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Lori Augustiniak and Todd Parlor

Lori Augustiniak and Todd Parlo

Walden Heights Nursery & Orchard grafts, grows, and sells certified organic fruit trees, plants, and bushes, as well as fresh and frozen fruit. Classes, consultations, and trainings for those wishing to grow organic fruit for their families and community are also offered.

Farmers' Kitchen—Breakfast Pie

Walden Heights Nursery & Orchard

Lori Augustiniak and Todd Parlo | October 25, 2012 | Fall '12 | Issue twenty-two

Walden

“You know what I could go for?” our 10-year-old son asked this morning. “A warm slice of apple pie.” He knows that apple pie is the only dessert he is allowed to have for breakfast. And those breakfast pies are always a treat, filled with apples that are a mixture of new varieties and century old heirlooms, all grown on our farm and harvested at the exact moment of perfection.

We’re a small family operation in Walden Heights, in the Northeast Kingdom. We grow a great diversity of fruit species—apples, grapes, currants, gooseberries, cherries, blueberries, pears, raspberries, blackberries, and more—using organic methods and hand tools.

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