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.


CSA Fruit Shares- Full & Half Shares Available

IMG_8046Scott Farm Orchard is offering CSA fruit shares for 9 weeks starting the first full week in September. The season opens with half or quarter peck bags of our freshest picked traditional farm stand apples combined with an assortment of our heirloom varieties. As the season progresses, we’ll add peaches, plums and pears to the apple mix. Participants will get weekly emails with the selections of the week, the history and best use, plus some recipes and musings as well. The cost will be $68. for the season. For the first time, we will also be offering half shares. This will come in a ¼ peck bag and cost $35. for the season.

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Introduction to Making Hard Cider, October 1st

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Sunday, October 1st, 10 – 12. Instructor Jason MacArthur will host an introductory class on how to make hard cider. Reservations are required and the cost is $50. 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, October 8th

apple slices Heirloom Apple Day, Sunday, October 8th, 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.


Heirloom Apple Pie Workshop, TBA

ApplePiesHeld 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.


On the Farm Dinner, October 28th

The Scott Farm and Vermont Fresh Network will co-host our 9th annual harvest dinner at the farm’s apple barn on Saturday, October 28th 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 $50.00 per person.  This year the drinks will be BYOB. Make your reservations early, reservations are required, – it sells out fast!


Holiday Harvest Pie Workshop, TBA

ApplePiesHeld 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. This workshop is scheduled for Saturday, November 12th, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The workshop costs $50, and you will walk away with the pie you made and a Scott Farm tote that will include heirloom apples, pears and quince for more baking practice at home.