First Press of Cider
Our cider is fresh pressed every Friday right on the farm. It’s a sight to behold. Made with NO preservatives or pasteurization. People come for miles to get our fresh cider. Make sure you come early as we tend to run out quickly! We will press on three Friday afternoons this year: Oct. 12, 19 and 26.
*Please remember, unpasteurized cider can be a health hazard to infants and to the elderly.
Annual Hope Orchards Fall Festival
Sunday, October 7th, 2018 ~ 9:00am – 5:00pm
Come enjoy live music, great food, woolens, fiber arts and crafts, children’s activities and more! See Baloo Baleerie, Barber’s Bunnies, Hope Library, Hope Spinnery, Maine’s Natural Inspiration, Northern Solstice Alpacas, Partners for Enrichment Food Wagon, Sam’s Face Painting and Wandering Goat. Rosey Geary and the Route 17 Ramblers will play from noon until 2:00pm.
Punch Needle Rug-hooking Workshop with Holly Berry
Sunday, October 14, 2018 ~ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
$95 includes all materials and delicious home-cooked lunch!
Limited to 10 participants
Spend the day making a punch needle project for your home or gift giving! Learn how to use a punch needle with colorful wool rug yarn to create many types of projects and heirlooms. This method of rug hooking, also known as the “New England Style” has been around for about 150 years. Following a pattern drawn on backing material (monks cloth), yarn is threaded through a punch needle, then poked through the backing. Loops of yarn formed on the front create the design. The end result is similar to traditional rug hooking. Holly will share samples of her work and that of others as an introduction. She has many patterns to choose from to make an 8 x 8 wallhanging, mat or pillow top, or help you create your own design.
Holly Berry Biography
Holly Berry in an illustrator and block printmaker living in Waldoboro. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design she was awarded an Individual Artists Fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission for Printmaking. Her work was recently part of the 2017 Maine-Aomori Japan Print Exchange and has been included in exhibits nation wide. Along side making block prints, Holly illustrates children’s picture books and enjoys making punch-needle rugs. www.hollyberrydesign.com
Friday, October 19th – Sunday, October 21st
Friday: Start the variety weekend Friday evening by sampling over 20 varieties of Maine grown apples and pears with pie by the slice from 6:00pm – 7:00pm followed by a Story Slam at 7:00pm. The Story Slam is a shared event with Sweet Tree Arts and Hope Orchards. Each storyteller tells their story around the theme of ‘How I got here’. These are personal stories that are told and not read. Stories may contain adult content. Story Slam tickets are $15.00 (shipping additional). Tickets will be available at Sweet Tree Arts, at the Orchard during the season.
Saturday: All varieties available for tasting, pairing and purchase all day until 5:00pm. Maine Street Meats will join us from 11am – 4pm for variety pairings. Pie by the slice available.
Sunday: All varieties available for tasting, pairing and purchase all day until 5:00pm. Appleton Creamery will join us from 11:00am until 4:00pm for delicious cheese pairings. Oshima Brothers live concert from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Tickets available at The door. Pie by the slice available.
Our pie by the slice is baked and provided by Washington General Store. We offer State of Maine Cheese’s Katahdin Cheddar to compliment your pie slice, or for purchase.
Final Press – The BIG Squeeze
Friday, October 26th (tentative date)
Our last and largest cider press. Cider freezes very well and we take orders in October for large quantities from this batch. Get on the list so you can enjoy hot cider all winter!