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3rd annual Huntsville Apple Picking Festival
August 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Town of Huntsville invites you to the third annual Apple Picking Festival, a community apple harvest taking place on Thursday, August 25 from 10am to 3pm at Orchard Park.
The Apple Picking Festival is an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate nature’s bounty and to say thank you to the volunteers who take care of the orchard.
“We are grateful to Huntsville-area residents for the care they take to maintain this public apple orchard,” said Colleen MacDonald, manager of Parks & Cemeteries for the Town of Huntsville. “Apples are nutritious, delicious, environmentally sustainable, and very, very versatile.”
Apples can be eaten right off the tree. They can be stored for months. They can be baked, dried, made into sauce, jam, butter, chutney and more. They can also be shared with friends and family or may be accepted as a donation to local food banks. Please contact your local food bank directly to make arrangements.
Show the kids where apples really come from. Come spend some quality time picking apples together at this free community event. *Don’t forget to bring a basket for each participant.
This event will take place rain or shine. We look forward to seeing you there!
(See photos from last year’s festival on Doppler here.)
Apple Harvest resources:
Healthy Living Page on Town of Huntsville website.
Harvesting & Handling Apples Tipsheet, from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs
Harvesting and Storing Apples Tipsheet, from Gardening Know-How