Apple Harvesting Time at Kurn Hattin
September 24, 2019
Every September and October, Science teacher Tom Fontaine takes his students to pick apples from trees that were planted in the 90’s by several of his classes with Real Bazin, Kurn Hattin’s Farm Manager.
Kurn Hattin has an orchard of 80 trees with 10-15 varieties of apples. After apple picking, the children work with Connor Fitzgerald, Assistant Farm Manager, and make cider. Apples at Kurn Hattin are also used for meals, snacks, cooking, baking and best of all taste testing. This is a wonderful tradition which offers students a hands-on learning opportunity and “the students gain a small understanding of one of Vermont’s best kept secrets, APPLES!” said Tom.
Kurn Hattin student enjoys picking and eating apples on a beautiful late summer day.