Great Maine Apple Day is an annual event sponsored by MOFGA, and is a very fun way to celebrate all things apple. We attended last year, and brought samples from several apple trees we needed help identifying. Best of all was the opportunity to taste the many varieties of apples particular to our region! For full schedule, please see MOFGA’s website: www.mofga.org.
Great Maine Apple Day
Celebrate the History, Flavor and Tradition of Maine Apples
Sponsored by MOFGA, Fedco, and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Saturday, October 24th, 12 noon – 4 pm Admission: $4, $2 for members of MOFGA & Maine Pomological Society Common Ground Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, Maine
Saturday, October 24th, 12 noon – 4 pm
Admission: $4, $2 for members of MOFGA & Maine Pomological Society
Common Ground Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, Maine
Educational Workshops & Talks * fruit tree pruning * cooking with old time apple recipes * Maine’s rich apple history * wine & cider making * organic tree care *
See & Taste Rare & Heirloom Apples * Bring your own varieties to show and taste *
Identifying your Mystery Variety * Our Dream Team of Maine Apple Identifiers will help you identify your apples *
Vendors * Local and organic apples, apple products, cheeses and other local handmade products *
350 SPECIAL Cider Pressing * 350 Apples from 350 Trees in celebration of our awareness of and commitment to reducing carbon in the atmosphere to 350 ppm. * Please bring one, clean apple from each tree in your yard or neighborhood, you need not be able to identify them! *
Apple Pie Contest * Bring your apple pie to share! Tasting will be at 3:30 pm *
Cooking with Heirloom Apples begins at 12:15 pm * This year’s cooking workshop will again feature several varieties of heirloom Maine apples and “pies” from around the world. Tarte Tartin, Bavarian Apple Torte, Indian Apple Pudding, Apple Pizza, Apple Crumb Pie and Apple Danish.” ** This workshop is FREE for MOFGA members, $5 to the general public. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register.