WRSI: Clark Brothers’ Orchards

Naomi Clark, the lone sister at Clark Brothers Orchards in Ashfield, joins Phil and Monte to chat about the family business — growing apples on Apple Valley Rd. – how apt – since 1886.

The best varieties? Naomi says early in the season “you can’t beat a Macoun, and we grow a great Macoun.” Coming up in late October, the cream of the crop is the Evercrisp “a cross between a Fuji and a Honey Crisp.”

Everything Clark Brothers grows is Eco Apple certified, a distinction earned through low-spray integrated pest management (IPM), promoting beneficial insects, and other ecologically-aware growing practices.

All Eco Apples at Big Y are supplied by Clark Brothers, and many at regional Whole Foods.

They also sell from their own farm stand at 580 Apple Valley Rd. in Ashfield! Every day but Saturdays

Photo by Kyle Johnson and Chris Duggan