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Grist Mill's Apple Day too late for early harvest

An early apple harvest has resutled in a rescheduling of Apple Days at Keremeos Grist Mill.
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September 05, 2015 - 10:35 AM

PENTICTON - An early season harvest has forced a change of plans for one of Keremeos Grist Mill’s most popular late season events.

Apple Day at the Grist Mill usually takes place in October, but due to the early harvest this year most apple varieties will be ready long before that.

Grist Mill Manager Chris Mathieson hopes to move most of the day’s apple related activities to the mill’s Heritage Fall Fair day on Sept. 20.

He is currently looking for leads on people growing heritage varieties of apples in the Similkameen or the South Okanagan.

“Each year, more and more of our usual sources for old apple varieties seem to be bulldozed under. Even if it’s just a couple of old trees in the backyard, we’d still like to know about them,” he says.

Mathieson is also looking for volunteers to help out during the mill’s fall fair. Those interested should call 250-499-2888.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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