Ten-person groups will take turns at apple butter stirring paddle, participate in other community-centered traditions
LANSING, MI – Fenner Nature Center’s Apple Butter Tour tickets are on sale now, offering a spot in 10-person tours led by Fenner naturalists. Groups will visit the old apple orchard and sit around the apple peeling table to learn about this farm-to-table product, how it is made and how it is tied to our Michigander heritage. Participants will also have the opportunity to take a turn at the stirring paddle as the apple butter cooks over the fire, press cider, use the crosscut saw and participate in other hands-on demonstrations of community-centered traditions during the hour and a half tour.
“There’s nothing quite like sitting around the apple peeling table, learning this process from veteran volunteers who’ve been making apple butter since the first Apple Butter Festival fundraisers,” events manager Alexa Seeger said. “These tours will give visitors a chance to take that seat at the table, that spot around the kettle and experience these traditions in a small group setting ideal for learning and asking questions.”
Each ticket purchase includes a sample of traditional apple butter, an apple from local growers, a make-your-own apple butter kit and more. Tickets are on sale now for $15 per person for Fenner Members and $20 per person for Non-Members. Pre-registration is recommended, as walk-in tour slots are limited.
Mask requirements and COVID-19 sanitizing protocols will be in place. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit mynaturecenter.org/applebutter.
About Fenner Conservancy: Fenner Conservancy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and managing body for Fenner Nature Center, connects people to nature in the heart of Lansing through conservation, education, and stewardship.