PFC Nov. 8 – Honeybees with Sophia Gwynne

Join us for the last meeting of the year to learn all about raising local honeybees with Sophia Gwynne, President of the West Sound Beekeepers Association.  The meeting is Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.

SSFS November 2018 Meeting: Maple Syrup and Apple Cider

Peg Amandes will talk about making maple syrup from our native Big Leaf Maples and other trees growing in the Pacific Northwest.
Brian Williams will talk about the basics of brewing hard cider at home. There are many apples this time of year and for some people too many to know what to with them all. Learn how to convert your excess apples into juice and alcoholic cider.

Tuesday November 6th, 7-9PM

SSFS meets at:

The GRuB Farmhouse, 2016 Elliot Ave., NW, Olympia, 98502

Peninsula Fruit Club – Fall Fruit Show

2018 Fall Fruit Show presented by Peninsula Fruit Club, a chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society. Come join us for a fun day of fruit tasting and learning about growing fruit. Get your mystery apples identified—bring 4-6 samples of each kind, don’t wash, leave the stems on, tell us about the tree.  Sample dozens of different varieties of apples, pears, and other fruit. Take in a video or browse our information tables. Learn about pests, diseases, and mason bees.  Find something interesting at our plant sale, and stock up on supplies for next year.  Ask questions of our experts.  Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Details: Sat., Oct. 27 from 10 am to 4 pm at the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E Street, Bremerton 98312. Take the Loxie Eagans Blvd. exit off Hwy 3 and follow the signs.

Here’s a link to our event on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/327966648024460/

PFC Oct. 11 – Herbs with Kathryn Lafond

Herbalist and author, Kathryn Lafond, will discuss herbs, especially those derived from fruit plants, at our meeting this Thursday, October 11, 2018.  We will also fill you in about the new Health Dept. rules for setting up and making our Fall Fruit Show happen.  The meeting is in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm.

Oct 2018 SSFS Meeting: Preserving the Harvest

The October 2018 South Sound Fruit  Meeting topic is Preserving the Harvest by Peg Amandes and Francesca Ritson. They will talk about different methods of food preservation, different fruits that grow in the area and much more.

It will be on Tuesday October 2 at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliot Ave, NW, Olympia from 7 to 9 PM. 

South Sound Fruit Society:  http://southsoundfruitsociety.org

SSFS Facebook page is : https://www.facebook.com/SouthSoundFruitSociety

SSFS is a member of the Western Cascade Fruit Society: wcfs.org

PFC Sept. 13 – Cider Making, Hard & Sweet

At our September meeting, PFC life and founding member Chris Smith will be talking about cider making, both hard and sweet.  If you have old-time cider apples, please bring in some for others to taste.  We meet in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 pm.

SSFS Sept 2018 Meeting: Apple Identification

The Sept 2018 SSFS meeting will be a presentation by Jean Williams on Apple Identification. Bring your apples for id and tasting.

Peninsula Fruit Show

The meeting is at Grub, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, at 7PM as usual.

South Sound Fruit Society:  http://southsoundfruitsociety.org

SSFS Facebook page is : https://www.facebook.com/SouthSoundFruitSociety

SSFS is a member of the Western Cascade Fruit Society: wcfs.org

PFC Aug. 9 – Q & A

We’re having a longer question and answer session this month to try to get to everyone’s questions.  Also please consider sharing what you feel is the best change that you have made to your orchard/garden over the years and how it has improved your productivity or made your life easier.  We meet in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm on Thursday, Aug. 9.

SSFS August 2018 Meeting: Irrigation for the Home Orchard

The South Sound Fruit Society meeting on August 7th is going to be David Muehleisen, PhD, Evergreen Faculty member and Farm Coordinator, talking about irrigation: Being Water Wise in Your Home Orchard.

The meeting is at Grub, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, at 7PM as usual.

South Sound Fruit Society:  http://southsoundfruitsociety.org

SSFS Facebook page is : https://www.facebook.com/SouthSoundFruitSociety

SSFS is a member of the Western Cascade Fruit Society: wcfs.org

PFC July 12 – Q & A and Show & Tell

Our July meeting will be devoted to questions and answers and show and tell.  Bring all your questions about fruit growing, and we will try to give you some answers.  Also, if you have something cool or useful you would like to share with the group, bring it to the meeting and tell everyone about it.  We will also enjoy our annual ice cream social.  Bring some samples of your fresh fruit to share as toppings.  We meet in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton on July 12 at 7 pm.