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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Rodale Institute’s Annual Organic Apple Festival and Run

Aug 31, 2015 01:26AM

The seventh annual Rodale Organic Apple Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 19, at the Rodale Institute’s organic farm, in Kutztown. This free event follows the Apple a Day 5K Run, which begins at 8:30 a.m. on the grounds of the farm.

Visitors to the festival can borrow a basket to use for the day or purchase one and explore the orchard, picking delicious, organic varieties such as Liberty and Empire apples, as well as varieties that are not readily available through commercial markets. Organic treats, live music and children’s activities round out the festival.

Participants in the Apple a Day 5K Run will experience a unique course that takes runners on a farm adventure, passing the cows, hogs, goats and chickens on the 333-acre property. Runners will finish in the Apple Orchard where they can pick apples and enjoy the festival.

Cost: $5 parking, $30 entry to 5K (includes t-shirt). Location: 611 Seigfriedale Rd. For more information, call 610-683-1481 or visit RodaleInstitute.org. See ad, page 13.

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