Apples and Fruit at Cook's Farm Orchard!

Located in the beautiful town of Brimfield Massachusetts, Cook's welcomes
you to experience summer and autumn in the country at an authentic
New England family farm.


Fall is the time of year when the fun really starts at Cook's Farm Orchard.
Pick-your-own apples and enjoy the crisp air, sun-warmed fruit, and
the sights & scents of autumn in the orchard.

Cook's Farm Orchard is open in the summer (check with us) for Blueberry picking,
and from September through Thanksgiving, and weekends through Christmas
for apples, cider, and baked goods.


Mcintosh Apples

McIntosh

Macintosh Apple



    The McIntosh is an apple with red and green skin. It becomes ripe in late September. It is traditionally the most popular apple in New England. It is a superior eating apple and well suited for applesauce, fresh cider, salads and pies. McIntosh is juicy, slightly tart, yet very aromatic with white flesh and a rather tough skin that is two-toned red and green coloring.

The McIntosh apple was first discovered in 1811 by John McIntosh on his farm in Dundela, in Dundas County, Ontario, Canada.

Cortland Apples

Cortland

Cortland Apple



     The Cortlands flavor is sweet compared to McIntosh, and it has a flush of crimson against a pale yellow background sprinkled with short, dark red stripes and gray-green dots. Cortland apples have very white flesh and it makes an excellent dessert apple.

After the many attributes of McIntosh were discovered, plant breeders began crossing it with other varieties to enhance its traits. One of the earliest was the Cortland, combined with the Ben Davis variety.

Macoun Apples

Macoun

Macoun Apple



     The Macoun apple is an excellent "all purpose" apple. This apple is a McIntosh cross developed in the early 20th Century at the New York Agricultural Experiment Station. Sweet, crisp and aromatic, it has very white flesh that contrasts with its dark, nearly purple-hued skin. Good dessert apple that is only available during harvest season.

Macoun apples are a cross between the McIntosh and Jersey Black varieties.

Golden Delicious Apples

Golden Delicious

Golden Delicious Apple



     No one, at the time the Golden Delicious was discovered, had ever set eyes on such an apple. Red apples dominated at the turn of the century. The new tree soon changed that. It bore huge yellow apples. And yes, they were delicious. With one in your hand, you can't be sure whether you're drinking champagne or eating an apple. The Golden Delicious apple is excellent for eating fresh, pies & salads; Very good for baking, making apple sauce or apple butter.

The original tree was found on the Mullins' family farm in Clay County, West Virginia, United States and was locally known as Mullin's Yellow Seedling and Annit apple.

Red Delicious Apples

Red Delicious

Red Delicious Apple



     Red Delicious is one of the most famous American apples, and one of the most widely grown apple varieties. Although the names are similar, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious are entirely different varieties. There are a lot of other similarities though: both varieties were discovered in the USA at the end of the 19th century, both need warm climates, both have interesting histories, and both are basically sweet apples.

The Red Delicious was discovered in Peru, Iowa as a chance seedling on the farm of Jesse Hiatt. The variety was originally known as Hawkeye. In 1914, the original Hawkeye became known as the Red Delicious

Paula Red Apples

Paula Red

Paula Red Apple



    Paula Red apples are bright red with some yellow and tan spots; the skin often has a dusty sheen. They are not too sweet and not too tart, slightly reminiscent of strawberries. Paula Red may be the best early fresh-eating red apple widely available, especially in the northern states. A little like McIntosh, from which it is presumed to have descended. Paula Red apples are suitable for both eating fresh and cooking, they become extremely soft when cooked, which suits them well to some dishes (applesauce) and not others (pies).

Paula Red apples were discovered around 1960 by grower Lewis Arends near a McIntosh block in his orchard in Sparta Township, Kent County, Michigan. He named the apple after his wife, Pauline. Paula Reds appeared on the market as a distinct apple in 1968.

Plums

Plums

Plums



     Plums are an excellent tree fruit that tastes sweet and/or tart, the skin may be particularly tart. They are juicy and can be eaten fresh or can be, canned, frozen or preserved in jams and jellies. They'll definitely add the garnish to make your fruit display attractive, and they’re much more than pretty. They are healthy too.

Plums belong to the Prunus genus of plants and are relatives of the peach, nectarine and almond. They are all considered "drupes," fruits that have a hard stone pit surrounding their seeds

Peaches

Peaches

Peaches



     Those who have had the privilege of eating a tree-ripened peach know that there are few experiences to equal it. Peaches that are available in the local grocery stores will never achieve a high level of quality because they are harvested early, extremely firm, and somewhat immature, making it impossible for them to achieve a high level of quality of fruit at your local farm. The quality of New England-grown peaches can rival that grown in almost any other part of this country.

Peaches originated in China where they have been cultivated since the early days of Chinese culture. Peaches were mentioned in Chinese writings as far back as the 10th century BC and were a favoured fruit of kings and emperors.

Blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries



     Everyone loves blueberries. Delicious fresh blueberries are a summertime treat and tradition in New England. The magnificent plump berries with deep rich color, offer a delicious fruity flavor, juicy, sweet and are easy to pick. A summertime favorite at Cooks Orchard.

The blueberry of the genus Vaccinium, is a native American species. In fact the blueberry is one of the few fruits native to North America.