Applecrest Farm Orchard

Since the days a century ago, when an "Apple Train" ran its route from the heart of Boston to the rolling orchards of Hampton Falls, Applecrest Farm has remained a cornerstone of the local economy and community. A 4th generation farm, Applecrest is the oldest and largest orchard on the New Hampshire Seacoast, nurtured on by the Wagner family, who remain dedicated to their simple mission of sustainably growing the finest fruit and vegetables available. Visiting the farm today, one will discover a bounty of grown-on-the-farm delights, including leafy greens and summer vegetables, over 30 varities of apples, tree-ripened peaches, nectarines, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, sweet corn, pumpkins and fresh pressed all-natural cider from an on-site mill.

Beneath the timbers of a 200 year-old hand hewn barn, Applecrest also offers an array of other locally produced farm goods, including jams and jellies, milk, eggs, cheese, butter, honey and maple syrup. After satisfying a sweet tooth in the adjacent Applecrest's Own Creamery, one can sample the Farm Market Bakery, serving up a host of made-from-scratch goodies, including pies, crisps, cookies, breads, caramel and candied apples, fresh fudge and hot apple cider donuts. Perhaps the best reason to visit Applecrest, is for their seasonal Pick-Your-Own program, where one can freely romp the orchards and fields gathering strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pumpkins, peaches and, of course, apples. They also feature a large cut-your-own flower and herb garden.

In June, Applecrest hosts their annual Strawberry Festival. In August, a Peach Festival. An educational tour program is offered each Fall for local schools, churches and community groups. And every Weekend through the months of September and October, Applecrest offers their famous Fall Festivals which include apple and pumpkin picking, live bluegrass music, a corn roast and sausage grill, antique car and tractor shows, horse-drawn hayrides, a petting zoo and many other family oriented farm activities.

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Listing last updated on May 22, 2014

Nearly thirty years ago, Applecrest became one of the first farms in NH to adopt the ecologically sound practices of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Since then, the farm has remained a pioneer in employing natural predators and parasites, pest-resistant cultivars and various other techniques that significantly reduce the requisite amount of non-organic materials to produce hearty and healthy crops for the local community.



Season:  June through October

Type:  single farm

Since:  2011

# of Shares:  200

Full Share:  $600 per 20 week season (equals $30 pr/wk)

1/2 Share:  $400 per 20 week season (equals $20 pr/wk)

Work Req?  No


Schedule and Location:

Hampton Farmer's Market
Tuesday, 3:00 to 6:00pm

Rye Farmer's Market
Wednesday, 2:30 to 5:30pm

Exeter Farmer's Market
Thursday, 2:15pm to 6:00pm

Portsmouth Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 8am - 1pm

Newburyport Farmer's Market
Sundays, 9am - 1pm

Schedule and Location:

All U-Pick activities are located at the main farm:

Strawberries: daily 8a to 6p (June thru July)
Blueberries: daily 8a to 6p (July thru August)
Raspberries: daily 8a to 6p (August thru October)
Flowers/Herbs: daily 8a to 6p (July thru September)
Peaches: daily 8a to 6p (August thru September)
Apples: daily 8a to 6p (August thru October)
Pumpkins: daily 8a to 6p (August thru October)

Schedule and Location:

The Applecrest Farm Market is open daily 8a to 6p from May though December.



Latest Reviews


The cider donuts are worth the trip to this farm, and the apples are so much better than what you find in the store. We have been there several times and plan to go whenever we fly in from Texas.


We have been going to Applecrest Farm for years. They products are good, the orchard is incredible. PYO apples, peaches and everything else is delicious.... [more]

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