Organic Apple Festival 2009: Highlights

September 14, 2009

RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS PA--On Saturday, September 12, the non-profit Rodale Institute held its first annual organic apple festival. Rodale News was there, both to support our colleagues at the Institute and to enjoy a day of organic food, local artisans, and family fun. Here's a sampling of what we found.

Part 1:'s Leah Zerbe talks with some apple-picking families, observes a working cider press , and more. Plus: the Rotten Apple Rocket in action.


Part 2: A closer look at the Organic Apple Festival, featuring:

1: The virtues of organic apple cider.
2: The Rodale Institute adopt-a-tree program, which allows people to sponsor a newly-planted apple tree.
3: The virtues of homemade country brooms.
4: Chat with a beekeeper about honey.
5: A moment with extremely busy festival organizer Maya Rodale.
6: Organic hotdogs with Maria Rodale.