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It’s our biggest event of the year! Every Year, the Scott Farm welcomes visitors of all ages, from near and far, for Heirloom Apple Day-a one-day celebration of apples of all shapes, colors, tastes and their histories!
Tastings and talks at 11am and 1:30pm
Featuring two well beloved apple lovers and social media stars:
- Sean Turley is a lifelong fruit enthusiast and an amateur apple picker and sleuth. Every Fall, Sean dedicated himself to locating and devouring as many of Maine’s heritage and wild apple varietals as possible. Sean posts his finds on Instagram @therighteousrusset.
- Additional presenter: Laura Siegel from the Maine Heritage Orchard At MOFGA’s Unity headquarters. Now, more than 300 types of heirloom apples and pears from around the state grow there.
- Elizabeth Garofalo of UMass and more recently at Red Tomato will be giving a talk on climate change on orchards.
Guests will also learn about the enlightening history of Scott Farm orchard and some of its 130 varieties of ecologically grown fruits. There will be apple tastings after each talk. After the talk and tasting, guests can fill totes with the heirlooms they like best, to purchase and take home, along with freshly pressed heirloom cider.
In the event room, we will display our traditional table displaying our collection of heirloom apples.
Our Farm Market and Pippin’s Café will be open to the public starting at 10am and until 6pm.
Food trucks (Jamaican Jewel’s and Jaci’s BBQ Joint) and lots of farm baked goodies. Food vendors will be cooking so that guests can enjoy lunch at picnic table overlooking the Farm’s scenic mill pond, barns, and stone walls.
Vendors and non-profits: Red Tomato, Food Connects, Side Hill Farm, The Landmark Trust USA.
New kids’ activities this year include pumpkin painting, corn hole, ladders, Jenga, and more!