Our Sample the Apple and Pear Harvest Day will have a somewhat new format this year. There will be cider and apple variety tasting going on starting at 10:45 am so that you can get a taste of varieties and learn where your favorites are in the Fruit Garden before the picking begins. We will have a period for picking fruit before the educational talks begin, allowing each person to get some of their favorite fruit varieties, and then we will have three educational talks in succession: Our Antique Apple Collection, Kiwi growing and our new kiwi trellis, and Figs and Medlars. Picking will continue for those who do not wish to attend the educational sessions.
Please note: We will be handing out bags for people to put fruit in. Do not bring your own bags. No buckets, carts, wagons or wheelbarrows will be allowed. If you are handicapped and need help carrying bags let us know and we will help you.
Sample the Apple & Pear Harvest Schedule
am Registration begins
am – noon Apple and Cider sampling
am Opening talk at Cider table
am Picking begins
– 1:30 pm Educational talks
pm End of event
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Saturday volunteer/educational opportunities coming! Those of you who work during the week will soon have an opportunity to volunteer and learn in the Fruit Garden on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Mike McWilliams will be leading the volunteers. For more information and to sign up click here.
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Come to the Fruit Garden at 16650 WA-536, Mt Vernon, WA 98273 at 9 am tomorrow (Thursday) to volunteer. Go through the Discovery Garden to get to the Fruit Garden and go to the sheds on the south end of the Fruit Garden at 9 am. Ask for Tom, the Garden Manager. They will be working on spring pruning. No experience is required.
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Join us at our annual Winter Field Day on Saturday, March 2, 2019! We’ll have a special emphasis on soil for growing fruit this year plus rootstock and scion wood sales, workshops on pruning and grafting, and Fruit Garden demonstrations on pruning. We hope to see you there!
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The Apple and Pear Sample the Harvest Event on October 13th is a great chance to try out the later apples and pears. The event will begin with educational talks and demonstrations about pruning and cider. There will be apples and pears for everyone to take home.
Sampling will take place in the WWFRF Fruit Garden at 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA. The Fruit Garden is west of the Discovery Gardens. Parking is at the north end of the Fruit Garden.
Registration begins at 10:30 am. Event begins at 11:00 am.
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At the the Winter Field Day on March 3, 2018 we will have an emphasis on nuts and unusual fruit such as Persimmon, Medlar, Cornelian cherry, Fig, Mulberry. English walnut, Chestnut and Sea Buckthorn, in addition to the usual pruning and pest classes.
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