To say Mann Orchards is a local favorite would be a serious under statement! Mann Orchards has been growing fresh produce in Methuen for 137 years! Founded in 1877, the farm is the oldest business in the town and has passed through five generations of family ownership. The day-to-day farm operations are truly a family affair. When we visited Mann Orchards we met the Fitzgerald siblings who run the modern farm and learned more about what each of them do. Matt, who directs farm operations, Josh the head farmer, Pat the talented gift-basket creator, and Allison who knows everything there is to know about the farm stand and bakery. When we left, the Fitzgeralds gave us one of Mann Orchard’s famous, home-made pies to take back to our workshop and share with the rest of our artists. Let us tell you, it did not last long in our studio! It was one of the most outstanding pies we have ever had. Do yourself a favor and try one- We recommend the apple crumble!
Mann Orchards 27 Pleasant Valley Street Methuen MA 01844 (978) 683-0361