Hard Cider Tasting at Parka in Minneapolis

Cider Tasting at Parka from 10:00-2:00 on Saturday, August 23

Photos from July’s Farm Tour

The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota’s Festival of Farms tour was on Saturday, July 12 and one of the folks visiting, Mary Ellen Frame, took some great photos. If you weren’t able to make it, take the tour via her photos:

First, we headed out to the orchard where Mike talked about some of our pest management strategies.

Photo of Mike talking to the tour group in the orchard

Mike, talking about the orchard. Photo by Mary Ellen Frame.

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Festival of Farms on July 12

The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota sponsors its Festival of Farms tour this Saturday, July 12. This year’s tour will leave from Just Food Co-op in Northfield at 9 am, visit Waxwing Farm for an hour, and then come to the orchard for tours and hard cider samples.

If you want to ride the bus from the co-op, register at Eventbrite; or, you can come here directly at about 10:00 am.

Photo of Cortland applet

Cortland applet

What can you expect to see? Lots of little golf ball-sized apples, the newly planted section of the orchard, and the expanded cidery. Mike also hopes to demonstrate our flail chopper out in the orchard and, of course, we’ll pour some hard cider samples: Scrumpy Original, Scrumpy Sweet, Roundabout #3 (cherry rhubarb), and Northern Spy. No cider for the kids, but Fletcher promises to occupy them while you’re busy tasting.