Pick a peck of pears in Londonderry, New Hampshire or just pick them up, it’s your choice!
Peaches are still available at the farm stands but the U-Pick Peaches are coming to an end for the season. The peaches are huge this year because of all that rain we had, so stock up on the napkins to keep your chin dry as you slurp in, the fuzzy globes.
And yes, we have U-Pick Pears available too! The Mack’s U-Pick 3 on Pillsbury Road is open just drive in, park and ask for directions to the pear orchard. There you will find Bartlet pears waiting on the tree to head home for canning or just munching on this week.
Did you know?
A good way to get Pears and Peaches to ripen is to put them in a brown paper bag on the counter? The bag traps ethylene, a natural hormone released by the fruit when it ripens. Watch your fruit! This process can go very fast, peaches and pears can be rock hard one day and get mushy in just a few days. So peek in the bag from time to time.
All the farmstands have these fruits on display and ready to take home right now. We shot these images just yesterday at Mack’s Apples. You can also visit Elwood, Merrill or Sunnycrest for Pears and the end of season peaches. Those nice warm peaches are bathed in the late day autumn sunshine as the sun was setting behind the antique Mack’s Barn to the west on Mammoth Road.
You can tell the locals from the visitors, the locals most often race from the car to the stand and run home to enjoy our fall bounty. The visitors look around with amazement at what Londonderry has to offer.
Fresh pears, warm light, soft peach fuzz, life is better in Londonderry!