perfect adult nature sanctuary
for Apple Festival week-end. Six cottages on
six acres of natural
preserved oceanfront and the island's only
white sand beaches. Wildlife
appreciation and privacy are
encouraged in this unique
admission to Apple Festival
is free when staying at
our modern waterfront log
getaways. Sandy children's beach,
Natural food lovers like YOU!
An apple tasting extravaganza of
the best selection, tastiest and
most wholesome apples
Sunday September 29, 2013 9am-5pm.
Participants choose to visit those
orchards that interest them, based
on a map showing locations &
descriptions of each.
Suggested starting location is
Fulford Hall at Salt Spring's
Because Salt Spring has a fascinating apple-growing
heritage, is the home of a new apple Organic Apple Coop, and is the Organic Gardening
Capital of Canada.
$10 each, students $5, kids under 12,
Tickets available ONLY on
Festival day at Fulford hall and
outside the Ganges tourist info
includes a map of Salt Spring showing
host farms descriptions of each. Participants choose
locations they wish to visit
and will be challenged to see
the hours of between 9-5.
September 29, 2013
14th annual Salt Spring Island Apple
So many apples, so little time, but
take time to taste the apples along
for festival 2013 by viewing more than
1000 photos of past festivals on the
new Salt Spring Apple Festival blog.
In 2011 seven photographers captured this great little event, each in their own way, and collectively they documented
the apple festival in a very powerful way.
of HUNDREDS of apples all grown
organically on Salt Spring
of more than 100 apple varieties at just
one farm (Apple Luscious). Most
others had tasting of their own
least 12 labeled varieties of
apple pies baked by the Pie
performances by Johnny Appleseed,
Theodore Trage, the Queen and
rich history of apples going
back to 1860
information on organic apple
bee and honey bee experts
art by local artists
Salt Springers are very proud of
their apples and the incredible
collections we amass at Fulford
Hall for every Apple Festival is a
sight to take your breath away.
The scent of apples when you enter
the room will take your soul on a
journey. Last year, we had 262
varieties all grown organically on
Salt Spring Island, all arranged
alphabetically and all having
The task of
setting up the collection is
performed the night before by a
team of about 30 island
volunteers, ranging in age from
children to senior citizens, who
consider this one of the
highlights of their year.
love their apples and they are
delighted to show island visitors
our apple diversity. Note that at
Apple Festival 2006, there were
296 varieties, but with a very
cold, wet spring in 2007, some
varieties did not produce a crop.
We are hoping in 2008 to break the
300 variety barrier for the first
This festival is farm based,
connecting you to the organic
farmers on Salt Spring. They are
your best guarantee of food
quality and good health.
Proceeds go to:
development of a juicing facility on Salt Spring
annual $500 bursary given to someone on Salt Spring, to
learning in the field of organic
supporting the education of a
third world child
Up to $100 going towards thanking in the best possible manner,
a local who has made Salt Spring a better place to
A trio of Apple Luscious Organic Orchard Taste Testers.
Children tend to be very honest when tasting, and so always provide valuable information. These young girls like sweet apples, their favourite in 2009 being TSUGARU.
(Jan Magan photo)