Orchard Society slates fruit sale in Sequim on Saturday

By Peninsula Daily News staff

SEQUIM — The Olympic Orchard Society will present its fall fruit show at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Organizers said the show is “to educate and inspire people to grow and enjoy tasty apples and pears.”

The fall fruit show will allow attendees to view hundreds of apples and pears, and taste and purchase some apples grown in the area.

Suggested donation is $2 per person or $5 per family.

Joseph Postman of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Pear Repository in Corvallis, Ore., will serve as featured speaker.

Grafted trees, suitable for growing in the area, will be for sale.

Planting and care instructions will be given in addition to how best use of the fruit.

The Olympic Orchard Society was founded in 2003. Its mission is “to bring together people to promote the science, cultivation and pleasure growing fruit-bearing trees, shrubs, vines and berry plants in home landscapes, and to provide the public with the knowledge and ability to cultivate their own fruit-bearing trees.”

Membership dues cost $20 per year.

For information, contact Marilyn Couture at 360-681-3036 or couture222@msn.com, or Erik Simpson at 360-683-6684 or orchards@olypen.com.

Last modified: November 06. 2013 9:59PM
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