those who want to take a look. So when you get here there should be some informative posters up.

See you soon!  Link here to Farm-stand

Farnum Hill’s second run of Farmhouse 12-oz four-packs is ready to ship. Our first canning venture in 2018 went so well that this summer we’ve canned three times as much Farmhouse. Distribution is set for New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, and perhaps other northeastern states.

Introducing Odd Crush – Back in the 1990’s Farnum Hill began making and promoting small-scale hand-made orchard ciders in local markets while Woodchuck was making novel, variously flavored “six-pack” ciders, sold nationwide. From New Hampshire and Vermont, our this odd duo showed the way toward today’s wildly diverse, country-wide American cider industry! Now, twenty-odd years on, we’re looking around and saluting each other in this special cider, which brings together our different styles, different techniques, and our different apples in a deliciously “Odd Crush.”

These photos show apple trees being changed from one kind of apple to another. See the little leafy stub sticking out from the main stem of this tree? That stub will become the whole new top of the tree! Here, we’re working this switcheroo on about 1200 trees, through the magic of grafting.