Congratulations go to several of our local apple orchards located here in New Hampshire — heirloom apples from Applecrest Farm, Poverty Lane Orchards, and Apple Hill Farm have been selected by Mother Earth News to be featured as part of their holiday display at the State Department! The artisan cider from Farnum Hill Cider of New Hampshire was also part of the selection:
Mother Earth News Spreads the Word about Unique Apples and Artisan Ciders
As part of our effort to decorate the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the State Department in Washington, D.C. for the holidays (See Magazine Holiday Design Showcase), MOTHER EARTH NEWS embraced the theme “An Extravaganza of Apples.” We coordinated with orchards and cideries around the country to showcase America’s most beloved apple varieties and hard ciders.
More than 50 apple varieties will be on display in the historic Adams Reception Room in the State Department’s Harry S. Truman Building during the month of December, and will be seen by hundreds of guests, including foreign leaders and dignitaries, diplomats, senators and congressmen. Besides being delicious and deliciously fragrant, each apple variety brings with it a unique history (learn more below).
Heirloom Apple Donors
Applesource (Chapin, Illinois)
Poverty Lane Orchards (Lebanon, New Hampshire)
Applecrest Farm (Hampton Falls, New Hampshire)
Apple Hill Farm (Concord, New Hampshire)
Prevedelli Farms (Watsonville, California)
Gray Wolf Plantation (New Oxford, Pennsylvania)
Century Farm Orchard (Reidsville, North Carolina)