Celebrate the Revival of the Newtown Pippin: April 29th
Newtown Pippins are the only American heirloom apples native to New York City, and were first picked here circa 1730 by Gershon Moore on his farm in what is now Queens County.
Two years ago, Slow Food NYC, the local chapter of Slow Food USA, began a campaign to revive this historic apple and this spring donated a total of 65 young trees to the Stone Barns Center and three other Hudson Valley farms. The farms, which sell produce at the Union Square Greenmarket, will bring the Newtown Pippin to market in 2008, when the trees first bear fruit.
Slow Food NYC members and non-members will listen to a series of talks about the Newtown Pippin, other American heritage foods Slow Food is striving to preserve, and the Stone Barns Center’s mission. Light refreshments from Blue Hill Café, located on the grounds, will also be served.