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THE BRAND SPANKING NEW DONUT HUT AT RUSSELL ORCHARDS! (HAYRIDES AND PYO, TOO!)

Please note –  Russell Orchards is open Monday, Labor Day, in addition to Labor Day Saturday and Sunday. They are typically closed on Labor Day, but this weekend is the exception.

Further enhancing a fun family visit to Russell Orchard’s authentic working farm is a delightful new spot to get your fresh apple cider donuts – The Donut Hut!

I may get into deep water with the following statement, but here goes: Russell Orchards’ apple cider donuts are simply the best ever! My family has been clamoring for their doughnuts for forever. RO donuts are always exactly the same warm golden brown on the outside and tender apple-sweet on the inside. We (try to) save ours until we get home. Gently heated and dipped in powdered sugar makes a wonderful treat, morning or afternoon. Miranda Russell also suggests spreading RO donuts with Nutella or cream cheese.

Thank you to Julia for the photo!

Hayrides are back up and running at Russell Orchards after a break during Covid. And Pick Your Own apple season has begun. Currently available to pick are McIntosh, Gala, Honeycrisp, and Gingergold. We came home with a bag of Honeycrisp and they are fantastic!

Freshly baked blueberry, raspberry-peach, and apple pies are stacked high and ready to take home, along with a lovely selection of Russel Orchards own grown tomatoes, potatoes, Swiss chard, zucchini, summer squash, pumpkins, honey, and much, much more.

Lovely alfresco dining area

Russell Orchards now has an electric vehicle charging station! If you would like to charge up  your EV while picking apples, download the AmpUp app to your phone and plug in when you arrive.

RUSSELL ORCHARDS is located at

143 Argilla Road

Ipswich, MA

For more information and also a wonderful array of recipes, visit the website here.

Please note –  Russell Orchards is open Monday, Labor Day, in addition to Labor Day Saturday and Sunday. They are typically closed on Labor Day, but this weekend is the exception.