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Apple and Pear Harvest Field Day in Mount Vernon Oct. 12

Oct 4th, 2013 | Category: News

MOUNT VERNON – The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation (WWFRF) presents its Apple and Pear Harvest on Saturday, Oct. 12. Hosted in cooperation with Washington State University Northwest Washington Research and Extension Center (WSU-NWREC) and open to the public, this year’s event features talks about cider (non-alcoholic), apple diseases, and orchard pest management. Cider tasting, and sampling of heirloom apples such as Ashmead’s Kernel and Blue Pearmain will be followed by an open orchard event for participants to find and pick favorite apples and pears. The WWFRF Fruit Display Garden contains one of the largest and most varied collections of older apple trees in western Washington. Free to members of WWFRF, and non-members are $15 each or $30 per family. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WSU-NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, in Mount Vernon. For more information, visit www.nwfruit.org.

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