News from Way Fruit Farm

From Way Fruit Farm in Port Matilda:

We’ve planned a few events to help us enjoy the end of Winter and prepare yourself & your home, inside & out, for Spring.

Feb. 25 – This weekend, Saturday, February 25 from 9:30am – 2pm, we will be hosting a book signing by local children’s author Marilyn McPheron.  She will have lots of her new books, “Oh No! More Snow,” for purchase as well as an activity for the kids and a great display of the “How To’s” for the linocut illustrations in her book.  We encourage you to come on out and enjoy breakfast or lunch in our cafe and then meet and support a local resident author too!

Don’t forget February at the farm is “Berry Month” and we’re featuring lots of delicious goodies in our farm store as well as fresh-baked goods in our Way Cafe & bakery.  Breakfast specials every Saturday will have you saying, “Mmmm, berry good!”  Coming in March: “Warm up the Winter” month featuring samples of lots of spicy, local goods and gourmet coffee in our farm store and spicy omelette specials and soups in our Cafe on Saturdays.  Hungry?  We hope to serve you soon!

March 31 – Do you have tall, old apple trees on your property, or young, little apple trees that you’ve decided to plant in the backyard?  Would you like to know more about trimming & caring for them?  Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 31st at 10:30am for our FREE 3rd annual Apple Tree Trimming Demonstration Day.  We will meet in the lobby of our farm store and then we’ll take you out into our orchard and let you look at our current trimming practices, do a Q&A session and then let you trim a row of our trees for practice.  Please bring any hand trimmers you have, as we did not have enough extra pairs to share with everyone who attended the demo last year.  Also, please dress for the weather and some mud, as we will be outdoors a majority of the time.  Everyone at every skill level is welcome, as we can answer just about any level of question about a lot of different varieties of apples & trimming practices.

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