School Field Trips and Tours
Carlson Orchards is pleased each year to host many area
school children and teach them about the many
value-added processes we are involved with here on the
farm. School groups come to the farm and get to
experience first hand our farm operations.
We also have a very active packing house where the
apples are sorted, sized, bagged and boxed. Food doesn't
just arrive in the store for us to buy. Watching our
productions in operation make a lasting and, we think,
valuable impression on young minds about the local food
source and its economic importance here in the
Commonwealth. Of course, for the smaller ones, it's also
fun just to pat the pumpkins in their bins.
Tours on the farm consist of :
15 minute lecture on apples, growing conditions, and
the equipment used for commercial picking.
Quick demonstration on the proper way to pick apples
and its importance on new growth apples.
Trip into the orchard for apple picking (1/4 peck
Tour of the line operations as they are in
productions --- packing house, cider jelly
evaporator, apple slicing machine.
Quick refreshing taste of fresh Carlson Orchards
Premium Blend apple cider.
To schedule a tour,
please call Monday -Friday
We can make arrangements for
special needs children.
A REAL TESTIMONIAL
"Dear Carlsons --We love your farm and your pumpkins.
And we love your hayride it's the
best in the world. We love you. We loved picking your
pumpkins. And we loved your apple cider.
And we loved your machines. And we loved when we saw the
person dump the apples in the white bin.
We liked seeing those guys bottle the cider.And we want
to do it again. And we'd like to see you again.
The four year old class at Village Nursery School
The Important Stuff: Conveniently
located off Route 495 and Route 2 in Harvard, Ma, the
Orchards are 45 minutes due West of Boston and 20
minutes East of Worcester. Our hours for fruit picking
are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM seven days a week (we are farmers
after all) and our retail store is open until 6:00 PM
Mon - Fri, 6:00 PM Sat and Sun. We gladly accept
MasterCard, Visa, American Express and readily accept
We love our orchards and know you will too.
We regret that we cannot allow animals into the orchard.
Please visit us soon and remember to eat fruit at least
five times daily!
Bring Home the Good Life!
For information about what crop is available and when,
please visit our Growing Schedule.