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, spirited gamefowl to guard free-ranging flocks, and ornamental chickens to decorate our orchard. Breeds include Altsteirer, Ayam Cemani, Golden Duckwing Sulmtaler, Rhodebars, Blue Isbars, Black Marsh Daisies, Black Copper Marans, Cream Legbars, Blue Ameraucanas, Blue Bresse, Swedish Black Hens, Red Dorkings, 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