The UMass Cold Spring Orchard Research and Education Center is the site of research into better ways to grow fruit in Massachusetts, including testing new varieties, evaluation of techniques, and development of environmentally friendly approaches. It grows 100 varieties of apples, peaches, nectarines, pears, grapes, and blueberries. It is used in undergraduate and graduate education as well as extension education for commercial growers. It offers a seasonal farm store. Managed by the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment with the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.