HoneyBee Nut Festival

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We will be hosting the HoneyBee Nut Festival on October 16, 2022 at HoneyBee U-pick at 5700 Scio Church Rd., Ann Arbor from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Come celebrate the Earth and the seasons with a free, fun, outdoors event this coming Sunday on this beautiful 160 acre property at our HoneyBee U-pick Patch.

10 AM – Talk with Marc Boone, owner of one of the only cultivated pawpaw orchards in Michigan and member of the Michigan Nut & Fruit Growers Association (https://michigannut.org/)
11 AM – Hickory Nut Milk Demonstration and Wild Nut Hike by Washtenaw County Parks Naturalist, Shawn Severance
12:30 PM – Networking with new and experienced Nut Growers like John Langmore of Grateful Soil Farm, warming by a bonfire, roasting nuts, snacks, etc.
1:30 PM – Acorn Flour Demonstration and Nature Discovery Walk with Will Forage for Food (https://willforageforfood.com/) founder, Rachel Mifsud
3 PM – A conversation with Mike Levine from Nature and Nurture Seeds (https://natureandnurtureseeds.com/) on Perennial Polyculture Agroecology
4 PM – Thanks for coming!

Throughout the day we also hope to be giving the strawberry patch a winter straw blanket, roasting chestnuts, tasting different kinds of nuts, and maybe even planting another 50 nut trees. The raspberry u-pick patch will also be open for fresh, tasty, fall raspberry picking, along with hundreds of pie pumpkins and jack o’ lanterns for sale! Bring some friends and have fun helping to create a polyculture farm forest.

Kid friendly event! This event is best for able-bodies since this is uneven terrain. Please supervise your children at all times. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Please dress for the weather and our new timber frame barn will be open for shelter. Please bring snacks, gloves, a water bottle, boots, and warm clothing. We will provide some hot cider and hot tea! No alcohol or drugs permitted.

Please keep an eye on the weather to be prepared, since it is forecast to be a cool day! Some suggested items to bring are snacks, gloves, a water bottle, boots, and warm clothing.

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