Apple Blossom Cider Tasting & Orchard Tour
April 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cider Tastings and Orchard Tours will be offered at Richards Fruit Market in Middletown, VA. Half-hour walking tours of the orchards will begin at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm. Richard’s Fruit Market is the oldest “country classic” open air farmers market conveniently located on the Richard’s fifth generation family farm (est. 1878) in Frederick County, Virginia. We offer everything you need to enjoy a complete meal at home including beef, fruit, vegetables, fresh baked desserts, wine and even pick-your-own flowers for your table – Fresh from our farm!
During the orchard tour, guides will dispense a wealth of information on the planting and growing of fruit trees, temperature sensitivity for blossoms, spraying and pruning and using the latest “green” methodology to protect the trees and promote tree and fruit growth, when and how to harvest, and much more.
Delicious food options will be available for purchase from various vendors on site as well as live music. Participants are welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs should they wish to sit outside following the tour and tasting.
The Cider Tastings & Orchard Tours is an outdoor event, please wear appropriate footwear.