Thursday, September 26, 2013; 7 p.m.
Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine
Contact: Larissa Vigue Picard; 207-774-1822
Maine Historical Society hosts a seasonally timely, informative, and delicious program about Maine’s heirloom apple varieties with pomologist John Bunker, of Fedco Trees in Clinton. John will talk about the history of Maine apples and orchards, as well as the value and challenge of bringing back and cultivating rare heirlooms. You’ll also hear about Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association’s (MOFGA) 10-acre Maine Heritage Orchard in Unity, which Bunker himself established, and which houses the only collection of apple varieties originating in Maine, and how you can get involved in the project. If you have apples to identify, bring them along. An apple tasting of rare Maine varieties will follow the talk.