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Students plan trip to apple orchard

Apple picking is on the social agenda for La Follette School students for Saturday, September 22.

“For our first social event of the school year, we will get outside and enjoy the newly arrived Fall weather by picking apples at a local orchard featuring self-pick apples, raspberries, pumpkins and squash,” says La Follette School Student Association social coordinator Becky Chown.

Chown is organizing rides for people interested in going to El Eplegaarden, is an old-fashioned rural farm in Fitchburg, just 20 minutes south of Madison. The farm is also home to the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Barn. The plan is to leave Madison at noon and return about 3:30 p.m.

“The cost is that you pay for what you pluck,” Chown says, “and apples and cider are available for purchase in the farm’s store.”

Chown asks that people contact her,, so she knows how many people to expect. “Students should mention whether they have a car and how many people they can transport,” she adds. “I will get back to those with cars with directions for carpooling.”

— posted September 17, 2012