Our Heirloom Apple Gift Box sales are now closed for the 2016 season. We sincerely appreciate your interest in our heirloom apples and hope we will hear from you again next season. Thank you for helping to make this a successful year!
On Sunday, October 2nd, 10 – 12, instructor Jason MacArthur will host an introductory class on how to make hard cider. Reservations are required and the cost is $40. This class will cover what equipment you will need, what you need to know about cider and the steps that lie between fresh juice and a bottle of your own homemade elixir.
Heirloom Apple Day, Sunday, October 9th, is the one day each harvest season when we introduce the flavors, textures, and history of heirloom apples to our guests. Ezekiel Goodband, the Scott Farm Orchardist, will offer lectures at 10 a.m., 12 noon and 2 p.m. inside the event room, where seating is available. Zeke will offer free samples while telling stories about his favorite in-season varieties. Freshly pressed that morning, our heirloom apple cider is blended with a variety of rare apples and will be available in recyclable half gallon and quart glass jars. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Scott Farm Market has a wide selection of rare apples to choose from, frozen pies ready for baking, Vermont cheeses, and other locally made products. Enjoy oven-fired pizza topped with heirloom apples and local cheeses, while relaxing at our picnic tables overlooking the Farm’s scenic ponds and mini-covered bridge. Whetstone Ciderworks will have hard cider samplings and bottles for sale. Cider maker Jason MacArthur uses many of Scott Farm’s heirloom cider apples in their quality hard cider.
Held in the kitchen at the scenic Scott Farm, our pie-making workshops are offered to novice and expert pie-makers alike. Our resident pastry expert teaches the art of preparing the pie dough, the handling and shaping of the crust, preparation and seasoning of the apples. These weekend events are offered during the harvest season which runs from late August through the middle of November. The first workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 15th, , 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., and the Holiday Pie Baking workshop is scheduled for Saturday, November 12th 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Each workshop costs $40, and you will walk away with the pie you made and a Scott Farm tote that will include heirloom apples, pears & quince for more baking practice at home.
The Scott Farm and Master Brewer Thomas Coleman are pleased to host an introductory class on home brewing from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The class will cover the steps necessary to make your own delicious extract/partial mash beer at home and is designed to assist in learning and evaluating craft beer styles and home brewing. Some of the topics included, secrets to making professional tasting homebrew, how malt hops, and east affect beer flavor, basic equipment, and how to properly sanitize, use & store equipment. Thomas will address questions about beer you have made in the past that came out good, bad or somewhere in between and discuss what might have gone right or wrong. Participants will also visit a hop yard and see how they’re grown, harvested and used in beer recipes. The cost is $50.00 per person.
The Scott Farm and Vermont Fresh Network will co-host our 8th annual harvest dinner at the farm’s apple barn on Saturday, October 29th at 6pm. The 5 course meal will showcase our delicious heirloom apples along with many other local foods. Chef Tristan Toleno of Entera Catering will prepare the meal. Dinner is $45.00 per person. This year the drinks will be BYOB. Make your reservations early, reservations are required, – it sells out fast!