Ashby Apples History

The orchard of Ashby Apples was once part of a 40 acre orchard that had been
in existence for over 100 years. It has been a significant part of the
history of the town of Ashby. Many current and former residents told us how
they used to make forays into the then commercial orchard and pick a
"pillowcase" of apples. It was well known that this orchard produced some
of the best apples in the region.

In 2000, the orchard was sold and parceled off for houses. The new
residents; current owners, Greg and Elia Pierce, Paula and Phil Bogue and
Shawn Zwicker, recognized the importance of saving their portion of the
orchard. The new owners invested considerable time and money in reviving
and preserving the trees.

With the creation of Ashby Apples, it was the hope that the funds generated
from the "pick your own" would be enough to support the maintenance of the
trees, as the current orchard is not large enough to be able to sell apples
on a commercial scale. The owners do not receive any personal profit from
this venture.

This year the trees have come back to full production. In fact, the
branches are so weighted down with apples, that they are touching the
ground! Please come to our grand opening September 11, at 9 AM and help
preserve a landmark of Ashby. We depend upon your support!

For those of you who may not have the time or energy to pick your own, we
have bags of apples ready to go. We have five different variety of apples.
Macintosh, Cortland, Macoun, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious. The first
varieties that will be ready are the Macintosh and Cortland.

Thank you for your support,

Greg & Elia Pierce
Phil & Paula Bogue
Shawn Zwicker