For Immediate Release - September 06, 2011

State Agriculture Officials to Celebrate Third Annual Apple Day

Media Advisory

WHAT:

Highlighting the Patrick-Murray Administration's proclamation of September as Apple Month, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) Commissioner Scott J. Soares will join other agriculture officials from across New England to celebrate the Third Annual Apple Day on Wednesday, September 7.

As part of the celebration, Commissioner Soares will visit three Massachusetts apple orchards to meet with growers and help promote the state's apple crop. Officials will tour Lanni Orchard in Lunenburg, Tougas Family Farm in Northborough and Nashoba Valley Winery in Bolton.

"Locally-grown apples are appearing at farm stands and farmers' markets across the state right now, and there are more than 75 pick-your-own apple orchards statewide available to visit," said Commissioner Soares.

WHO:

DAR Commissioner Scott J. Soares
Russell Powell of the New England Apple Association
Local elected officials

WHEN:

Wednesday September 7, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:

10 a.m. Lanni Orchard, 294 Chase Rd, Rte 13, Lunenburg
11:45 a.m. Tougas Family Farm, 234 Ball St, Northborough
1 p.m. Nashoba Valley Winery, 100 Wattaquadock Hill Rd, Bolton

DIRECTIONS:

From 495: Head north on I-495 N, then take exit 27 for MA-117 toward Bolton/Stow. Turn right onto MA-117 W/Main St. Continue to follow MA-117 W. Take the I-190/MA-2 ramp to Fitchburg. Merge onto I-190 N. Merge onto MA-2 W. Turn right onto Mead St (signs for MA-13/Leominster/Lunenburg).Take the 2nd right onto MA-13 N/Main St. Continue to follow MA-13 N. Turn right onto Eastern Ave. Turn left onto Hollis Rd. Continue onto Chase Rd - destination will be on the right.

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