Third Annual Urban Apple Festival

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Third Annual Urban Apple Festival Empty Third Annual Urban Apple Festival

Post  Yasmeen Ariff-Sayed on Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:40 pm

Hi! I think some of you may enjoy participating in the Apple Pie contest!





WHAT: Third Annual, Bigger Better Urban Apple Festival
...Friday night speaker is master apple grower Lou Lego of Auburn, NY
...Saturday Pro-Am Apple-Pie Baking Contest, buy slices a la mode
...taste, buy apples, cider, meet our orchard men and women
...live music, cloggers, entertainment

WHEN: Friday & Saturday, November 7-8, 2008
WHERE: Union Project, N. Negley & Stanton Aves, Highland Park

Friday evening , Nov. 7, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Master Apple Grower Lou Lego
Admission: $10 Learn and taste. SPEAKER: Master Apple Grower, Lou Lego of Elderberry Pond Farm in Auburn, NY. Lego grows more than 100 varieties of ORGANIC apples on his 100-acre farm. Growing organic fruit is no easy trick in our northeast climate with tons of moisture-loving microbes that are no friends of orchards.
Lou Lego knows his apples. He'll bring stories and apples for us to taste. Wouldn't you like to know which apples are best for pies, baking, eating out of hand, cider, sauce, drying? Which keep longest? Think about all this Saturday at the Fest's Hall of Apples and Cider when you taste and buy.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 11 am - 2 pm
Apple Fest, Pie Baking Contest*, pie eating, music and entertainment Admission: $5 adults, $3 for kids *Bring your pie entries by noon.
Apple vendors will sell apples and cider during the pie judging. Devilish Merry will play rousing apple-ish music as they did last year. Cloggers will clog.
As soon as the pies are judged, 1:30 or so, we get to the best part. Winners will be announced and pies will be sliced. Slices will be sold a la mode ($2 a good-sized wedge) featuring organic ice cream (remember last year?) from Oh Yeah on Highland Avenue.
The judges will be led by Bill Fuller, Executive Chef of the bigBurrito Restaurant Group. Fuller's deputy chief judges are: Chris Rawson, Drama Critic of the Post-Gazette and Ray Werner, breadbaker extraordinaire, landlord of Farmers@Firehouse and friend of Slow Food. All are returning for the third year. They will be assisted by Don Kretschmann, organic farmer and apple-grower, Art Izinga of the Art Institute's Culinary Institute, and several other lucky, qualified and colorful people. Slow Food leaders Susan Barclay, Virginia Phillips and Marlene Parrish will organize the judging mayhem.
Pie Entries Due: NOON. Contest Registration Fee: $4Pie Judging: noon - 1:30 pmPie Eating: 1:30 pm
Get contest rules and other event details at Slow Food Pittsburgh


Sponsored by Allegheny Group, Sierra Club; Slow Food Pittsburgh; East End Food Co-op; the PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture; and Penn State University Agricultural Extension Service.

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