HoneyBee Nut Festival

Our Nut Festival is OVER for 2023. Thanks for all who participated!! Scroll to the bottom for our 2023 Nut Festival Schedule to see how much fun it was, and please consider joining us for our 4th Annual Nut Festival in 2024.

This is a free event, registration is not required.

We will be hosting the HoneyBee Nut Festival on October 8, 2023 at HoneyBee U-pick at 5700 Scio Church Rd., Ann Arbor from 10 AM – 5 PM.

Come celebrate the Earth and the seasons with a free, fun, outdoors event 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, warming by a bonfire, roasting nuts, snacks, and maybe even pressing apples for apple cider samples.
1:30 PM – Chalk Talk on Food, Climate, and Biodiversity with Dr. Catherine Badgley, Professor, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Director of Residential College at University of Michigan
3 PM – A conversation with Mike Levine from Nature and Nurture Seeds (https://natureandnurtureseeds.com/) on Perennial Polyculture Agroecology
4 PM – Nature Discovery Walk with Will Forage for Food (https://willforageforfood.com/) founder, Rachel Mifsud
5 PM – Thanks for coming!

Throughout the day we also hope to be roasting chestnuts, tasting different kinds of nuts, pressing apples to make apple cider, and many other fun activities. The raspberry u-pick patch will also be open for fresh, tasty, fall raspberry picking, along with Tantre Farm produce, HoneyBee honey, local eggs, and pumpkins 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, hot tea, and Roos Roast coffee! 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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