Blog Archive for September 2015

30 September, 2015 - by The Vermont Fresh Network

Sunrise Orchard's Apple Pie

Category: Recipes


Chris Hodges learned to make her famous pie from her mother who, she believes, found her recipe in Woman's Day magazine many years ago, but what make the pie so special is the fresh apples from the orchard where Chris and her husband Barney live with their family. Chris and Barney took over the Sunrise Orchard in Cornwall ten years ago, but Barney had lived there his whole life-it was his parents who planted the trees in the 1970's.
What's exciting right now?
The excitement is all ours! Chris has offered up her apple pie recipe to share with all of us!

Chris bakes her pies with her children-they like to taste the cinnamon sugared apples and the trimmings from the crust as she cooks. Her apple secret? "I use about 9 medium-sized apples, and I always combine varieties if I can. When we are out of Paula Reds, I use McIntosh and Cortland together. You can use many kinds of apples for pie, I think combining a tart variety with a sweet one works well." For Chris' full recipe, click here, but you can also buy an original "Sunrise Apple Pie" at the Middlebury Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings through October.

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Pumpkin season is always a special time of the year at Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center in East Thetford, VT. The 13th Annual Pumpkin Festival, held on Columbus Day weekend at the height of fall foliage, takes place Sunday, October 11, 2015, from 10am-3pm. This popular, rain or shine harvest festival, attracting more than 1,500 visitors each year, offers pumpkin picking, horse-drawn wagon rides, engaging children’s activities, cider pressing, visiting owls, live music from local bands, and plenty of good eats!

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Heirloom Apple Day at Scott Farm on Kipling Road in Dummerston, VT beckons apple lovers of all ages. Come visit the 571-acre historic farm and orchard that border Rudyard Kipling’s former Vermont home, Naulakha, and other historic rental properties owned and renovated by Landmark Trust USA.  On Sunday, October 11 at 10 AM, Noon and 2 PM, Scott Farm Orchardist Zeke Goodband entertains guests with the enlightening history of the orchard and its ecologically-grown fruits, accompanied by a free tasting of some of the more than 100 varieties of heirloom apples grown on the property.

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