Sunday Funday at the Farm


I may love summer and find it hard to accept cooler temperatures, but once I get into the spirit of fall I am all about pumpkin flavored everything, apple cider and Halloween. Call me a basic b*tch, but I just think I’m being a true New Englander.

A fall family tradition is a visit to Russell Orchards. They have the best apple cider doughnuts in the world. And when you get them hot out of the fryer? You’ll never eat them any other way ever again. A few weeks ago my sister, mom and I made our yearly visit. Here are just a few memories from a great day at the farm.

The family owned and operated orchard has won awards for their excellent apple wines. But you’ll also find honey, jams and lots of Russell Orchards attire.


The grounds are amazing to wander. You can go apple picking and on busy days they have hay rides. There is also this awesome vintage pickup truck that is still used around the farm.

A new addition a few years ago was the apple cider doughnut sundae. It is amazing! It’s the same idea as a brownie sundae and whoever came up with it is a genius.

Russell Orchards is about an hour north of Boston but if you go, take the scenic route. It might add a little time to your trip but you won’t regret it. I know that we always have so much fun with this family tradition.


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