Appleworm™ Orchard is a postage-stamp-sized hobby farm set in the picturesque town of Hollis, New Hampshire, one of New England’s premier apple-growing areas. We have two simple and self-reinforcing goals for our orchard. The first is to make it a robust repository of New England’s once-diverse apple-tree varietals, with a particular emphasis on the pre-Prohibition cider-apple trees that once graced our landscape. Our second is to breed and raise – on the worms that populate the orchard’s cider-pomace compost piles – several varieties of rare and heritage poultry for diverse purposes. We have layers of beautifully colored eggs, large birds for eating, and spirited gamefowl to guard free-ranging flocks. Breeds include Black Copper Marans, Cream Legbars, Blue Ameraucanas, Red Dorkings, Silver Double-Laced Barnevelders, various strains of American gamefowl, and Muscovy ducks. For more information about these and other Appleworm™ projects, click on the links in the header above or on the individual poultry breeds listed to the right. We are NPIP certified (no. NH-228). All fowl and egg photos on this site are of our own stock, unless otherwise noted.
Our Poultry Breeds
Hollis, New Hampshire 03049