Posted by: maboulette | October 29, 2011


There must be something in the water this year in Massachusetts.

This is the second time this month that police have had to respond to a 911 call from people stranded – actually lost – on an outing on a farm.  This rescue appeal came from an orchard of apples.

Marcia and Mark Rosenthal of Boston certainly did not expect to end up needing a rescue when they started their afternoon of apple-picking last Saturday, the 22nd.

The owner of the orchard told authorities that the two roamed too far away from where they parked their car at Honey Pot Orchard in Stow, and when darkness started to fall, they became scared that they would not be able to find the way back.  They first called the Orchard’s main office phone but no one answered so they called 911.

After the police arrived at the entrance to the farm and told the owners about the problem, the couple were directed to a landmark and were there waiting to be rescued.  Julie Martin-Sullivan, who owns with her brother this family business, stated they sent workers over to pick the Rosenthals up.

 “So my brother drove out in one of our buggies to pick them up, and the gentleman was being funny and said, “So how many rescues a year?” And my brother replied, ‘Well, through 85 years of business, none.”

The orchards are approximately 200 acres and the Rosenthals had gone about  a half mile or so from where they had parked the car.

 “You know, we have a hedge maze too. So we said to them after, ‘We have a hedge maze and we’re not gonna let you in,” Martin-Sullivan joked. “He was a comical guy.”

Earlier this month, police rescued a family lost in a corn maze in Danvers, Mass.  So, there must be something in the water in Massachusetts.  We will find out for sure if anyone gets lost while looking for a Christmas tree to cut down.



  1. This is great! 🙂 Glad it wasn’t me tho!

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