A Talk with John Bunker: Modern Apples

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/9/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Halcyon Grange Hall


Why is every modern apple juicy and crisp? Why do they all have names that sound like breakfast cereals? Why does most cider taste like soda pop? Why can’t you find a decent pie apple in the grocery store? Are all the sauce apples and baking apples gone forever? These and other questions will be answered by Maine apple historian, John Bunker. Learn about Maine’s apple history and what the future holds for this versitile fruit.

John Bunker has been farming in Maine for the past 40 years. Describing himself as a “fruit explorer,” Bunker tracks down rare and unusual fruit varieties to save and reintroduce in Maine. In 1984 he started FEDCO Trees and has served as president of the board at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, where he continues to serve as a board member and is the founder of MOFGA’s Maine Heritage Orchard located next to the Common Ground Fairground in Unity.

This free event is co-sponsored by the Blue Hill Co-op and the Halcyon Grange.

Refreshments will be served.

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