AK Pioneer Fruit Growers Association

January 2, 2020

Renew your membership using your credit card

You can to renew your membership online with a credit card by clicking “Join”.  Scroll down the page and select your membership option to add it to the cart.  You will see the cart icon at the top right.  Simply click on that to complete your membership form and payment.

January Meeting

Thursday, January 9th at the BP Energy Building.  The festivities begin at 6:30 pm with some refreshments and the opportunity to socialize with your fellow fruit growers.  Any food or drink that you might wish to contribute to our hospitality table would be much appreciated.
At 7:00 pm we will have a short board meeting followed this month’s program.

Ilona Farr will be our presenter on “Preserving Techniques and Recipes for Our Harvest.”  Her presentation will be loaded with tips and techniques for preserving the fruit you grow.  She will discuss the pros and cons of processing your harvest, including resources and equipment. 

More importantly, she wants your involvement in a recipe exchange.  If you have a favorite recipe for using your fruit, bring a typed copy that we can post on the web-page or that people can take a photo of.  Of course, bringing a recipe is good. But if you can also bring a sample of the final product for people to taste, now that would be fantastic! 

November 17, 2019

December Meeting

Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 pm in the BP Energy Center.  Join us at 6:30 pm for some refreshments and the opportunity to socialize.  Any food or drink that you might wish to contribute to our hospitality table would be much appreciated.
Program: Annie Brownlee: Fruit Tree Physiology and Growth

October 6, 2019

November Meeting

Our first winter meeting is Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 pm at the BP Energy Center.  This is an important meeting that you should plan to attend.  This is our annual membership meeting where we present the president’s year-end review, the treasurer’s report, and we vote to fill openings on the board.  Usually, if time permits, everyone shares something they learned this past season.

October 3, 2019

2019 Tasting Results

Results are located on the research page in PDF and Excel format.

August 24, 2019

September 19th Apple & Fruit Tasting

Thursday, September 19, 7:00 pm at the BP Energy Center will be an apple/fruit tasting for our members. Non-members may attend for a charge of $5 per person. Come to the tasting to find out what apple varieties to add to your orchard. Set-up for the tasting will begin at 6:30 pm

Members only pressings Saturday, August 31, Saturday, September 14th & 28. See members tab for details.

May 18, 2019

Blossom tour moved up one week to Saturday, May 25. Directions and parking instructions can be found on the 2019 Workshops & Tour page.

April 9, 2019

Fairbanks Grafting Apple Trees Classes

with Steve Masterman, Orchardist
April 25, 27, 28

March 21, 2019

Grafting Workshop: April 13, 1pm at the Spenard Church of Love

Open to members and non-members. Root stock will be available for purchase. And over 20 varieties of scion wood will be available. Volunteers are still need so if you can help please show up at 12 noon.