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Re: New England Nutgrowers
Creeper Hill Orchard
24 Creeper Hill Rd
North Grafton MA 01536
834-4245/to get specific ask for Franny Poulin
if you ask him point blank if he's PYO, he'll probably have to say "NO"
so if you want to PYO, just say you're taking a walk and pick, keeping your
feet [and your kid's] on the ground.
62 Main St. would be perhaps less than 1 mile from where we reside.
Ginda Fisher wrote:
> Where's the orchard? Do they do pick-your-own business in season?
> Every year I look for a good orchard to take the kids to. Grafton is a
> lot closer than where I went the last two years. (They did have awfully
> good Macouns last year. . .) I assume N Grafton is close to Grafton?
> I earn my living as an actuary, but I'm thinking of buying a Mac
> computer. :)
> Growing things is very satisfying. I also like the research, trying to
> find out what will grow where, etc. And despite trying it in the cold
> and rain, I had a good time grafting, and was tickled pink when the buds
> all sprouted. The few strawberries snatched from the chipmunks are
> sweeter for it. Lots of rewards from gardening.
> I have a friend who lives not far from you, on Main Street (62). Nice
> Charles Paradise wrote:
> > Ginda,
> > Consider yourself signed up.
> > We're not an organization, there's no dues. I'm a suburbanite also, we
> > have no professional nutgrowers in New England. I think there's a lot of
> > stimulation from being aware of growing things. You have two kids, well,
> > kids would have liked our trip we took to an orchard in N Grafton [not all
> > that far from wellesley] where they grow many ''heirloom'' apples incl.
> > the original macintosh apples [not to be confused with those sold as
> > macintosh in supermarkets] and they also grow walnuts and chestnuts there.
> > We send out an envelope of stuff now and then, but sometimes not more than
> > 2 times a year.
> > One looks for side benefits from growing things. I think having an
> > awareness and interest in progress of a crop lends a tremendous amount of
> > stability to life. I earn my living helping people with their mac
> > computers...It's just as well we're not farmers, they're not doing so well
> > economically.
> > Charlie Paradise
> > Ginda Fisher wrote:
> > > Lon Rombough posted a link to your "1.0" webpage on the NAFEX mailing
> > > list. I am a member of NAFEX, and live in New England, so your
> > > organization interests me. I don't have much land (I'm a suburbanite)
> > > and don't have much time (full time job, two small kids) but I do like
> > > growing things, especially fruits and flowers. If I had room, I'd grow
> > > nuts, too. As it is, I just grow acorns and feed the squirrels.
> > >
> > > I'd like it if you added me to your mailing/invite list for a while.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Ginda Fisher
> > > 22 Linwood Road
> > > Wellesley, MA 02481
> > > (781) 237-3120
> > > firstname.lastname@example.org