It's apple harvesting time at Kurn Hattin

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WESTMINSTER — Every September and October, Kurn Hattin science teacher Tom Fontaine takes his students to pick apples from trees that were planted in the 1990s by several of his classes with Real Bazin, Kurn Hattin's farm manager.

Kurn Hattin has an orchard of 80 trees with 10 to 15 varieties of apples. After apple picking, the children work with Bazin and make cider. Apples at Kurn Hattin are also used for meals, snacks, cooking, baking and, best of all, taste testing.

This is a tradition which offers students a hands-on learning opportunity and "the students gain a small understanding of one of Vermont's best kept secrets, apples!" said Fontaine.

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