Apple and Wisdom Day in Fig Fields

LeoMestor – “Apple and Wisdom Day” officially announces the 2021 New England Apple Harvest, with this first “Travel Museum” daily celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 4, at Sholan Farms, 1125 Happy St.

The event is part of an environmental survey for the New England Apple and Cider Museum sponsored by the New England Apple Association, which showcases locally grown apples and cherries throughout the year and their rich history of apples and gardens grown in New England. .

Lots of fresh cider and pre-season apples, presentations on cider and early varieties, ancient CD printing displays, paintings of plein-air artists in the garden, children’s handicrafts workshop, live music and food.

“I am delighted that Cholan Farms has been selected to host this opening event,” said Joan Dinardo, president of the Board of Directors of the Sholan Farms. This is the People’s Garden in the heart of Massachusetts and we look forward to showing you a special place in Apple’s history.

Dinardo is proud of the history of fig trees for many reasons, but the fact that there are some ancient apple trees is something you like to talk about.

“The oldest apple trees in the world — the standard macaroni – were planted 100 years ago,” says Dinardo. I am pleased that Gob visitors have learned the history of our fruit and have found many other planned activities at this event.

Russell Paul, executive director of the New England Apple Association, also enjoyed the launch and spoke about apple varieties and answered questions related to apples.

Paul, author of “American Apple, New England Apples,” said: “We are thrilled to have the museum’s idea on fig trees.” “The proposed museum will mark New England’s special place in the history of apples and connect families with Apple’s gardens and the region’s growing new Sidama industry. It is fitting that John Chapman’s (Johnny Appliced) birthplace is in Lomminster.

Mark Richardson, a horticulturist at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boiston, talks about Heritage Apples and an extensive conservation park with more than 100 pre-1900 apple varieties.

Paul Correni, author of “The Art of Crawling,” talks about cider history in New England, and with artist Jan Ruby, who leads a children’s art workshop. A lifelong art teacher, she now teaches at the Arkadia Wildlife Sanctuary in East Hampton.

During the day, visitors will be able to meet and see the plein air artists as they visit the orchard.

The Sholan Farm is a historic 167-acre farm owned by the city of Leominster and owned by friends of the Sholan Farm.

“It is a non-profit organization run by a group of friends and a group of volunteers,” said Dinardo. Figs are good for heartbeat.

Friends are looking for more volunteers for the event, parking, information, chariot drivers and narrators, Dinardo said.

He added: “We are very pleased that Luca’s food truck is serving great American food.” We still accept other food trucks, including ice cream trucks. We also search for acoustic music throughout the day, including jazz, soft rock, classical music and symphony. We are looking for soloists and groups. ”

Boasting on all the splendor that New England can offer, fig trees are known for their hiking and bird watching, cross-country skiing and hiking. During the election, visitors will find a simple park full of honey, tea, fruits, jams and jellies, gift baskets and apple puree.

The Apple U-Pick and Harvest season has begun and runs through October and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The 2021 apple crop looks amazing,” said Dinardo. We present 37 varieties of apples that grow at different times during the harvest season. The original McIntosh and Cortlands are available for u-pick from early September. The farm is also stocked with ginger, zest and paula red apples. We have honeymooners and macaws in September with many more species.

According to Dinardo, the orchard still needs volunteers to help with the harvest and the end of the harvest season.

Over the next two years, the museum will host special events celebrating the history and future of New England apples and cherries on orchards around New England. The proposed travel museum is a non-profit New England Apple Association project. It will be the first of its kind in the country.

“We are thrilled to host this historic event, and we look forward to seeing more of this year’s variety in our beautiful garden,” said Dinardo.

Admission is free and open to the public. Updates will be posted at and you can visit or view the Facebook page. You can call 978-840-FARM for more information.

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