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N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tom the Tour Guide

I have to start this post off first by saying ‘Happy First Day of Autumn!’

Now, I’m going to tell you about our new addition to our orchard: Tom the Tour Guide. 028I met Tom two summers ago at Apple Bash through a good college friend, Noah. I enjoyed hanging out with him and was happy to see him again this past summer at a different summer party. After chatting a little I discovered that he is currently attending Grad School at UW-Madison and didn’t really have any jobs lined up during the school year…oh, and he used to be a fourth grade teacher…025

This was interesting news to me since we had recently found out that the person we planned on being our tour guide found a full time job (instead of one that lasts 2 weeks) and that our other person in mind decided to start an in-home day care (also something more permanent than 2 weeks…hard to blame them). I gave Tom a call and soon we made a deal and we had a tour guide!024

Tom came to observe the first tour of the season. From that, he came up with a lot of ideas on his own to make it even more fun than before. I haven’t heard anything but compliments from the people that have participated in the tours. Depending on his schedule you may notice Tom hanging out at our farm on the weekends. If you do, don’t be afraid to ask him about what there is to do, some background on the orchard, the story behind why the raspberries are red, or even for a quick spontaneous tour. He’ll be there to help make your trip to the orchard even more fun! 029 I also had to share a few pictures of what the orchard looks like when a bus breaks done and strands almost 100 1st graders at the orchard for an extra 45 minutes! I think they at least had a good time…030 If you are interested in lining up a tour yet this year, give me a call ASAP! We have a few openings next week, but that is our last week of tours for the year. Otherwise, put us on the calendar to call early next season (late August, early September) for a school group tour at the NEW location!


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