Mack's Apples

Coordinates: 42°51′30.4″N 71°22′10.7″W / 42.858444°N 71.369639°W / 42.858444; -71.369639

Mack's Apples (also known as Moose Hill Orchards) is a farm and orchard in Londonderry, New Hampshire, United States. It is the oldest family-run farm in the state, having been run by the Mack family for eight generations.[1]

Mack's Apples
Founded1732; 291 years ago (1732)
FounderJohn Mack
Headquarters230 Mammoth Rd, ,
United States
Key people
Andrew Mack Jr., co-owner
Carol Mack, co-owner


The farm was founded in 1732 when John Mack emigrated from Londonderry, Ireland, to Londonderry, New Hampshire.[2] In the 1800s, the family began to concentrate on growing apples, and the farm was formally registered as a business in 1962.[2][3][4] The farm eliminated its wholesale operations in the early 2000s.[5] In 2015, Andy Mack Sr. transferred ownership to his son, Andy Mack Jr., and his daughter-in-law, Carol Mack.[4] In 2021, the farm was sold to MHO Acquisitions LLC who intend to continue operating the orchard.[6]


Mack's Apples operates on approximately 400 acres (160 ha) of land in the center of Londonderry, with 100 acres (40 ha) devoted to apples.[7][2] The farm store sells numerous varieties of apples, as well as peaches, pumpkins, squash, maple syrup, and honey.[7] The farm also runs a pick-your-own apples offering and an ice cream stand.[7]

The town of Londonderry has purchased conservation easements to help preserve the farm as green space.[8][2]

The farm is a frequent stop for liberal politicians visiting Londonderry, including Barack Obama on three occasions.[9] Andy Mack Sr. often places signs on the property supporting progressive issues.[10]



  1. ^ Brindley, Michael (August 10, 2015). "Mack's Apples In Londonderry Passed On To Eighth Generation Of Mack Family". New Hampshire Public Radio. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Coles, Barbara (October 2013). "When You Can Pick-Your-Own at Mack's Apples". New Hampshire Magazine. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Moose Hill Orchards, Inc". State of New Hampshire. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b Woods, Kaitlyn (August 5, 2015). "Andy Mack Jr. is New Owner of Mack's Moose Hill Orchards". The Londonderry Times. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  5. ^ Barrick, Daniel (March 13, 2010). "Another bite of the apple". The Keene Sentinel. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  6. ^ Huss, Julie. "Mack's Apples property sold". The Eagle-Tribune. Retrieved 2021-12-23.
  7. ^ a b c "About Us". Mack's Apples. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Town of Londonderry, New Hampshire Comprehensive Master Plan" (PDF). Londonderry, NH. November 20, 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  9. ^ LoGiurato, Brett (August 20, 2012). "Obama Visited This Apple Farm, But Management Is Still Upset About His 'You Didn't Build That' Speech". Business Insider. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  10. ^ Huss, Julie (October 10, 2018). "Gubernatorial hopeful pays apple farm a visit". The Eagle-Tribune. Retrieved 7 November 2018.