Silverman's Farm embraces the start of fall

You know it’s fall when pumpkins start to replace flowers, the bright green trees fade to red and the scents of cinnamon and nutmeg fill the air. Every year, tons of Staples students spend their fall months driving 20 minutes to the beautiful orchards and activities that make up Silverman’s Farm.

“My family and I have been going to the farm ever since I was a baby,” Valerie Dreyfuss ’22 said. “At this point it’s become tradition.”

The farm offers a variety of activities from petting animals, playing in a corn pit and, what they’re most famous for, apple picking.

Obstacle courses set up for the animals to play in (left) and children playing in the corn pit (right)

They offer a buggy ride that goes through the twisty dirt roads, bringing customers to over 20 different types of apple trees.

Visitors stand in like to buy bags before heading up to the orchards 

Here customers are free to roam the orchard, filling their baskets with every apple from granny smith to honey crisp.

“We grow almost every type of apple,” Olivia Castella who works for the farm said. “From tart to sweet, soft or crisp, we grow it all.”

Some of the different types of apples the farm has to offer

Besides just apple picking, the farm draws many visitors to its bountiful market. From an assortment of homemade pastries to homegrown fruits and vegetables, the market has it all.

Different homemade condiments, fruits and pastries sold in the market.

“I look forward to Silverman’s homemade apple cider doughnuts every fall,” culinary teacher Amy Grace said.