Cider Hill Farm or Green Acres?
Several years ago, Cider Hill Farm was selected by PBS’s The Victory Garden as the ideal setting to do a show on a New England Family Farm.
We filmed for half a day, which translated to about 10 minutes of air time on a show which aired multiple times.
After that, Glenn was invited to the “Garden” as guest expert to do a couple segments on fruit tree pruning, planting, and pest management. This was such an honor for our young farm and customers came flooding in for Glenn’s autograph (well, Glenn describes it as a flood).
Recently, Chronicle Magazine did a very nice segment on the “Love Story” of Cider Hill Farm.
You know, the story of so, so long ago when Glenn and Karen were just newlyweds passing papers on an old chicken farm in Amesbury with dreams of planting some apple trees and spending countless blissful years together swinging in a chair on the porch waiting for the apples to drop into baskets placed below.
Well, we did awaken quickly from that starry eyed dream, but we have always appreciated this short time we have been called to be stewards of this beautiful stretch of land.
Then the BBC came by to do a special segment on "Halloween in New England" and the tradition of pumpkin picking and carving, which gave Karen a chance to show off her fine motor skills. Though the show aired in England, we can’t help but think one or two viewers may just remember us as they are visiting Boston.