Because of a possible government shutdown and the potential to impact access to the Buckner Orchard, alternative plans are in place for next week. Please read carefully the message that follows and plan for possible changes. Harvest Fest will occur in 2023, the question is how and where! Stay tuned!!
HARVEST FEST 2023
Friday Morning—9 AM to Noon
ORCHARD WORK PARTY
Winterizing the Orchard, equipment, structures, and grounds will be our focus, with work for all ages and abilities, bring gloves and energy! The work party is dependent on whether the Orchard is open or not due to a shutdown.
VALLEY MUSIC NIGHT
An outdoor event at the Stehekin School and another great lineup of Valley musicians will make for a very enjoyable evening! Bring your own seating for this weather dependent event, and remember, no alcohol, as this is a public-school property. There is no impact if the shutdown occurs. Remember, bring your own seating.
PICKING, PRESSING AND POTLUCK!
If the Orchard is not available for use because of a government shutdown, the plan is to pre-pick apples as we did in 2013, then make cider at 10 AM at the school, and potluck at 1 PM. Cider presses, bins, sieves, knives, a limited number of containers, everything needed for cider making will be provide; as will the chili, the fixings, and all that’s needed for the potluck as detailed in the flyer below.
Should the Golden West Visitors Center not be available, Poetry Night will be cancelled.
Every effort will be made to keep plans up to date in what is, at the moment, an unknown scenario. Your help will be needed with the pre-picking if we need to do so.