Don your aprons, slice those local apples and roll out your secret dough recipe… it’s time for the 2nd Annual Apple Pie Contest. We invite you to enter and wow us with the best apple pie of them all! The winner will receive a Gift Certificate for 2 for a long flight cider tasting, plus artisan platter and a bottle of cider to take home. The runner up will receive a tasty bottle of Sea Cider.
- contest is open to anyone
- try to use as many local ingredients as possible (see links provided below for resources)
- judging will take place between 2-3 pm on “Apple Day” at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, Sunday, September 25.
The winners will be announced at 3pm.
- please rsvp so we know how many tasty pies will be arriving on Apple Day. Email us and put Pie Contest in the subject line.
- please include a card with your name, phone number and email with your pie entry. Let us know a little bit about your ingredients – what kind of apples did you use and where did they come from etc.
It’s going to be a great day, so come enjoy the organic orchard and join in the celebration of harvest. Taste the goodness of fresh, ripe apples in their many delicious forms. There will lots happening and plenty to sip and nibble at Apple Day.
Last year we put together an incredible basket of local goodies kindly donated by all our Get Fresh Guide partners. We will work with Sea Cider and other local businesses to create another basket of treats. Raffle tickets will be sold on Apple Day with all proceeds going to Lifecycles Fruit Tree Project. Tickets will be sold for $5 each or 3 for $10. You may donate more in support of Lifecycles if you choose! Last year we raised just over $570, let’s see if we beat that this year.
Lifecycles and BC Fruit Testers will be on hand to offer advice on pruning your fruit trees. Perhaps you have a mystery apple growing in your yard? They are available to answer all your questions regarding identifying and caring for your fruit trees. Don’t forget to bring a sample!
Great places to buy local apples:
Oldfield Orchard – 6286 Oldfield Road, 250.652.1579
The Root Cellar – 1286 McKenzie Avenue, 250.477.9495
Ambrosio Markets – various locations around town Oak Bay, James Bay, Cook Street Village
Dan’s Farm & Country Market – 2030 Bear Hill Road, 250.652.9100
Apple Luscious Organic Orchards – 110 Heidi Place, Saltspring Island
Niagara Grocery – 579 Niagara Street, James Bay
Looking for some Island Grown Wheat Flour?
True Grain Mill - 1725 Cowichan Bay Rd and Mill Bay Centre
Want to make your own lard? Here are some useful tips from Chef Heidi Fink
Chef Heidi Fink – Lip Smacking Blog
Please bring your pie to Sea Cider anytime before 1pm on Sunday, Sept.25. Make sure to label it and include your contact info so we can be sure to get a hold of you if you are not on site for the judging hour. Stick around after the judging as I’m sure there will loads of delicious pies to sample! Best of luck to you all, see you on Apple Day!
Apple Day takes place at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse on Sunday, September 25 from 11am to 4pm.
Sea Cider is located at 2847 Mt. St. Michael Rd, Saanichton.