Middletown hosts Apple summit on April 29

The Town of Middletown will host a meeting on April 29 at 6 p.m. at the town hall with various local and regional stakeholders to discuss the revitalization of the town’s apple orchards as well as gauging interest in coordinated community-wide methods for bringing back Middletown’s historic cider press as a tourist destination, amenity and economic engine for those who grow apples and love cider. 
Among those participating in this initial discussion will be Middletown Supervisor Marge Miller, Hubbell Brothers, the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, the MARK Project, Delaware County Economic Development, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Delaware County Planning.
Speaking at a recent town board meeting, Miller stated that she initiated this event as it is economic development consistent with the town’s history, rural character, and Middletown’s adopted Comprehensive Plan.
Immediate and special interest will be paid to identifying those varieties of apples native and successfully grown in Delaware County as well as mapping orchards already in existence in the Town of Middletown. It is urged that landowners who are interested in reviving or establishing orchards attend.
The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please call Supervisor Miller at 586-2462 or email her at middsuper@catskill.net. The town hall is located at 42339 State Route 28 in Margaretville.