Michigan Nut Growers Association Potluck
Date: October 4, 2014
Location: DeKleine Orchards, 1887 32nd Avenue, Hudsonville, MI 49426
Contact: DeKleine Orchards, 616-896-8453
DeKleine Orchards will be hosting the Fall Potluck meeting of the MNGA at noon on Saturday, October 4th 2014. We would also like to extend an invitation to all Chestnut Growers Inc. and MNPC members, family and friends. DeKleine Orchards is one of the larger commercial chestnut orchards in Michigan. Carl DeKleine will summarize the DeKleine’s chestnut business by sharing lessons learned, challenges remaining and future plans.
A 1:30 p.m. tour of the home orchard will include seeing chestnut and other trees, farming equipment, harvesting and processing of chestnuts as well as a sales activity. A second 2:30 p.m. tour at a nearby DeKleine chestnut plot of 1200 trees will include watching an experimental harvester and seeing the results of this spring’s transplanting of 125 mature chestnut trees.
Lunch is a potluck; please bring a dish to pass serving 8 to 10 people. Coffee, water and table service will be provided.