We had a wonderful apple picking and cider making event on Sept 27th. At 10:30 a.m. approximately 50 Girl Scouts along with leaders and parents gathered for a special Girl Scout event. The girls enjoyed learning about the orchard, picking apples and seeing how cider was made. For one troop, this was their first outing together as Girl Scouts. For other girls, it was the first time they had climbed a ladder or picked an apple.
Our event opened to the public at noon, as many members of the public joined us for some old fashioned fun. The weather cooperated, and it was a beautiful day to be outside enjoying the orchard. We sold herbs and vegetables from the p-patch, pickles, and Jamie sold her yummy pastries. Much of the money collected went to the hungry.
Some interesting statistics:
$350 collected from sale of garden and pastry goodies for backpack meals
6 boxes of food collected for backpack meals
100 lbs collected for hopelink
150- 200 people attended including nearly 50 Girl Scouts