Spring 2017

It is with great disappointment to announce that we will not be opening our spring and summer greenhouse business this year. Unfortunately, there is simply too much competition from larger, local operations for us to continue.  We hope that our loyal customers understand and will contact us if there is something specific we can help with. On the positive side, not running the greenhouse will provide us with the time we need to continue to make significant improvements and expand the orchards.  We are currently planning to open Drew Farm Labor Day weekend, September 2, with fall plants and apples.  

Don’t forget, apple blossoms are the signature flower of Westford and you are welcome to walk through our orchard during bloom.  Keep your eye on our website (www.drewfarm.com) and facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DrewFarm?sk=wall) for dates.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

It was a great Pumpkin Light at Drew Farm!  We want to thank all that came out and a special thank you to all that carved and helped with the event-we couldn't do it without you!  

We are thankful for a great year, in spite of the frigid temperatures in April.  We are looking forward to a great pruning season and we hope to see everyone next fall!

ITS HALLOWEEN! THE PUMPKIN LIGHT WILL BE MONDAY, HALLOWEEN NIGHT!

This weekend will mark the close of our 2016 season at Drew Farm.  Although there is no more apple picking, we will still provide free tractor rides through the orchard so that you and your family can view the beautiful fall foliage.  The fire pit will also be roaring, if you would like to roast your own s'mores one last time in our picnic area.  Our retail area will be abuzz with activity this weekend!  Lukies Fortune will be playing for our retail customers and pumpkin carvers on Saturday.  We still have TONS of pumpkins left for you to choose from, as well as fresh apple cider donuts, cider and Drew Farm root beer. 

Our annual Drew Farm Pumpkin Light will be Halloween night. This is a Westford tradition that has now spanned generations.  Come after dark and enjoy hundreds of jack-o-lanterns that are spread through the orchard in a walk that is out of this world!  This is a free event for the public and our way of saying "THANK YOU!" for a wonderful fall season.  Note: the parking lot does fill up so please be patient, go around the block and come back. 

THE APPLE PICKING IS OVER BUT NOT THE FAMILY FUN!

The 2016 apple picking season has come to an end - thank you all who came out to enjoy picking in our orchard! We greatly appreciate your patronage.  

The fun has not ended, though! This weekend we will have free tractor rides to and from our picnic area and pumpkin patch.  Our pumpkin patch is full of pumpkins of all sizes for you to chose the perfect one for your decorations or for carving.  In the picnic area we hope to bring you live musical entertainment both days, but we'll have to see how the showers go on Saturday; Sunday for sure! We will also have our fire pit roaring so that you can picnic to music and roast your own s'mores. Megan will be joining us again both Saturday (weather permitting) and Sunday with Top Hat and the ponies to provide rides through the orchard trees.  Our retail area is also packed full of great pumpkins of all sizes and shapes, fresh cider donuts (while they last!), ice cold apple cider and root beer.  Remember, when you purchase your pumpkin from us, you are supporting our annual Pumpkin Light on Halloween night!. So, even though our apple picking is over, there's plenty to do to have a great fall outing. Hope you will join us!  Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates throughout the weekend (www.facebook.com/DrewFarm).

The fall foliage around the orchard is spectacular - come and enjoy it!

A FUN-FILLED WEEKEND AHEAD AT DREW FARM!

Apple picking is coming to a close for the 2016 season.  With a light crop and the drought, picking has been limited. This weekend, we will pick what is left of the McIntosh and Cortland, although it is slim pickings and we may be picked out by the close of Saturday. NOT TO WORRY! We will have plenty of picked apples in our retail stand that you can pick up when you're here for all of our other activities.

In the orchard, Lukies Fortune (Saturday) and Paducks (Sunday) will be entertaining you in our picnic area, as you enjoy the spectacular fall foliage surrounding the property.  From the top of the hill, you can see fall colors stretching across the Merrimack Valley. We have TONS of pumpkins in the pumpkin patch for you to choose the perfect pumpkin for carving.  Remember, when you purchase your pumpkin from us, you are supporting our annual pumpkin light that is free to the public on Halloween night.  The fire will be roaring so that you can roast s'mores in the orchard.  Megan will be joining us again both Saturday and Sunday with Top Hat and ponies to provide rides through the orchard trees.  Our retail area is also packed full of great pumpkins of all sizes and shapes, fresh cider donuts (while they last!), ice cold apple cider and root beer.  There's plenty to do to have a great fall outing. Hope you will join us!

CELEBRATE COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND US!

This holiday weekend will be full of fun and activities at Drew Farm.  We will have free tractor rides to and from the orchard, orchard-side roast-your-own s'mores, pony rides, apple picking and pumpkin picking. Our scenic orchard picnic area will be the place to be on Saturday, with our annual visit from Vesta Pizza (11 am-4 pm) and a special music event by Dave Gerard and the Acustic Truffle (1 pm-4pm).  We will be picking McIntosh, Cortland, Macoun, Empire and Golden Delicious. We will also hear music from Lukies Fortune on Sunday.

Unlike many other pick-your-own operations, we provide you with a traditional New England-style apple picking experience, meaning our orchards are open to you to wander and enjoy- no rush, no herding!  Our retail area is stocked full of hardy mums of all colors and sizes and plenty of fresh picked apples for quick sale (this weekend we will have McIntosh, Cortland and Honey Crisp). No apple picking event is complete without fresh apple cider donuts, fresh pressed ice-cold apple cider and water. We hope you can come and enjoy a special day with us; you won't be disappointed! Check our facebook page daily updates (http://www.facebook.com/DrewFarm?sk=wall)

Welcome in October at Drew Farm!

We are looking forward to another great weekend of apple picking activities at Drew Farm, although we might be dodging some showers now and then.  We will be offering McIntosh, Cortland, Macoun and Empire apples for picking. As always, we will have free tractor rides to and from the orchard and pumpkin patch, live music (weather permitting) in the orchard Saturday (Lukies Fortune) and Sunday (Paducks), a roaring fire pit to roast your own s'mores, and a beautiful picnic area to share a lunch with your family and friends.  Megan and Top Hat will also be in the orchard providing horseback rides for those who are interested. We provide you with a traditional New England-style apple picking experience, meaning our orchards are open to you to wander and enjoy- no rush, no herding!  Our retail area is stocked full of hardy mums of all colors and sizes and plenty of fresh picked apples for quick sale (this weekend we will have McIntosh, Cortland and Honey Crisp). No apple picking event is complete without fresh apple cider donuts, fresh pressed ice-cold apple cider and water. We hope you can come and enjoy a special day with us; you won't be disappointed! Check our facebook page daily updates (http://www.facebook.com/DrewFarm?sk=wall)

Come and enjoy New-England apple picking, pumpkin picking, tractor rides, horseback riding, s'more roasting and a picnic at Drew Farm this weekend.

DREW FARM WELCOMES THE FALL SEASON

The fall season official starts Thursday, September 22, and Drew Farm is ready with great activities in store for you!  This weekend we will have great apple picking, pumpkin picking from our pumpkin patch, free tractor rides to and from the orchard and pumpkin patch, live music in the orchard on Sunday (Lukies Fortune), a roaring fire pit to roast your own s'mores, and a beautiful picnic area to share a lunch with your family and friends.  Drew Farm offers traditional-style New England apple picking experience, meaning our orchards are open to you to wander and enjoy- no rush, no herding!  Our retail area is stocked full of hardy mums of all colors and sizes and plenty of fresh picked apples for quick sale (this weekend we will have McIntosh, Cortland and Honey Crisp). No apple picking event is complete without fresh apple cider donuts, fresh pressed ice-cold apple cider and water. We hope you can come and enjoy a special day with us; you won't be disappointed!

Check out the piece in this week's Boston Common magazine featuring Drew Farm (http://bostoncommon-magazine.com/new-england-orchards-for-hayrides-cider-donuts-apple-picking); thank you for including us Antonia!  

SEPTEMBER 17-18: Perfect Weekend for Picking Apples

The weekends seem to come around fast in the fall but we are ready for you and  your family to come to our hillside orchard for some traditional New England apple picking.  This weekend we will be picking McIntosh and Cortland. In the orchard, our picnic area has tables for your picnic and a fire to roast your own s'mores (we provide this fixings). We pride ourselves in having a beautiful setting so that you can relax and enjoy your time with your family and friends, take some photos, all while enjoying  the music of Paducks (Saturday) and Lukies Fortune (Sunday).  Hope you can come and enjoy!

Our retail area is stocked full of hardy mums of all sizes and colors, pumpkin, and apples that are all packed for quick sale.  We will also have fresh cider donuts on Saturday and Sunday, while they last!

Our prices for pick-your-own are: $26 for a half bushel (~20 pounds); $15 for peck (~10 pounds) or 2 pecks for $26; and $8 for a half peck (~5 pounds).

For daily updates visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/DrewFarm?sk=wall

 

OPENING WEEKEND!

We have a great weekend planned for you and your family here at Drew Farm!  We expect the weather to be a little on the warm side but not too warm to enjoy some great outdoor apple picking.  We will be picking McIntosh and Cortland for the next week or so before we open up for other varieties.  Don't worry about the draught - We have plenty of apples!  They may be a bit on the smaller size but that means there is more flavor packed into each apple!  

The tractor will be running to bring you, your family and your picnic up into the untapped orchard. Our retail area will have apples packed for you for quick purchase.  We will also have fresh cider donuts, Drew Farm Root Beer, fresh apple cider and, weather permitting, roast-your-own s'mores at a our orchard-side fire pit.  On Sunday afternoon, enjoy your picnic to the music of Lukies Fortune!  Hope you can join us!

Our prices for pick-your-own are: $26 for a half bushel (~20 pounds); $15 for peck (~10 pounds) or 2 pecks for $26; and $8 for a half peck (~5 pounds).

For daily updates visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/DrewFarm?sk=wall

They're ready and waiting for you!

Labor Day Weekend marks the end of summer and the transition to APPLE PICKING SEASON!

Fall always seems to take us by surprise and this year it seems especially so, having had such a hot and dry summer that doesn't want to quit.  Nevertheless, here we are: DREW FARM OPENS NEXT SATURDAY, September 10th!  

We are happy to report that we have plenty of tasty apples to pick and will focus on McIntosh and Cortland for the first couple of weeks.  As always, we provide free tractor rides into and out of the orchard, and you can take your time to enjoy a peaceful picnic in our beautiful New England setting.  Opening weekend will also feature: cider donuts, apple cider, Drew Farm root beer, and s'more roasting.  Parking is free and there is no admission fee.

Our orchard is perched on a hillside with spectacular views of the fall foliage across the Merrimack Valley.  If you've been here you know. If you haven't been here, you need to come and see what you've been missing!  Check our Facebook page for daily updates throughout the season (https://www.facebook.com/DrewFarm?sk=wall)

A few pictures of classic 'pick and picnic' at Drew Farm.  See you soon!  

APPLE PICKING SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! IT'S TIME TO START PLANNING YOUR FALL OUTING!

Drew Farm will open for apple picking on September 10th!  We are SO excited to see you all come out and enjoy a wonderful New England tradition of apple picking and picnicking.  Our orchard is BEAUTIFULLY situated on a hill that provides spectacular fall foliage views.  At Drew Farm, you are welcome to bring your well-behaved, friendly dog and roam around at your own pace to pick your apples.  

We have picnic tables available on a first come, first served basis in our picnic area or you can bring your favorite blanket and find your perfect picnic spot.  We plan to have live folk music each weekend day  in our picnic area and are planning our 2nd annual AppleFest on October 8th when we will be groovin to Dave Gerard and the Truffle (www.gerardtruffle.com) and eating orchard-side, oven fresh pizza! 

Stay tuned weekly for more details at our website or daily on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/DrewFarm?sk=wall

In the meantime…. We are stocked full of beautiful summer hangers, annuals and perennials.  The prices are great and the plants are the healthiest around. The greenhouse is open Thursday-Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. 

Beautiful monarch butterfly working the butterfly bush!

Beautiful monarch butterfly working the butterfly bush!

Mother's Day Weekend 2016! Bring on some spring color….

It has certainly been an odd winter/spring but Drew Farm is ready to start our 2016 season.  The apple trees are pruned, the brush is chipped, the bees are in the orchard, and the apple blossoms are about ready to pop open (if only for a little sun and warmth!).

Most importantly this weekend: our greenhouse is full of beautiful flowering plants for Mother's day!  Choose from hanging geraniums, million bells, fuchsia, mixed hangers, and more.  We also have begun stocking up on 4" pots and handle baskets to make your own stunning mixed pots and window boxes.  

We truly have the best, healthiest plants at the best prices. Come and see for yourself.

Clearing land for an expansion of our apple orchard in 2017!

We have begun clearing an abandon block of apple trees to prepare to plant new trees in 2017.  We are planning to grow 3 new varieties in this block: Honey Crisp, Braeburn, and Gala. We'll update on our progress periodically!

End of Season Pumpkin Walk

We want to thank all of our carvers and goblins for creating a great display of jack-o-lanterns. We also want to thank all of our customers who came out to enjoy the evening.

We are closed for the season.  Hope you all have a wonderful winter!

Drew Farm AppleFest - October 24th and 25th!

This weekend Drew Farm invites you to come out and enjoy the spirit of the fall season in our beautiful orchard to pick apples and pumpkins, and listen to live free music while you enjoy a freshly made picnic lunch and roast s'mores by our apple-wood, orchard side fire!  The price of admission is simply purchasing apples or pumpkins. 

The weather looks perfect - Indian Summer on Saturday - so take advantage and bring your family and friends out for wonderful fall day. Our orchard is peaceful (!) and scenic, with gorgeous views of the foliage. Our visitors are always free to wander the orchard at their own pace and enjoy the experience of apple picking in the traditional New England style. Here's what we have to offer:

 

APPLES: Now's the perfect time and we still have plenty of fresh crisp apples low on the trees for easy picking! McIntosh (look for apples that still have a bit of a green background), Cortland (excellent), Macoun (excellent), Empire (peak!), Golden Delicious (nearing perfect) and Red Delicious (just getting started). 

PUMPKINS:  WE HAVE TONS! Drew Farm professes to be the pumpkin capital of Massachusetts. We have pumpkins of all sizes and shapes. When you purchase your pumpkin(s) from us you are supporting our annual pumpkin light Halloween night (more details to come; keep an eye on our Facebook page as time nears for all the details (https://www.facebook.com/DrewFarm?sk=wall_). It is a free event that is out of this world! 

MUSIC: Saturday we welcome back Mike and Ted; Sunday we welcome back Kevin and Paul. Both days will feature all your favorite light rock and folk music. The musicians are nestled in our picnic area and provide light entertainment while you enjoy your outing. We have plenty of picnic tables available on a first come first served basis. You are always welcome to bring your favorite picnic blanket if you prefer. 

FOOD: It's your choice. You can bring your own picnic or you can purchase fresh hot BBQ from FireBox BBQ. They will be in the orchard with your favorite BBQ snacks from 11 am to 3 pm.  Come on out and support them!  We also offer s'mores kits (we supply all that you need) to roast an all time favorite. The kids (and adults) love it!

October 17-18 at Drew Farm - Its Pumpkin Time!

This will be a great weekend to bring the family to Drew Farm! We have plenty of apples for picking, with most at or even still nearing their peak in flavor and crispness: McIntosh (look for apples that still have a bit of a green background), Cortland (excellent), Macoun (excellent), Empire (peak!), Golden Delicious (nearing perfect) and Red Delicious (just getting started).  

In the orchard on Saturday, our picnic area will feature Kevin and Paul, who will be playing all of your favorites while you enjoy your picnic outing.  On Sunday, we welcome for the first time Mike and Ted in the picnic area, who will entertain you with light music while you enjoy your picnic . Our apple wood fire will be burning though out the weekend to warm you up and to roast your own s'mores. We do not have anyone scheduled to provide lunch so don't forget to pack your picnic.

PUMPKINS: WE HAVE TONS! Drew Farm professes to be the pumpkin capital. We have pumpkin of all sizes and shapes. Please consider purchasing your pumpkin from us to help support our FREE annual pumpkin light Halloween night (more details to come; keep an eye on our Facebook page as time nears for all the details (https://www.facebook.com/DrewFarm?sk=wall_).

Our retail area will be stocked with plenty of bagged apples for easy purchase, cider, cider donuts (while they last) and Drew Farm Root Beer. Put on the fleece and come out to spend time with your family and friends.  You'll love the atmosphere here!

Columbus Day Weekend at Drew Farm

It's hard to believe but its already Columbus Day weekend!  Traditionally, this is the most popular time to go apple picking. The fall foliage has begun, the air is cool, and the apples are at their peak!  If you like to be outdoors in a beautiful setting where you are free to roam on your own to pick your apples, have a nice peaceful picnic in our beautiful picnic area, and enjoy traditional New England style apple picking, you will love Drew Farm.

Our tractors will be running all weekend to bring you into and out of the orchard and pumpkin patch (yes, we have a pumpkin patch!). We will be picking McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Macoun, and Golden Delicious; all of our varieties are from traditional rootstock and are the best around!

On Saturday, we will be welcoming back "Chicken on the Road" to provide a great lunch for your picnic! Chicken on the Road will be in our picnic area from 10:30 am 'till 2:00 pm and will offer some of your favorite chicken treats, including chicken bites with your choice of dipping sauce, chicken cutlet subs and club sandwiches, and cranberry walnut chicken salad wrap.  On Sunday, we will be welcoming "Meanie Panini" who will be in the orchard picnic area all day serving up fresh hot grilled sandwiches for your picnic. Keep your eye on our Facebook page for specific details.  Apple pick-n-picnic has never tasted this good!

Our orchard-side apple wood fire will be burning all weekend so that you can roast-your-own s'mores (we supply all you need).You are welcome to use our picnic tables and enjoy your outing with family and friends in a beautiful orchard setting.

The Blue Minor guitarists will also be in the orchard on Saturday and Sunday to entertain you. Kevin and Chris are great and love to play all your favorites!

In our retail area: We have TONS of pumpkin, a great supply of mums of all colors, apple cider donuts (while they last), cold apple cider, Drew Farm root beer and ice cold water. We will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.  Looking forward to seeing you!

   

Welcome October!

It's Thursday and that means its time to start finalizing your weekend activities!  The weekend weather forecast has gone from 'not good' to 'not bad'! Currently, forecasters are calling for "a few spotty showers" but that shouldn't interfere with apple picking for us hardy New Englanders.  We will be picking McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Macoun, and Golden Delicious.  Our pumpkin patch is open to roam and choose the perfect pumpkin!  As always, we will have tractor rides to and from the orchard and pumpkin patch, and orchard-side fire roasted s'mores (weather permitting).  

Our retail area is stocked with fresh picked apples, colorful mums and pumpkins for quick sale. Keep an eye on our FaceBook page (https://www.facebook.com/DrewFarm) for more details as the weekend unfolds.  Hope to see you!