Let every man take off his hat
And shout out to th’old apple tree
Old apple tree we wassail thee
And hoping thou will bear.
Medieval English tradition saw farmers going out to their barns wassailing their livestock to ensure fertility and evolved in the 18th century to toasting the good health of apple trees to promote an abundant crop for the next year.
Join us at East Forty Farm for a mid-January celebration of rural heritage and silliness. We will crown the Wassail King or Queen, and with noisemakers, process down to the orchard for the traditional “Toast”. Then we will return to the 1774 farmhouse and gather around the fire for a supper featuring choucroute garnie, a traditional Alsatian dish made with farm made sausage and cabbage.
Limited to 18 guests. Please dress to take a short walk down to the orchard, boots recommended.
East Forty Farm, 2361 Friendship Road (Route 220 South), Waldoboro ME 04572
$65 per person, BYOB