Weekly apple sales benefit UVM’s horticulture farm

The UVM Horticulture Research Center is selling apples at their farm every Friday in October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekly apple sales, which started in late August, have been a tradition of the Horticulture Research Center for more than 50 years, the center’s website stated. Different kinds of apples will be available each weekend, depending on where the variety is in its ripening cycle, according to University Communications. “We grow about 40 varieties of apples at the farm,” the website stated. The organic apples, products of a project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and led by plant and soil science professor Lorraine Beckett, will be available only while limited supplies last, the website stated. Apples are $1 per pound and bulk orders are welcome, according to University Communications. Proceeds help fund research and education programs at the horticulture farm.