Blog :: 09-2019

Find the Best Apples in New England at These Local Franklin County Apple Orchards

Apple orchards New England It’s apple picking season! Check out these local Franklin County orchards to find the best apples around:

Apex Orchards

Head down Peckville Road in Shelburne and you’ll find Apex Orchard’s farm store and orchard. If you have the time, you can pick your own apples in the orchard, which by the way has a beautiful tri-state view! The rows of apples are labeled by variety of apple and whether it is ready to pick. You can also check out their website for an updated list of what is ready now. If you don’t have the time to pick your own, head inside their store for fresh-picked apples, as well as a variety of local products such as ciders, jams, soaps, and more. They are open daily 9 am to 5 pm and offer wagon rides on the weekends from 10 am to 5 pm.

413-625-2744 | 225 Peckville Road, Shelburne | www.Apexorchards.com

Pine Hill Orchards

A family-owned orchard in Colrain, Pine Hill Orchards has a market and restaurant as well as a pick-your-own orchard. Stop by between 8 am and 5 pm before Columbus Day to pick your own delicious apples. Pick up a container from their store before you pick. Their prices are $7.50 for a half peck, $13.75 for a peck, or $22.00 for a bushel. They also offer wagon rides on the weekends 10 am to 5 pm. 

413-624-3325 | 248 Greenfield Road, Colrain | www.Pinehillorchards.com

Apple pick-your-own massachusetts franklin countyClarkdale Fruit Farm

Clarkdale is a fourth-generation family-owned fruit farm located in Deerfield, Mass. They still have heirloom varieties from some of the original trees planted in 1915. You can pick your own McIntosh, Gala, or Cortland apples daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Plus, you can find other varieties, as well as other farm products such as eggs and maple syrup, in their farm store open daily from 8 am to 6 pm. They also press their own cider from October to March.

413-772-6797 | 303 Upper Road, Deerfield | www.Clarkdalefruitfarms.com

Clark Brothers Orchards

Clark Brothers has 65 acres of orchards and grows 30 different varieties of apples. They have nearly 14 decades of experience and undergo Eco Apple Certification, to grow some of the finest apples in New England. You can purchase their apples from late September through December. Contact them to buy:

413-628-1515 | 580 Apple Valley Rd, Ashfield | www.Clarkbrothersorchards.com








 

August 2019 Sales Report of Single Family Homes in the Pioneer Valley

Sales of single family homes in Franklin County were down 6.8% and median price up 3.3% in August 2019 compared to August 2018. The sales were down 2.3% in Hampden County and 3.7% in Hampshire County. Median price was up in Hampden County and down in Hampshire County. 

The average days on market was up 1.2% from 55 average number of days in August 2018 compared to 56 days in August 2019. Listings that are pending (under agreement to sell) were up 16.9% from 543 listings pending in August 2018 to 635 listings pending sale in August 2019.

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Attractive Contemporary Style Cape For Sale in Conway

Many expensive updates have been done to this solid built and attractive contemporary style cape. It is a great buy and ready for immediate occupancy. It comes with a new septic system, deck, roof, heating system, carpeting, lighting, bathrooms, kitchen and more!! It has a sunny and charming interior with exposed beams, lots of windows and hardwood floors. The fabulous new kitchen features granite countertop, center island, breakfast nook, radiant heat, tile floors and patio doors to a patio. In addition there is a dining area, living room with patio doors to a new large deck, first floor bedroom, half bath and laundry room. The second floor has two very large bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and one with skylights, full bath and a sitting area. It has an attached 1 car garage with storage, stone wall and walkway, and a picturesque yard. Easy stroll to the town center, library and recreation area, near the Conway swimming pond, not far from the Elementary School and 10 min. to I-91.

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Listed by Wanda Mooney of Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont REALTORS

Contact Wanda today for more information and for a viewing - Wanda@WandaMooney.com or (413)768-9848.

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Crafts, Food, and Music at the Old Deerfield Fall Craft Fair

Old Deerfield Fall Craft Fair Massachusetts 2019This Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, check out the Old Deerfield Fall Craft Fair. Held on the lush and beautiful grounds surrounding Memorial Hall Museum in Deerfield, MA, the Fall Craft Fair features 150 artisan craft booths from all over the area. You will find every kind of craft from fiber to pottery to jewelry and more! Plus, specialty food offerings, live music, and free craft activities for all ages, provided by Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association. You can also stop by the Yankee Candle booth, one of the festival’s long-time sponsors, to find beeswax candles, enter to win a raffle prize, and get a $20 off coupon. 

The craft fair hours are Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is $7 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Visit www.deerfield-craft.org for more information and to view the list of crafters.