Sample all kinds of apple treats, from juice to cocktails, and take part in workshops
In its second year, Applefest has become a four-day event, and more events have been added.
The event is being put on Sept. 6-9 by Seasons Pharmacy and Culinaria, Beautiful Field Farm & Fruit Trees and Sudbury Shared Harvest.
Events being hosted by Seasons Pharmacy & Culinaria (815 Lorne St.) include demonstrations of some of the out-of-the-ordinary uses of apples for spectators (Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.).
These will be live streamed on Facebook live on the Seasons Pharmacy and Culinaria Facebook page, or stop in to participate at 815 Lorne St, where there are sure to be samples to try.
Friday evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. there is a ticketed event — apple cocktails, mocktails and sweet & savoury apple inspired finger foods. Capacity is limited to 35 people. The event is being put on in collaboration with Dan Cronin from the Alibi Room.
On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be free apple tasting, juice pressing and apple treats for sale.
Phil Beauchamp from Beautiful Field Farm & Fruit Trees will have a selection of approximately 12 varieties of locally grown hardy apples for sampling and tasting.
Organizers are inviting people to BYOA (Bring Your Own Apples) to Seasons Pharmacy for pressing into juice.
If you have too many apples – including crabapples – and would rather they get picked for donation, you can sign up for the Fruit for All program on Sudbury Shared Harvest’s website.
If you have an unknown hardy apple tree that you’ve purchased locally in the past and are hoping to identify, this would be a great chance to bring in an apple for direct comparison. Beautiful Field Farm & Fruit Trees will have hardy apple trees available for sale from Wednesday to Saturday.
Events being hosted at Delki Dozzi Community Food Forest (3 Mary St.) include two “Ask an Expert about Apples” workshops with Ron Lewis.
One session takes place Friday evening and one Saturday morning. The sessions are free, but people are asked to register for the sessions on the group’s website because space is limited. The group will also provide kids’ activities on Saturday at Seasons.
A full schedule can be found on Sudbury Shared Harvest’s website.