Our History

Founded in 1886 by Herbert & Bertha Clark, we are a 5th generation farm operating on approximately 300 acres in the region of Ashfield, Massachusetts known as Apple Valley. We grow apples and grapes on approximately 65 acres. The balance is grassland and forest. Today Aaron, Dana and Brian, Herbert’s great-grandsons, are still running the farm that he started over 130 years ago. In recent years Dana’s children Naomi and Silas, as well as Naomi’s husband Craig, have taken up the mantle and become the 5th generation of Clarks growing apples in Apple Valley.

We currently grow over 30 varieties of apples from classics like Cortland and McIntosh to modern favorites such as HoneyCrisp, EverCrisp and Gala. In addition to apples we also grow 8 varieties of seedless table grapes. The unique microclimate, soil and ecology of Apple Valley produces some of the finest apples in the country. We have also been long time practitioners of Integrated Pest Management or IPM. IPM is a series of guidelines for pest control that focuses on limiting environmental impacts and protecting biodiversity. In the spirit of sustainability we also generate more than 80% of our power through solar energy.

When Aaron, Brian and Dana were growing up in Apple Valley, there were six active dairy/apple farms; today, only one remains - Clark Brothers Orchards.

Small family farms in the Northeast are becoming a rarity.

Front Row: Bertha and Herbert  - First Generation   Back Row: Winthrop, Ruth, Kathrine and Raymond  - Second Generation   Photo taken around 1930

Front Row: Bertha and Herbert - First Generation

Back Row: Winthrop, Ruth, Kathrine and Raymond - Second Generation

Photo taken around 1930


It’s something about the soil and the micro climate here. It’s definitely a blessed area to grow apples. The quality of fruit, the eating quality is just super.
— Dana Clark
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Third Generation

Richard, Malcolm and Barbara Clark


Malcolm and Pauline Clark 1945 -  Third Generation

Malcolm and Pauline Clark 1945 - Third Generation

Brian, Aaron and Dana Clark -  Fourth Generation   Photo Courtesy: Kyle Johnson & Chris Duggan

Brian, Aaron and Dana Clark - Fourth Generation

Photo Courtesy: Kyle Johnson & Chris Duggan

Silas, Naomi, Aaron, Brian and Dana -  Fourth and Fifth Generation.    Photo Courtesy: Kyle Johnson & Chris Duggan

Silas, Naomi, Aaron, Brian and Dana - Fourth and Fifth Generation. Photo Courtesy: Kyle Johnson & Chris Duggan

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Packing crew

Loxley, Philip, Clifford, Rocky, Lloyd, Linval, Dave, Craig, Naomi, Lilian and Chris.

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