Introduction to Brewing Beer with Fresh Hops – Sat, Sept 9 or Sun, Sept 24, 10-2

fresh hopsMaster Brewer Thomas Coleman, the former owner of Black River Brewing Co, will give an introductory class on home brewing. The class will be offered twice- on Sept 9 and again on Sept 24, from 10am-2 pm – and covers 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 and 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 Scott Farm’s 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 per person.

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Hard Cider Tastings, Sun, Sept 17 & 24; Sat, Sept 23 & 30; 12-4

Whetstone Ciderworks Tastings at Scott FarmWhetstone Ciderworks of Marlboro, VT will pour samples, answer questions, and sell their delicious, dry, food-friendly artisanal hard ciders–showcasing heirloom and traditional European cider apples, mostly grown at Scott Farm. They’ll also be offering tastings at the farm on Sundays Oct 1, 8, 15 and Saturdays, Oct 7 & 14.


The Festival of Kingston Black: Hard Cider Event- Sun, Sept 24, 12-4 pm

Kingston Black heirloom applesA rare opportunity to meet five cider makers from four states and to sample their hard ciders made with Kingston Black heirloom apples! Come to Scott Farm’s Apple Barn to talk with Scott Farm’s orchardist and the cider makers, learn about “bitter” cider apple varieties, and sample hard ciders paired with local cheeses and charcuterie. Meet Ben Watson, author of Cider Hard and Sweet, at the book signing. The festival features Eden Specialty Ciders, Newport VT; Farnum Hill Ciders, Lebanon NH; Slyboro Ciderhouse, Granville NY; Stormalong Ciders, Sherborn MA; and Whetstone Ciderworks, Marlboro VT. The event is co-hosted by Scott Farm and Eden Specialty Ciders. $10 per person aged 21+, includes a commemorative tasting glass.

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Orchard Stroll, Sun, Sept 24, 10am

Scott Farm orchard strollJoin Orchardist Zeke Goodband to learn about the history of our heirloom fruits. We’ll discuss orchard ecology, how grafting was used to create the orchard, scout for pests and discuss how we manage them. No charge. 


Hard Cider Tastings, Sun, Oct 1, 8 &15; Sat, Oct 7 & 14; 12-4

Whetstone Ciderworks Tastings at Scott FarmWhetstone Ciderworks of Marlboro, VT will pour samples, answer questions, and sell their delicious, dry, food-friendly artisanal hard ciders–showcasing heirloom and traditional European cider apples, mostly grown at Scott Farm. 


Orchard Strolls, Sun, Oct 1, 10am

Scott Farm orchard strollJoin Orchardist Zeke Goodband to learn about the history of our heirloom fruits. We’ll discuss orchard ecology, how grafting was used to create the orchard, scout for pests and discuss how we manage them. No charge. 


Introduction to Making Hard Cider – Sunday, Oct 1, 10-12

Cider Making Workshop at Scott Farm OrchardJason MacArthur of Whetstone Ciderworks in Marlboro, VT, will give an introductory class on how to make hard cider. This class covers apple varieties, techniques, equipment, yeast strains, fermentation, bottling and racking and the steps that lie between fresh juice and a bottle of your own delicious homemade elixir. Basic cider equipment and fresh cider for fermenting will be available for sale. The cost of the class is $50 per person.

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15th Annual Heirloom Apple Day- Sun, Oct 8, 9-5

Heirloom Apple Day at Scott Farm Heirloom Apple Day 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 heirloom apples to choose from, frozen pies ready for baking, Vermont cheeses, and other locally made products. Oven-fired pizza topped with heirloom apples and local cheeses  prepared by Rigani Wood-fired Pizza, will be available to enjoy 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. The event is free and open to all.


Heirloom Apple Pies -Sat, Oct 21, 10-1

ApplePiesTackle “pie dough anxiety” with the Queen of Tarts, Pastry Chef Laurel Roberts Johnson! From 10am-1pm, learn to make flaky pie dough and bake an apple pie with our heirlooms. Take home your pie, dough, and a tote for of heirloom baking apples.  The cost of the workshop is $50 and registration is required.

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On-the-Farm Apple Harvest Dinner- Sat, Oct 28, 6 pm

heirloom apple dinner at Scott Farm OrchardThe Scott Farm and Vermont Fresh Network will co-host our 10th annual harvest dinner at the farm’s apple barn. The 5-course meal showcases our delicious heirloom apples and cider and other local foods prepared by Chef Tristan Toleno of Entera Catering in Brattleboro.  BYOB.  Dinner is $50. per person.  Make your reservations early, the dinner sells out fast!

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