I guess we never really explained the reason for wanting to adopt out apple trees….
Many of the older generation farmers grew up growing their crops and selling them to a main distributor. The distributor is exactly what you would expect- they decided how much they paid you and they decide where it was going. This is not a system that we voluntarily want to be a part of- so here’s where we stand: we have a market for “fresh eating apples” that uses up about 1/4 of what we produce. We process as much of them as we can, turning them into apple cider, apple pies, vinegar, etc, but there are so many of them!!
We want our apples to stay local, not end up in a bin “somewhere in the Maritimes.” We want our customers to talk to us about how their braised pork and apples turned out, ask about the crunchiest apple right now, which is best for pies or to reminisce about the apples they used to pick when they were a child… So. Our apples, right now, are considered to have no home. Hence our “Help a Homeless Apple” campaign: adopt an apple tree.
We have come up with a few different adoption plans, both are available in payment plans- just ask:
1- You adopt the tree and pick it yourself
$80 until June 16, then $100
2- You adopt a tree, we pick it and bring a bag of apples a week for you at market. We’ll guarantee 40 weeks of apples, so the price tag is a little heftier. This will go on a voucher system- you don’t have to stick with one variety of apples, you can choose week to week. This is more of an apple CSA idea…