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Morrison Hill Apple Orchard Tour 2, October
with Christ & Jodi Hollingsworth
Come enjoy a tour of a beautiful apple orchard nestled in the Western Foothills of Farmington, Maine. We will take you on an informational tour of our 15+ apple varieties and share with you what it takes to cultivate and care for apples in a successful apple orchard. During the tour, we will stop and talk about our apple cider production and how we produce cider "just like your grandfather used to". Afterward, you can sample our 8 varieties of hard cider that we produce (If you are over 21 of course).
October 9, 1pm - 2 pm
A Central meeting place will be determined.
Morrison Hill Apple Orchard has been growing apples since 1944. The Simpson/Hollingsworth family, now in our 3rd generation of apple growers, has been running the orchard since 1986. We began producing fresh cider in 2019 and hard cider in 2020. Jodi (Simpson) Hollingsworth and Chris Hollingsworth have been running the orchard since 2018. Chris & Jodi have worked to build the orchard into a sustainable business, which is not always an easy venture when it comes to farming.
Out and About in Maine
with Barb Toner
As most of us know, Western Maine has a lot to offer outdoor enthusiasts in all four seasons. This Gold LEAF opportunity joins paddling trips, light hikes, walks and snowshoes into one package geared to take advantage of local resources and seasonal conditions. For this term, we will focus on beginner/moderate trails to walk, hike, or snowshoe in Western Maine. Participants should have comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots, ice cleats, and snowshoes. A trekking pole or pole is recommended but not necessary. We will be keeping a close eye on the weather before each event and keep participants posted about changes and “Plane-B’s” Our goal is to be safe, have fun, and get outside!
10 a.m., locations to be determined.
Barb Toner, with the help of outdoor adventurers Sarah Carlson, Sam Horine, and Ray Stillman, has been organizing the Out and About Group for Gold LEAF for a little while. She enjoys exploring Western Maine and sharing it with others.