.: OCTOBER :.
You are welcome to watch, help turn the crank or just have a glass of cider during this throw-back celebration to an earlier time when an old oak cider press was used to make cider for the Autumn Season. John Christianson will be making the cider from a varietal mix of our own organic apples. We have found that a mix produces better flavored cider and we love experimenting with different types of apples. Come to visit our magical Skagit Valley, drink some cider and then go on to tour neighboring farms, including La Conner Flats, Hedlin’s Farm and Gordon’s Pumpkins, during the Festival of Family Farms scheduled for the same weekend. Also, later in the season, we will be serving our fresh pressed apple cider with the addition of homemade, complimentary molasses cookies during our Holiday Open House, November 7 & 8 and the day of our Holiday Tea, November 28. There is nothing better than the combination of homemade molasses cookies and fresh pressed cider…a wonderful Fall tradition.
.: NOVEMBER :.
We love being a part of La Conner’s Arts Alive even though we are located in the countryside and not in the town proper. With La Conner’s history of famous artists who moved here because of the ‘light’ in the Pacific Northwest we are fortunate to be able to add this art walk to all the wonderful events associated with our tiny town. And, in keeping with this history, we welcome artists to our Nursery this first weekend in November; Rochelle Anderson; vintage and steampunk jewelry designer, Debra Lacy; fiber and textile artist, and Laura Campbell; vine and rose hip wreath designer. We will also have musicians Laurel Bliss and John Clark with Cajun and bluegrass music plus John and Toni Christianson’s famous combination of just pressed apple cider and homemade molasses cookies.
.: DECEMBER :.
John and Toni Christianson extend their appreciation to customers with this complimentary Holiday Tea to celebrate the start of the Holiday Season. Come enjoy tea, cider and assorted delicacies in our 1888 Schoolhouse, decorated with a forest and holiday theme and listen to the live music of auto harpist Bob Harper and violinist Dennis Burkhardt. We have four seatings; make your reservations for what has become a Skagit Valley tradition.
Requested donation of $10 per person will benefit Friendship House in Mount Vernon
Father Christmas will be in his red sleigh nestled among the trees in our South Greenhouse. He is excited to greet children of all ages and listen to their Christmas wishes. Come in your holiday finest and bring your cameras to take your own keepsake photos.