RACINE, WISCONSIN, April 25, 2016…. During April are two days that are especially meaningful to Apple Holler, an earth friendly family farm and orchard in Racine County, Wisconsin. Earth Day on April 22nd is designated for fostering appreciation of the earth’s environment and awareness of the issues that threaten it. Arbor Day on April 24th is a holiday that encourages the planting and caring of trees. Apple Holler takes their appreciation to another level by planting on an average of 1,000 to 2,000 fruit trees a year. Apple Holler will share more about their earth friendly growing practices during their Apple Blossom Spring Celebration, May 14th, and 15th, 10am -3pm.
Apple Holler is proud of the beneficial effects it’s orchard and farm has on the environment. This year Apple Holler has planted 1,000 new pear, peach and apple trees. Fruit trees help purify the air by absorbing CO2 and converting it into oxygen. One tree can produce on average over 260 lbs. of oxygen a year. This means Apple Holler’s orchard may produce over 7 million lbs. of oxygen each year. Trees also absorb pollutants by trapping them in their bark and leaves. One tree can absorb about 10 lbs. of pollutants annually. That means that Apple Holler’s Orchard helps remove about 150 tons of pollutants from the air a year. What a great way to help the earth.
Apple Holler uses earth friendly growing practices, such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to produce high quality fruit, while minimizing economic, health and environmental hazards. IPM is a method of pest management used to help farmers anticipate and prevent pest outbreaks so that crop growing can be more environmentally safe and economically sound. It is based on using a wide variety of pest management tactics to produce wholesome fruit and other crops.
To celebrate Spring, Apple Holler is inviting the public for FREE Apple Blossom Orchard Tours. and farm fun. Guests will have a front row seat to the miracle of apples as over 30,000 blooming trees begin to produce fruit and learn all about their earth friendly growing practices on their family farm.
Included is Apple Holler’s original Bonnie the Bee Puppet Show. The presentation teaches the importance of bees and bugs. See what a beekeeper wears and participate in the bee dance. Show times are at 10am, 12am and 2pm. Seating is limited.
Guests will enjoy roasting marshmallows around a cozy campfire, a visit with farm animals and fun in in the farm park. The farm park, includes the Crazy Corn Maze, Fun House Tunnel, Music Garden, The Golden Goat Bridge, Cool Cow Maze, Giant Slide, Rainbow Play System, Johnny Appleseed History Walk and more! At the Bee Hut visitors can view a live bee observation hive. Apple Holler is offering hand-led pony ride for the kids for only $3 each.
To tempt those taste buds, Apple Holler has a fantastic variety of mouth-watering treats as well. In the Country Store guests will enjoy FREE sampling of Apple Holler’s famously delicious apple butter, apple sauce, apple cider donut samples, Wisconsin Wine and more.
Apple Holler is located between Racine and Kenosha, off I-94 on the west frontage road, just north of the highway KR exit. Apple Holler is a restaurant, bakery, deli, gift shop, apple orchard, family farm and dinner theatre. A perfect indoor/outdoor wedding venue and an agritourism destination. Call (262) 884-7100, or visit www.appleholler.com, for further information.