Upcoming OFGA Events
Last update: June 2, 2023
July 12, 2023, 10 am-3 pm. Field day at The Cider Farm: Organic Management of Fire Blight and Cider Apple Production. Tour Deirdre Birmingham's 18 acre high-density organic apple orchard of cider varieties and hear from UW Fruit Crop Pathologist Leslie Holland about organic management of fire blight. Click here a for full agenda and to register.
September 7, 2023, 9:30 am-3:30 pm. Field day at Little Hill Berry Farm and Keepsake Cidery, Northfield MN. Aaron Wills will lead the tour at Little Hill Berry Farm, focusing on organic production of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, as well as u-pick marketing and high tunnel berry culture. We will then move over to Keepsake Cidery. After lunch there, hosts Nate Watters and Tracy Jonkman will discuss successes and learning experiences in their organic production of both cider and eating apples and in making and marketing hard cider. Stay after the farm tour to socialize, talk organic fruit, and sample Keepsake's ciders. More info and registration coming soon!
We know that you can't possibly make it to all events that could provide new information, teach you new skills, or prove valuable otherwise in your fruit-growing journey. That's why we have collected event recaps, impressions of other growers, some of the presented information. Check these out, and be inspired to join us next time!