EASTON — Sherwood Farm, one of the nation’s oldest family-owned and operated farms in the United States, having been established in 1713, grows 14 varieties of apples in its orchards. Silverman’s Farm, also family-owned and operated, celebrating 100 years this year, grows almost two dozen different apple varieties.
Perhaps Old Orchard Road got its name because of its proximity to both local farms on nearby Sport Hill Road. The residents of the gray colonial house at 24 Old Orchard Road can take advantage of that proximity come apple harvest time from early August through early November. Until then, both farms’ markets are open for other fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, and other consumables. Think of all the fresh produce and other food one can purchase and prepare in the sizable gourmet eat-in kitchen of this house, which was built in 1951.