Members of the Cornell University Society of Horticulture for Graduate Students (SOHO) are selling 18 different varieties of apples this weekend during the Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival. The festival marks the biggest fundraiser of the year for SOHO, with sales helping to defray costs and fund activities throughout the school year.
More than just a fundraiser, the event helps the club get involved in the community.
“It’s a great way for us to reach out to folks in Ithaca,” said Miles S. Sax, a graduate student who has helped staff the booth for the last few years. “You start to have people come back who tried this weird, unnamed variety that they’ve never had before, and they come back and want to try it again,” he said.
Sax was joined by fellow graduate students Zach Stansell and Laura Dougherty on Friday afternoon. Be sure to stop by their booth on the east end of The Commons during the festival, which runs until 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.