Annual Fruit Tree Sale, May 6th

IMG_4499Scott Farm will hold its 16th annual Fruit Tree and Perennial Plant Sale on May 6th from 9am – 1pm.  The sale will feature the best quality bare root trees available and potted perennials.  Zeke Goodband, the orchardist at Scott Farm, will answer any plant growing questions and provide sage advice on planting and tree care throughout each day.  For information on the varieties and pricing, look under “The Farm” tab on our home page.  Any questions, give us a call!


Perfect Peach Galette Workshop, August 20, 10 – 1

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PEACH GALETTE
with Pastry Chef Laurel Roberts Johnson
Saturday, August 20, 10am-1pm, ~ $50, Reservations required

Learn from the Queen of Tarts how to prepare and roll out dough for delicious peach galettes using the right recipe and technique. We’ll prepare and bake this rustic free-form tart using Scott Farm Orchard’s fresh peaches.

The $50 price of this workshop includes the tart you bake, another batch of dough, and a take-home tote of peaches.

Laurel Roberts Johnson was the owner of the Queen of Tarts Old-Fashioned Bakery and former pastry chef at the award winning Restaurant du Village, both located in Chester, CT.  She is known for her seasonal pies, simple old fashioned desserts, and unique cookies, She studied Baking and Pastry Arts at the Culinary Institute of America.

This recipe is easily adapted to a variety of seasonal fruits and is the perfect finish to a summer meal.


Introduction to Brewing Beer with fresh hops, Saturday, September 9

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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, using fresh hops, and is designed to assist in learning and evaluating craft beer styles and home brewing.  Some of the topics included are: secrets to making professional tasting homebrew, how malt hops and yeast 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, harvest the hops needed for their beer recipe and learn how they’re grown, harvested and used in beer recipes. The cost is $50.00 per person.