I live in MA. a little W of BOS
there are still a number of family owned apple orchards around
the ones that will last longer are off the main arteries feeding BOS.
there is a very nice one one town over. but the better ones are N.W.
there are no arteries going that way. one in Stowe , had a blackboard w harvest times
for the various varieties . they do come in a different times.
they sold the apples in paper sacks w handles , same as local stores
but much cheaper. they had a ' seconds room ' apples misshaped , as few blemishes
very very reasonable. my favorite was ' Winter Banana ' , probably by name only.
I made a lot of Apple crisp back in those days , and apples to munch on.
they had pies , some they made , and some made locally from their apples
fairly priced w nice crusts
but aside from the seconds room : they made their own apple cider
non-pasteurized . you kept it in a cool place for a week or so or more
and released the ' gas' from time to time , until the fermenting stopped.
then refrigerated it. it came out fairly dry , and mighty tasty
batches flavors varied w the apples used at the time.
it was about 2.50 $$ or so a gallon. something you could not buy another way.
I hope they are still at it next fall.