Virtual Apple Tasting Event

On Wednesday, November 8th, join Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard, Not Far From The Tree and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre for an annual apple tasting fundraiser! 

In most grocery stores, you’ll see a handful of common varieties like Honeycrisp, Red Delicious and Granny Smith. But did you know there are thousands of different apple varieties? At this Apple Tasting, you will taste 6 yet-to-be-released apples developed by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario and their experts will teach you to evaluate flavours, acidity, texture and more.  

The Experts & Moderator Details: 

• Dr Amy Bowen, who is the director of the Consumer, Sensory & Market Insights group at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre who will teach you how to evaluate apples.

• Rachael LeBlanc, apple breeder and research scientist at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre who will explain how new apple varieties are developed.

• The moderator will be Susan Poizner of the award-winning fruit tree education website Susan is also the coordinator of The Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard.

Buy your ticket to the event TODAY to guarantee your spot! Sales close on Friday, Nov 3, 2023 at 11.59 pm EST with a limited number of tickets! 

Event Fee: $20 to participate + small eventbrite fee 

Event Details:  

Each participant will be provided with a bag containing six distinct apples, courtesy of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. These are exclusive, yet-to-be-released varieties, offered free of charge to our apple tasting attendees. 

Apple Pick Up:  

Wychwood Farmers Market, 13 Benson Ave, Toronto, ON M6G 4C6

Saturday, November 4, 2023, between 9am and 11am.

Live Zoom Apple Tasing:  

Wednesday, November 8, from 7pm to 8.30pm.

All proceeds from this event will be divided between the Toronto project Not Far From The Tree and the Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard .

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