The Noah Blake Heirloom Orchard

The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum sponsored a number of interactive talks on heirloom variety apples throughout New England, inviting several nationally recognized experts to participate. “The Year of the Apple” culminated in the planting of an heirloom orchard adjascent to the Noah Blake cabin. Multiple antique varieties are planted in the orchard, including the Westfield Seek No Further from the very trees Eric wrote about and illustrated in his Reverence for Wood.

Setting out the heirloom trees
The new trees with the Noah Blake cabin in the background

These two are always a HUGE help – Darrell and Aiden Cherniske, an awesome father and son team – tend to the Noah Blake orchard.

You can read a very good article written about our work to create an heirloom variety apple orchard for the Noah Blake cabin here.