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Orchard Hopping

Written by Melissa Pasanen on . Posted in Taste of the Landscape

It’s apple season in Vermont! Celebrate the apple harvest with these upcoming events.

  • Shelburne Orchards honors the pollinating bees on Sunday, Sept. 13, with their second annual “Bee Here Now” event. Lectures, an observation hive on-site, art activities and a bee costume parade contest. Naturally, you can also pick the crunchy, sweet results of the bees’ hard work.
  • Burtt’s Apple Orchard in Cabot was started after Greg Burtt, now 30, wrote an orchard business plan in high school. Throughout fall, they fry up fresh cider doughnuts, press sweet cider and offer pick-your-own varieties, including prized heirlooms like St. Edmund’s Russet and Cox’s Orange Pippin.
  • For even more heirlooms, head to Scott Farm in Dummerston on Sunday, Oct. 11, for their annual Heirloom Apple Day where they offer wood-fired pizza, a hard cider tasting from Whetstone CiderWorks of Marlboro and the chance to sample some of their 90-plus apple varieties.
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