WEEKEND: Orchard society to highlight pears, apples at fall fruit show in Sequim

Peninsula Daily News

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.

The show’s organizers aim “to educate and inspire people to grow and enjoy tasty apples and pears,” especially those grown locally. Fruit tasting and shopping are also part of the event, and grafted trees suitable for this area will be for sale.

Admission is a suggested donation of $2 per person or $5 per family.

Pear expert

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

The Olympic Orchard Society, founded by Sequim residents Erik and Del Simpson, hosts the show and offers information about planting, care and enjoyment of fruit trees.

For information about society, 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 07. 2013 4:47PM
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