Cold Spring Orchard

Is the Cold Spring Orchard owned by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst?

Question: 

Is the Cold Spring Orchard owned by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst?

Answer: 

Yes, the Cold Spring Orchard is owned by the University of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Fruit Growers back in the 1960’s saw a need for a research apple facility to be moved off the Amherst campus. A trust was set up and the old Hanifan Dairy farm was bought in Belchertown, MA, as the new location for this research facility. The Mass Fruit Growers then donated the farm to the University of Massachusetts to be run as a research facility for the Massachusetts fruit industry.