An Apple Affair Returns to Steamboat Island Peninsula
After a one-year hiatus, An Apple Affair is back! "We couldn't help but respond to popular demand, " laughs Jeannine Anderson who has coordinated the event for over a decade with her partner, Michael Manos. "We simply needed a break last year but we missed it as much as everyone else did!" she replies to questions about what happened to last year's Affair.
An Apple Affair is a once-a-year opportunity to sample and purchase some of the finest apple varieties in Washington State. Inspired by Feil Orchard in Wenatchee, An Apple Affair brings together varieties that have been grown for over a century by the Feil family, as well as some varieties grafted by the ever-curious Jack Feil, who as an octogenarian continues to experiment with grafting unique varieties onto old orchard standards. Many of the apples featured come from this farm, but there are several farms' hard work represented at the Affair, and each apple variety and farm get full credit on the table-talkers found next to each sample plate.