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Fall Fun: The Big Apple in Wrentham, Massachusetts


Big Apple farm in Wrentham, Mass.
Big Apple Farm in Wrentham, Mass.

Article and photos by Eric Hurwitz.
Page created on 9/12/17.

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If you love traditional New England farm stands without a hint of 21st century pretentiousness, the Big Apple in Wrentham, Mass., should be the apple of your eye.

Located in a big old barn in the classic New England picturesque Sheldonville section of Wrentham (a southwest Boston, Massachusetts, suburb), the likable Big Apple offers, for starters, seasonal apple, blueberry and raspberry picking and a splendid view of the automated apple grade that sorts, washes and polishes the apples. There's a terrific fruit and vegetable stand with 24 varieties of apples and 28 kinds of vegetables, a bakery with the most delicious apple cider doughnuts (and a lot more), jams, seasonings, syrups, candies, fudge, delicious pies, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, and one of the best ice cream stands you'll find with a nice rural feel and ice cream from the legendary, local Richardson's, of Middletown, MA (apple crisp or pumpkin ice cream, anyone?).

Big Apple Farm apple sorting area in Wrentham, Mass.
Apple sorting area.

I have often thought of the Big Apple as the prototype for what people expect when visiting a farm stand in New England for the first time. While not as big as some other area farm stands, the Big Apple encapsulates the true spirit of a working farm. It's especially beautiful in the fall with that nice, crisp New England feel in the air and all the good things for sale that we look for during the foliage season.

The Big Apple, 207 Arnold St. , Wrentham, MA. Check here for apple picking availability: http://www.thebigapplefarm.com/picking.htm. Cashand checks only -- no credit cards accepted.

Looking to stay at a charming inn in Wrentham near the Big Apple? Check out the Proctor Mansion Inn


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What else is there to do in Wrentham outside the downtown district?
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