Update: Prospect Hill Community Orchard in Harvard is owned and operated by Community Harvest Project and with the help of the Town of Harvard, Harvard Conservation Trust, Sudbury Valley Trustees, and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, CHP will protect the orchard through the sale of an Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR). To learn more about this project visit theSudbury Valley Trustees’ website.
The orchard contains 13 varieties of apples, and peaches on a 75-acre property, 30 of which we farm. This property was gifted to CHP in 2014 and allows CHP to donate over 100,000 lbs of fruit annually to the hunger relief network. The primary volunteer season is apple picking from August through October, but small groups of volunteers also work from January through March to prune the trees. To visit our farm with a group to pick apples, please visit our Volunteer Page.