Monmouth, ME— Sept. 14, 2014 — The Maine State Pomological Society announced that the 11th annual Maine Apple Sunday will be Sept. 14, 2014, with over 20 participating orchards around the state. Maine Apple Sunday starts the peak of the apple harvest when summer apples are still available but the main crop is ready for its first pick. Apple orchards from Sanford to Caribou will celebrate by offering special activities and free samples of apple products. To find a participating orchard near you, visit www.maineapples.org.
“Get out of the house and into an orchard or farm stand on Maine Apple Sunday! The local food movement began with U-pick apples back in the 1970’s, and orchardists have done nothing but improve the experience over the decades. Visit often and sample lots of varieties as they ripen. You may find a new favorite!” said Ellen McAdam, apple grower, McDougal’s Orchard.
Founded in 1873, The Maine State Pomological Society is the state’s leading organization for apple growers. The Society supports apple growing and all aspects of the Maine apple industry. The Society supports research for apple pests and diseases and works with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to disseminate the results.
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