#1 Apple Picking Destination in America

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Real Estate Agent with KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA 92593-B

Cider Hill Farm, located in Amesbury, MA, has been proclaimed, by YELP, to be the #1 Apple Picking Farm in the nation. This New England farm is situated on 145 acres and used to be a dairy and poultry farm prior to Glenn & Karen Cook purchasing it in 1981, also the year of their marriage.

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Cider Hill Farm is well known in the area. They now raise goats, bees, & happy chickens, as well as growing apples, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, grapes, melons, tomatoes, & nectarines.  Cider Hil Farm also has the BEST Apple Cider and its famous apple cider donuts. AND they grow wicked cool tulips by the thousands.

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Sons, Gregg & Chadd, are working together on the newest iteration, Cider Hill Cellars, where they produce nationally acclaimed hard cider. While I was there I picked up a bottle of Cherry Harvest, a sparkling hard cider infused with cherry, from the farm store along with 2 varieties of peaches and a jug of apple cider.

 

There is also an online store https://www.ciderhill.com/shop

My personal note. Pam & I have known Glenn & Karen for well over 30 years. We attended the same church. When they purchased the farm they got down on bended knee and dedicated the farm to God. They pray over their crops. Over the years they have hosted international exchange workers every year, they were early on pioneers of wind energy & solar energy for local farms. Their dedication to God, family, their workers, community and the farm is second to none.  Karen, Gregg, Chadd, myself, and 8 others spent 2-weeks in Russia in 2006 on a church-sponsored mission trip (that's a whole other story) to an orphanage in Shuya.

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Doug Dawes REALTOR®, AWREP, LMC

Broker Sales Associate

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY - Topsfield/Newburyport

49 Main Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
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 DougDawes@KW.com

Comments (21)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your post made me think about apple pies, one of my favorites.

And, I would love to sample the apple cider.

Sep 18, 2021 08:20 AM
Doug Dawes

Hi Roy Kelley 


If I could send a sample I would. It's really good and has won awards several times.

Sep 18, 2021 08:46 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Doug Dawes, what a great place to visit. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures. 

Sep 18, 2021 08:28 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Lynnea Miller 

It is a grand coastal New England Farm of 145 acres. They press the cider and are not required to pasteurize it. You can buy their apple cider donuts fresh off the belt. Warm apple cider donut and glass of pure apple cider is Heaven in the Autumn

Sep 18, 2021 08:44 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

My pleasure Beth Atalay God has richly blessed the farm 

Sep 18, 2021 08:47 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Doug,

What a lovely place to visit.  And like Roy Kelley I want a bite of apple pie. It is a favorite of mine.  A

Sep 18, 2021 09:39 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Doug, I wish I could attend this place and pick Apples, I use to do that as a teen agers at a friends apple farm.  Brings back alot of things to re call.

 

Sep 18, 2021 10:14 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That sounds like a wonderfulu place to visit!

Sep 18, 2021 12:03 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

How interesting, Doug. Somehow I would have expected the #1 place to pick apples to be in the State of Washington. Goes to show you what I know! :)

Sep 18, 2021 12:32 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good afternoon Doug. Illinois used to have some great apple orchards thought to be in the middle of nowhere. Urban sprawl swept them away years ago. Enjoy your apples!

Sep 18, 2021 01:46 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Doug- I loved reading about Cider Hill Farm and Glenn and Karen Cook. They truly have a labor of love and it shows. If I lived there I would be there whenever they were open!!!

Sep 18, 2021 01:52 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Great shout out to Cedar Hill Farm and how nice to feel a part of it for the past 30 years.  Mark

Sep 19, 2021 12:15 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

A of Ron and Alexandra Seigel It is a nice place to visit and the always effervescent Karen Cook makes everyone feel welcome and considers all visitors as part of the Cider Hil Famiily 

Sep 19, 2021 06:02 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Will Hamm They have many different varieties of apples. You can either ride the hay wagon or walk on yo

Sep 19, 2021 06:04 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Kat Palmiotti 

It truly is a very nice place to visit and browse around

Sep 19, 2021 06:05 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker 

This year, according to YELP reviews Cider Hill was #1. It was a surprise as no other New England apple farm was cited

Sep 19, 2021 06:07 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Wayne Martin American Farms are dwindling or being bought up by Mr. Gates and the Chinese. The smaller farms ARE being chewed up by urban sprawl. It's a shame

Sep 19, 2021 06:09 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Kathy Streib, Good Morning. The farm has been blessed. Glenn & Karen and their sons have worked very hard to keep the land fertile while utilizing wind and solar power to cut costs. Every year they dedicated the farm to God's Glory

 

Sep 19, 2021 06:12 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint 

It's always a nice feeling to see friends become successful beyond their dreams and share in their happiness

Sep 19, 2021 06:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Doug - I can't recall knowing about the existence of apple cider donuts.  They do sound tasty.  

Sep 19, 2021 06:20 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

They are Michael Jacobs ESPECIALLY when they come right off the conveyor belt and are still very warm!

Sep 21, 2021 10:46 AM