Tuesday, June 19
Take a big juicy bite out of Chicago Rarities Orchard Project's latest lecture in their series at the Haas Park fieldhouse, this one featuring apple historian Dan Bussey. Bussey, "Orchard Manager at the Seed Savers Exchange...and owner of Albion Prairie Cider Orchard and Mill (a 4-acre collection of over 250 apple varieties first started in 1979) in Edgerton, Wisconsin, specializing in blends of apples for sweet and hard cider using a historic 1913 Mt. Gilead press...has documented over 15,000 apple varieties grown in the United States since 1623." He's the man to talk to about this year's upcoming apple harvest—or lack thereof.