Celebrate Heirloom Apples at Scott Farm:
Heirloom Apple Day, PYO & Educational Workshops
Dummerston, VT—Heirloom Apple Day at Scott Farm on Kipling Road in Dummerston, VT beckons apple lovers of all ages. Come visit the 571-acre historic farm and orchard that border Rudyard Kipling’s former Vermont home, Naulakha, and other historic rental properties owned and renovated by Landmark Trust USA. On Sunday, October 11 at 10 AM, Noon and 2 PM, Scott Farm Orchardist Zeke Goodband entertains guests with the enlightening history of the orchard and its ecologically-grown fruits, accompanied by a free tasting of some of the more than 100 varieties of heirloom apples grown on the property.
Visitors can also pick their own apples in the orchard or select them from multiple apple bins in the Farm Market, along with cider, freshly baked apple pies, fruit jams and jellies and more. In addition to the apple tasting, Whetstone Ciderworks, of Marlboro, VT, will be on hand to offer samples of their handcrafted ciders, as will Rigani Wood-Fired Pizza of Brattleboro, VT, with artisan pizza from their mobile oven.
In keeping with the Farm’s mission to share living history, preserve and perpetuate heirloom apples and small fruits, and educate people about their cultivation and uses, Scott Farm also offers a variety of fall workshops. Hands-on apple pie making workshops with Pastry Chef Laurel Roberts Johnson of The Queen of Tarts are offered on Sat, Sept 19, and Sun, Oct 18, from 10-1; and local cider maker Jason MacArthur of Whetstone Cider Works teaches an introduction to making hard cider on Sun, Oct 4 from 10-12.
For more information, festival and workshop details, please visit ScottFarmVermont.com.
The Scott Farm Market is open daily, 8 AM- 6 PM, through November 24, and You-Pick apples are available September into October.
Established in 1791 when George Washington was serving his first term as President, Scott Farm consists of 571 acres and 23 buildings, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1995 the Vermont non-profit Landmark Trust USA took over the farm. The Trust has since restored many of the buildings, and under the guidance of Orchardist Zeke Goodband, has converted the orchard from conventionally-grown McIntosh to more than 100 ecologically- grown heirloom and uncommon apple varieties. The farm also grows peaches, plums, nectarines, pears, grapes, cherries, quince, medlars and gooseberries. Four fully restored historic vacation rentals, surrounding the farm, are available for short or long term stays throughout the year. Details at LandmarkTrustUSA.org.