Thank you to everyone for the effort and imagination put into making these events so wonderful.
Help make Apple Day a calendar custom and encourage people to actively create a new relationship with nature, starting in their own place. Help us to inspire and inform an orchard revival:
orchards across gardens holding the suburbs together, orchards at the heart of the village, fruit trees in smallholdings colonising the green belt, espaliered trees threading their way along the walls of the city, roofs sprouting with coppiced nut trees, city fig and apricot gardens, fruit corners in parks, around workplaces, linear orchards along railways and canals, wild fruit in hedgerows
orchards linking town and country, place with place, people with nature.
Common Ground initiated Apple Day in 1990 in Covent Garden and has ever since encouraged people to create and run their own celebrations. In 2010 Apple Day was 21 and we are now leaving it in your hands as organisers and visitors to keep the promotion of it going - enjoy it. Amble through our websites for ideas, informations, inspiration. Look at our Market Place on commonground.org.uk to order books, pamphlets, posters and materials for Apple Day, Community Orchards, Saving Orchards and lots more.
Go back one page to http://www.england-in-particular.info/cg/appleday/index/.html and follow VIRTUAL APPLE GALLERY where the V&A and other museums have joined with Common Ground to gather apples in paintings, textile design, photography, sculpture, branding, book illustration, wallpaper.....
See 2010 LONGEST PEEL COMPETITION prizes included Somerset Cider Brandy, Rosie Sanders new "The Apple Book" (published in October by Frances Lincoln Ltd) and Coleshill House sparkling Cider which specifically celebrates the 21st Apple Day and Common Ground publications.
There is also a 2010 APPLE DAY MEDIA RELEASE
Common Ground's directors Sue Clifford and Angela King
signed “The Apple Source Book”
at RHS Wisley Saturday 23rd October from 2.00.
The Cotswold Cider Company has released a limited edition of 1250 bottles of ‘champagne style’ cider with an innovative promotion of the award-winning environmental charity, Common Ground. ‘Coleshill House Cider’ has been produced with the ‘methode champenoise’ to produce a naturally sparkling celebration aperitif with character. The label carries the message, “Celebrating Common Ground – Championing Local Distinctiveness”, together with the charity’s beautiful woodcut marking Apple Day’s 21st birthday, on 21 October 2010 with their message
As we begun, may it continue
Rory Souter, founder of The Cotswold Cider Company says “Common Ground heralds locally distinctive factors, such as food and drink which derive from an area’s natural surroundings, and as such, the charity represents everything we believe in. Apple Day on 21st October each year is such a valuable date in the diary which celebrates our rare traditional orchards and our rich apple heritage. We think more people should know about it and we’re pleased to help spread the word!” “Coleshill House Cider” uses certified organic apples from a single orchard in North Wiltshire to produce their special drink. The blend of Dabinett and Browns apples gives a deep, rich flavour, described as “A fruity nose with a crisp, well rounded mouth, dancing in a vibrant effervescence” ! The company also produces scrumpy style “No Brainer”, as well as carbonated “SideBurn”, both to popular acclaim. firstname.lastname@example.org or 07979 957136.
Afghanaid - Apples for Afghanistan
The apple is often seen as a quintessentially English fruit, but did you know that apples are believed to have originated in the Tien Shan Mountains between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and China? It is therefore little surprise that apples grow well just 500 miles away in the mountains of Afghanistan, where the charity Afghanaid works directly with over 1 million adults and children on sustainable development. Afghanaid has been working in Afghanistan enabling projects in agriculture, construction, women’s savings groups, healthcare and reforestation to take place. To help celebrate the approaching 10,000th day mile stone of this work and to raise money so that vital projects such as farmer training, basic business training and irrigation can continue to help poor Afghans, Afghanaid is asking people to hold Apples for Afghanistan parties in their own homes around Apple Day. A party pack is available from Afghanaid to help you plan your party. Included in the pack are yummy recipes and pre-designed invites your guests as well as games. Serve up some delicious apple based dishes. Our Apples for Afghanistan party pack includes 10 apple recipes from Afghanistan and around the world, Afghanaid case studies and a range of apple based games and entertainment. So if you enjoy entertaining or baking or have a budding young chef in the family why not join us to celebrate the success of Afghanaid's work and raise funds so that it can continue? We recommend that you choose one of the 10 days between 21 October (Apple Day) and 31 October (a date on which apples are often used to celebrate Halloween). If you're unable to host or attend an event this year why not donate to Afghanaid or consider volunteering? To register for your Apples for Afghanistan pack or to read more about Afghanaid please visit www.afghanaid.org.uk/apples or contact Ffion on email@example.com or 0270 065 0825. Afghanaid, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, LONDON EC2A 4LT firstname.lastname@example.org Charity Number: 1045348
Meanwhile in the Tien Shan - the unique fruit- and nut- forests of Central Asia where the domesticated apple originated, an estimated 90% of the forest has been destroyed in the past 50 years. These forests are home to over 300 wild fruit and nut species from which many of the fruits we eat today are derived, including wild apple, cherry, almond, apricot and pistachio. According to The Red List of Trees of Central Asia, 44 tree species in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan are globally threatened with extinction. Bournemouth University in the UK is leading a project to address the continuing loss of the fruit and nut forests in Kyrgyzstan. Working with several institutions in Krgyzstan, the project is researching the impact of current land use practices on the fruit and nut forest and engaging local communities in forest use planning and sustainable management. Workshops in communities and schools adjacent to the forest are raising awareness about the importance of the forests, and a new display at Gareev Botanic Garden in the capital Bishkek will increase awareness nationally.
In addition, through the Global Trees Campaign UK based Fauna & Flora International is working to restore one of the rarest types of apple in Kyrgyzstan, known as the Niedzwetzky apple. Only 111 trees are known in the wild in Kyrgyzstan. 3,000 saplings of this very rare tree have been grown in nurseries and 850 have already been planted out into forest areas – the remainder will be planted out shortly. see http://www.globaltrees.org/fruitandnut.htm
Scroll down below through counties and countries for events in your area - New York City is at the end
Use these details to check when these events are happening in 2011 before travelling!
Where this is offered, please take three examples of each variety, with twig and leaves attached if possible, to aid identification.
Find information about orchards in your area in the Orchards Gazetteer
Are YOU holding an Apple Day Event - tell your local press/radio/TV county and regional orchard group. Organisers please note: we are no longer running an events list .... but you can use this form to organise your thoughts to tell others DOWNLOAD OUR FORM HERE (Word document, 44Kb)
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MUSIC to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Apple Day in 2010 and for its continuing celebration: with support from the PRS for Music Foundation and the National Trust, Common Ground is commissioning composer Karen Wimhurst to create Apple Journeys. This will be a song cycle for children’s choirs, the eclectic folk band Big Top and soloist. The apple, common yet most exotic of fruits, embodies the age long collaboration between humankind and nature. This song cycle will follow the apple from the wild forests of the Tien Shan – the Heavenly Mountains (between China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) through to our present day, both supermarket shelves and Community Orchards. The project will start with children’s song writing workshops in orchards for Apple Day 2010 led by the composer, inspiring a song cycle to be performed summer /autumn 2011. Schools in Cambridge, Herefordshire, Somerset and Wiltshire are involved already, see county events and following on there will be a one week residency with Karen Wimhurst at the English Folk Dance and Song Society December 6th – 10th Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London - 020 7485 2206 www.efdss.org and a residency and first performance at Halsway Manor, National Centre for Traditional Music, Dance and Song. 15th – 17th Febuary 2011 - Halsway Manor Crowcombe, Taunton, Somerset TA4 4BD 01984 618 274 www.halswaymanor.co.uk
21st October. Busy Bees all over the country. The children will be learning about apples and the different countries they come from, and will be able to take a delicious apple home with them.
Busy Bees Childcare Ltd (0870 380 6614).
Saturday 16th October, The Luton Hoo Walled Garden, Luton Hoo Estate, Luton LU1 3TQ. An exciting gala celebrating the pumpkin and the apple £4 admission. email@example.com (01582 721443)
Sunday October 17th Bromham Water Mill & Gallery, Bromham MK43 8LP (3 miles west of Bedford signposted off the A428 Bedford-Northampton Road). 11.00 - 4.00 East of England Apple and Pear Project apple displays, advice and identification. Bedfordshire County Council, 01234 824330 [? Adults £5.00 children free]
Sunday 10 October 10.00am-5.00pm Cross Lanes Fruit Farm, Mapledurham, RG4 7UW Orchard Open Day At our first Apple Day we were pleased to welcome 26 people now we have 2000 people attending. Come and help make this 21st year a really special day. At Cross Lanes we grow over fifty varieties of apples, all different – sweet, sharp, juicy, crisp, nutty, rich, aromatic, complex and delicious. Come along to our Open Day and you will be able to try many of them. You can never get tired of apples with such a selection. Sweet juicy pears will be out for tasting too. Children will enjoy the apple games and seeing the array of apple peelers - who can get the longest piece of peel. See how the fresh apple juice is made and sample the different varieties. Bees are essential for apple growing and the beekeepers will be keen to share the secrets of the bees with you. Stalls will be selling delicious apple pies, cakes, jams and jellies with local eggs and plants too. Take the opportunity to find out about the work that goes into producing the apples by joining one of the guided walks at 11.00am or 12.30pm and 2.00pm or 3.30pm. Problems with pest and disease or with your pruning? Displays in the barn will answer your questions. Many surprising stories about apples will be there too. The Goring, Woodcote and District Lions will be there running the annual Conker Challenge to raise funds to support Lions charitable activities in the local community. The Farm Shop, selling Cross Lanes apples and pears, juices and honey, will be open as usual. Tea and refreshments will be available all day. Entrance and car parking are FREE. For further information contact Gill Franklin on 0118 972 3167 or see www.crosslanesfruitfarm.co.uk . NOTE. If you miss the day, the Farm Shop is open every Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00am to 6.00pm until the apples run out in January. Or see us at Farmers’ Markets in Reading, Purley, Wallingford, Henley, Abingdon and others.
Saturday 16th October, 2pm – 4-m. Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5EX. Come along to Apple Day to taste different varieties and take part in a variety of apple and harvest inspired activities. Come and find out how the University is working with the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale to help to secure the world’s supply of fruit for the future. Free – drop in. www.reading.ac.uk/merl (0118 378 8660).
Thursday 21st October 12 - 2pm. 'Local Lunch' is a show about local food on Reading, Berkshire's community radio station Reading4u every Thursday 12 - 2 pm.
On 21st October the show will be celebrating Apple Day. The guest will be from Reading Abundance, a project to harvest unwanted fruit. We will be sampling different apple varieties from local orchard Cross Lanes, giving sweet and savoury apple recipes and talking all things appley. Reading4U is only available on-line and can be heard from anywhere in the world. To listen go to reading4u.org and click on the play button on the screen. Helen Wright firstname.lastname@example.org (0118 9611006).
Sunday 24 October Lower Loxley Hall, Ambridge Lots of varieties on display, games, Longest Peel Competition, ciders for tasting. Contact Nigel or Elizabeth Pargeter
See GLOUCESTERSHIRE and SOMERSET
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October, 10am-4pm each day. Buckingham Garden Centre & Nurseries, Tingewick Road, Buckingham MK18 4AE Tel: 01280 822133. includes top fruit expert, Will Sibley, who will be on hand to give advice on all aspects of fruit growing. Buckingham Garden Centre’s plant expert, Chris Day, will be available to discuss growing fruit and vegetables in containers. You can bring along apple fruits for identification as The Mid-Shires Orchard Specialists, Marcus Roberts and Andy Howard will be available to help identify your apple varieties (please bring 2-3 typical fruits and some foliage). There will be a display of apple varieties, including ornamental crab apples to view. Top local cookery expert Alli Templeton will be demonstrating apple themed dishes each day. We also have local representatives of wildlife charities; BBONT, RSPB and others. To continue the Good Life feel to the event we are welcoming the Buckinghamshire Branch of the National Vegetable Society, there will be advice on poultry care and a local alpaca farm will be bringing a long a couple of alpacas for the children. We’ll have an Apple Treasure Hunt for the kids, plus locally sourced produce, including fruit and much, much more. Entry is free. Ample free car parking available. For further information and details, please contact Chris Day, Plant Publicity Manager on 01280 827910 or 07941009492. email@example.com www.hedging.co.uk
Sunday 3rd October, 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Bradenham Village (NT), nr High Wycombe. Bradenham’s Orchard Day. All tickets £3.00. Hughenden Estate Office (01494 755573). firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 9th October, 11am – 4pm. Hughenden Manor (NT), High Wycombe HP14 4LA. Celebrate the English apple with displays, tastings and activities, Normal admission charges apply. (01494 755573) email@example.com
Friday 15th October and Saturday 16th October. The Rose & Crown, Hawridge HP5 2UG. (01494 758944). traditional draft Cider and Perry Festival. firstname.lastname@example.org www.roseandcrownhawridge.co.uk/
Saturday 16th October, 11am to 4pm. Home Cottage Farm, Bangors Road South, Iver Heath.
Family day out with numerous stalls for local charities, producers and traders – from toffee apples and pumpkins to bric-a-brac and crafts. Lots of children’s activities and events for all ages to watch & take part – apple pressing, pony rides, Punch & Judy Show, ferret racing, archery and craft-making plus refreshment tents & a BBQ. Entry will be £1 per adult & £2 parking. Children go free.
Grand Raffle. Top prizes include £250 Shopping Vouchers; One Day Solent Sailing Experience for Two; £100 Wingroves Christmas Lunch Hamper and many more. Draw to be held during the event. The success of the event has meant large numbers of people attending and the consequent Health and Safety and Traffic Management costs have grown to be the single largest expenditure. When we were first told that the South Bucks CC Community Grant process had fallen victim to the financial crisis we were very concerned that it may mean the end of Apple Day. We decided to approach the press to publicise the problem and we are so grateful for the interest they took because the response has been wonderful and Apple Day 2010 in Iver Heath will now most definitely go ahead. thank you to some very special and generous people: Councillor Bill Lidgate of Bucks County Council for allocating the money from his Community Leader's Fund; Iver United Charities for their generous grant; And Relay Europe, Iver; and the Indian Nights Restaurant, Iver Heath for their kind donations of cash. We really hope you can join us and be a part of this local community event, so be sure to make a note in your diary. Last year more than 3,000 people attended, which is, again, being held in aid of St Margaret’s Church, Iver Heath.
Georgina Jeffers (07870 338712) email@example.com
WOLVERTON APPLE WEEK-END
Saturday 16th October, 9.00am to 1.00pm. Wolverton Farmers’ Market. Milton Keynes MK12 5LY. Town Hall car park, corner of Creed Street & Stratford Road. Good selection of heritage varieties of apples to try. Apple Tree wishes, children's activities & free recipes on the Community Orchard Stall.
Sunday 17th October 2-5pm. Wolverton Community Orchard (rear) Western Road, (opposite junction Anson Road) Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5AY.Free family event - although you will probably want to bring some money along for the stalls & eats! Punch & Judy, story telling & face painting. Ernie Thomas & his Barrel Organ to entertain you. Get down low and play "Apple Limbo" .“Pin the maggot on the apple”.Spot the false apple, make Crab apple creatures, Apple tree wishes & tree dressing. Apple facts & quizzes. Identify the apple competition. National Longest Peel Competition. Refreshments served from our Victorian Railway carriage. Denise Ilett (01908 316749). firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October. Waddesdon Plant Centre, Queen Street, Waddesdon, HP18 0JW. Following the success of last year’s event, and to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Apple Day, the Plant Centre will once again be holding an apple and autumn fruit food fair in the run up to Apple Day on 21 October, in celebration of one of our best loved fruits. Come along to the weekend and try a selection of different apples and see how fresh apple juice is made. Bees are essential for apple growing, without bees there would bee no apples! Our local bee keeper will be keen to share their secrets with you and will be selling local honey and honey products. You can bring along your apple fruits for identification as the Mid Shires Orchard Group Specialist Marcus Roberts will be on hand to help identify your fruit (please bring 2-3 typical fruits and some foliage). Marcus will also have a range of unusual varieties of apple trees from The Heritage Fruit Tree company on sale. We will also have an amazing display of fruits from the Eythrope Estate. Representatives from The RSPB and BBOWT will be on hand to discuss local projects and promote membership. Local willow artist and contemporary basket maker Anne Ratnarajah will be creating her fabulous pieces throughout the weekend.
Take part in our longest peel competition, and there will be lots of stalls selling handmade sweet and savoury pies, local chutneys, cakes, cheeses and sausages. Delicious home cooked dishes will also be available in the Plant Centre café. Admission is FREE to the fair and there will be ample parking. Marie Avery, Waddesdon Manor, The National Trust ( 01296 653230) Marie.email@example.com www.waddesdon.org.uk
October 21st Brian Kilbey will “once again be persuading local pubs in and around Chesham in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, to have real cider and apples as ingredients in their menus.” Bk1@waitrose.com (01494 7866351) see below:
SWAN, Ley Hill Common, Ley Hill, HP5 1UT 01494 783075www.swan-ley-hill.com/index.htm The Swan will use apples as ingredients in the menu on Apple Day.
CROWN, Ley hill Common, Ley Hill HP5 1UY 01494 783910 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thecrownleyhill.co.uk/ The Crown will have baskets of apples on the bar, apples as ingredients of the menu and be serving traditional draft cider on Apple Day.
WILD ROVER, Amersham Road, Chesham, HP5 1NH 01494 771991 The Wild Rover will have free apple desserts on Apple Day, after 2pm.
WAGGON & HORSES, 152 High Street, Chesham, HP5 1EF 01494 772633 The Waggon & Horses will have free apple desserts on Apple Day.
NASH ARMS, 1 Vale Road, Chesham, HP5 3HH. 01494 782440 The Nash Arms will have baskets of apples on the bar on Apple Day.
JOLLY SPORTSMAN, 2 Eskdale Avenue, Chesham, HP5 3AX 01494 784628 email@example.com www.jollysportsmanpub.co.uk/index.html The Jolly Sportsman will have baskets of apples on the bar on Apple Day.
GAMEKEEPERS LODGE, Bellingdon Road, Chesham HP5 2NN 01494 793491 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gamekeepers.lodge.talktalk.net/ The Gamekeepers Lodge will have baskets of apples on the bar on Apple Day.
QUEENS HEAD, Church Street, Old Chesham, HP5 1JD 01494 778690 email@example.com www.fullers.co.uk/rte.asp?id=243&itemid=231&task=View The Queens Head will have baskets of apples on the bar on Apple Day and will hold an apple and cider biased quiz in the evening: they will also be serving traditional draft cider.
JOLLY CRICKETERS, 24 Chalfont Road, Seer Green HP9 2YG 01494 676308 The Jolly Cricketers will be serving traditional draft cider on Apple Day.
RED LION 90 Vicarage Road, Marsworth HP23 4LL 01296 668366 The Crown Inn will be serving traditional draft cider on Apple Day from behind the bar.
CROWN INN, Little Missenden HP7 ORD 01494 862571 firstname.lastname@example.org www.the-crown-little-missenden.co.uk/ The Crown Inn will be serving traditional draft cider on Apple Day, brought from the cellar.
ROSE & CROWN, Hawridge, HP5 2UG 01494 758944 email@example.com www.roseandcrownhawridge.co.uk/ The Rose & Crown will be serving traditional draft cider on Apple Day and featuring apple desserts on the menu.
HARTE & MAGPIES, Coleshill, HP7 0LU 01494 726754 http://magpiespub.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org The Harte & Magpies will be serving traditional draft cider on Apple Day, brought from the cellar.
MISTY MOON, The Broadway , Chesham HP5 1BX 01494 785622 email@example.com The Misty Moon will be serving free apple pie to all who buy a pint of traditional draft cider on Apple Day.
FOX & HOUNDS, Silver Hill, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4PS 01494 872151 The Fox & Hounds will be serving traditional draft cider on Apple Day, brought from the cellar.
BLUE BALL, Asheridge HP5 2UX 01494 758305 The Blue Ball will be serving traditional draft cider on Apple Day.
CROWN INN, 16 High Street , Amersham Old Town HP7 0DH 01494 721541 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thecrownamersham.com/ The Crown Inn will be serving traditional draft cider on Apple Day, brought from the cellar.
Friday 22 – Sunday 24 October. The Crown and The Swan, Ley Hill Common, Ley Hill, HP5 1UY and HP5 1UT.The pubs will be running their annual Cider and Music Festival in support of Apple Day and CAMRA Cider Month. On Sunday, Millwhites will be pressing local apples to produce Ley Hill Festival Cider. (01494 783910 and 01494 783075) email@example.com and through website www.thecrownleyhill.co.uk/ and www.swan-ley-hill.com/index.htm
September 13th or 14th All day workshops with Milton Rd. Primary School.
October 2nd Two Apple Day performances at Wandlebury Country Park (times to be arranged) In order to stem the destruction of our orchards, the wild life and culture that they support, Common Ground instigated Apple Day in 1990 as a new calendar custom, celebrated on October 21st. To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Apple Day on 21st October 2010, Apple Journeys will be a song cycle for children’s choirs, the eclectic folk band Big Top and soloist. The apple, common yet most exotic of fruits, embodies the age long collaboration between humankind and nature. This song cycle will follow the apple from the wild forests of the Tien Shan – the Heavenly Mountains (between China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) through to our present day, both supermarket shelves and Community Orchards. With support from PRSF and National Trust, Common Ground is commissioning composer Karen Wimhurst. The project will start with children’s song writing workshops in orchards for Apple Day 2010 led by the composer, inspiring a song cycle to be performed summer /autumn 2011.
Contact Caroline Gohler (Wandlebury), Anna Louise Lawrence (teacher Milton Rd.).
Saturday October 9th, 10am onwards: Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7EY. Display of apples, identification & advice from East of England Apples & Orchards Project. Bring your apple to be identified by the EEAOP, then have Jack the Juicer turn them into juice. Our day includes a hedge laying competition and vintage ploughing matches (9-1), apple growers, cider and apple juice producers, falconry displays and demonstrations of willow weaving. Entertainment will be provided by Jezzo the magician, Sawston Steel Band, Punch and Judy and the Molly Dancers. Also try your hand at archery, climb onto vintage farm vehicles, go on a tractor and trailer ride and enjoy a variety of food stalls (including a visit from the Icicle Tricycle!) and cider/beer tent. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll also have fairground rides, a visit from Shepreth Wildlife Park and the Cambridge Bee Keepers. Advice will also be available from the Countryside Restoration Trust, RSPB and Trumpington Community Orchards. And, as always, we’ve got 15 independent shops, tea-rooms, day spa and several farm walks of varying length to enjoy! £2 per adult (all proceeds to the Sick Children’s Trust), children free. Kathryn Brown firstname.lastname@example.org www.burwashmanor.com
Saturday 16th October, Palace Green, Ely. Display, identification & advice from EEAOP.
October 23rd – 29th 2010 Museums in Cambridge have come together to form a week of activities to celebrate the 21st Apple Day. During each day of the October Half Term a different venue will host a different apple activity or trail for all the family to enjoy. An Apple a Day in Cambridge:
23 -30th daily (closed Monday) - Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street CB2 1RB: a family trail to discover the forbidden fruit that can be found in our collection (including Samuel Palmer’s watercolour The Magic Apple Tree). Tues-Sat 10.00 - 17.00 Sun 12.00 - 17.00 cost: free (01223 332900).
Monday 25th St Johns Library St John’s College CB2 1TP: From the Garden of Eden to Victorian gardening manuals, St John's College Library presents a celebration of apples in print throughout the years, as well as revealing the College's historical connection with orchards. The exhibition showcases some of the Library's extensive collection of rare and antique books, including beautiful illuminated Bibles and illustrated botanical texts, all in the magnificent setting of the College's Old Library. 9.30-12.30 free (01223 338711).
Tuesday 26th Botanical Gardens Follow a trail around the Garden's apple trees and learn about the inspiration for Isaac Newton's universal laws of gravitation. Discover how roses and apples are related.TIME: 10.00 –17.00 COST: Normal admission prices, trail free BOOKING: Not required Address: 1 Brookside, Cambridge Telephone: 01223 336265
Wednesday 27th Classical Archaeology Museum Glue, glitter and gold -create a tree laden with sparkling golden apples fit for the Garden of Hesperides. Make one for our tree and one to take home but watch out for that great, strong Hercules. Activities around the Greek myth of the 10th task that Heracles' was given - to steal the apples from Hera's garden. TIME: 12.00 –16.00 COST: Free BOOKING: Drop In. Address: SidgwickAvenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DDTelephone: 01223 335 153
Thursday 27th Kettles Yard, Castle Street CB3 OAQ: Join Rosie O'Donovan to explore the house, make drawings from our temporary apple displays and learn more about apples. TIME: 10.30 -12.30 COST: Free BOOKING: Essential Address: Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ Telephone: 01223 748100
Friday 29th Cambridge & County Folk Museum, 2/3 Castle Street CB3 OAQ: The peel, the flesh and the folklore. Peel the apple, carve the flesh and hear about the rich folklore that surrounds this humble fruit. A family workshop to discover the folk lore of apples from love tokens to apple dolls, with a chance to carve your own doll. Appropriate for all ages.TIME: 10.30 -12.00 COST: Children £1.50 Accompanying adults free BOOKING: Essential Address: 2/3 Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQTelephone: 01223 355159 www.folkmuseum.org.uk email@example.com
16 October 12 noon to 4 p.m. St. Mary's School, The Green, Eccleston, Chorley. Eccleston Advice on all aspects of culture. Apple identification. Apple bakes for afternoon tea. Pupils' artwork on show, printed bags. Take your photo amongst the apples. Entertainment by Eccleston Heritage Clogs, Merry Berries Singers. School Guitar Group. Maypole dancers.National Longest Peel Competition with prizes. Admission £1 for adults. No stiletto heels please. (01257 452059) firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 2nd October, 2 – 4 pm Brimstage Hall
and Sunday 3rd October, 1 – 4pm, Eastham Country Park
Wirral Wildlife (local group of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust are holding 2 Apple Days: as above Enjoy the traditional activities of the apple harvest. Taste over a dozen varieties of locally grown apples and help to make juice using our traditional wooden apple press. Take part in the 'Longest Apple Peel' competition by using our mechanical peeler to remove a continuous piece of peel from an apple. The Mersey Morris Men will be at Eastham too. Linda Higginbottom, Hon Publicity Officer www.wirralwildlife.co.uk
Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th October, 11am – 4pm. Quarry Bank Mill & Styall Estate (NT), Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4LA. An appealing day out for all of the family at the Apprentice House Garden. Normal admission charges apply. Jayne Gudgeon (01625 445845). email@example.com
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October, 11am – 3pm free Grosvenor Garden Centre, Wrexham Road, Belgrave, Chester CH4 9EB held in conjunction with the local community of surrounding villages and Eaton Estate. As part of its Growing Communities initiative, Grosvenor will be showcasing the versatility of this delicious fruit, as visitors can see apple press demonstrations and taste freshly squeezed juice, together with samples in the food department, an apple themed menu in the Café and pork burgers and sausages from the barbecue served with homemade apple sauce. Les Armstrong, Head Gardener of Eaton Hall, will also be on hand to identify unknown apples grown from visitors’ gardens. Children’s nature activities, storytelling, face painting and live music from the school choirs of the local villages and City of Chester band. With competitions for all ages to enjoy, visitors can try their hand at peeling the longest apple peel, hunt for Annie Apple and there will be a prize for everyone who visits Grosvenor dressed as an apple variety. The village schools of Aldford, Eccleston and Saighton have been learning about apples and each has produced an apple-themed display on view at the garden centre throughout the weekend. And everyone can help to raise funds for local villages by bringing along apples from their gardens to add to containers at the front of the centre, the contents of which will then be pressed into juice locally before being bottled to sell at village fetes and functions over the coming months to raise funds for community projects. Adopted charity for 2010, Claire House Children’s Hospice. Julie Gregory, Grosvenor Garden Centre, Wrexham Road, Belgrave, Chester CH4 9EB. 01244 625200. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 10th October, 11am – 4pm. Tatton Park (NT), Knutsford WA16 6QN. A scrumptious Sunday in the gardens. Join us to celebrate the wonderful apple. Normal park entry charges apply. (01625 374400) email@example.com
Saturday & Sunday 16th & 17th October, 10.00 – 4.00pm. Reaseheath College, Reaseheath, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 6DF. Apple Identification – bring along your own apples. Display of rare Apple Varieties. Apple pressing – Bring your own apples. Apple Bobbing. Apple and Cheese Tasting and Sales. Tours of the fruit garden. Choosing the right tree. Free advice on fruit growing. Let us propagate your old apple tree. Admission free. Judith Allman (01270 613219). Please use B5074 Worleston Road entrance, park and follow signs.
Sunday 17th October, 12pm – 4pm. Walled Garden of Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn WA7 1SX. Celebrate autumn and the 21st birthday of the walled garden with tours, games, arts & crafts and plant sales. Organised in partnership with Halton Borough Council and Cheshire Landscape Trust. (jct11 off M56, take A558 and follow brown signs). (01928 569895) www.nortonpriory.org
Sunday 17th October, 12.00 – 3.00. Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm, Boundary Road, Bidston, Wirral, CH43 7PD. With much-appreciated assistance from Wirral Wildlife, Wirral Tree Wardens will be holding an Apple Day celebration. There’ll be over 20 varieties of apples for tasting, an apple press producing fresh juice, longest apple peel competition, and apple-themed children’s activities. Free admission to the farm and the event. (Janet Thorning (0151 653 9332).
Saturday 2nd –Sunday 3rd October, 10.30-5.00. Trelissick Garden (NT), Feock, nr Truro TR3 6QL. Applause for Apples and Celebrations with Cider. Apple Weekend at Trelissick - Up to 300 varieties of apples on display in the Georgian Stables. Some varieties for sale. Experts on hand, apple tastings, cider pressing, lots of games and an explorer trail for families. The Apple Tree Orchestra will make their debut performance. Contact Tom Ingate firstname.lastname@example.org appletreeorchestra.co.uk Trelissick Garden (01872 862090) email@example.com
Saturday 9th October, 11am until 6pm. Kehelland Horticultural Centre, Kehelland, Camborne TR14 ODD. A 16 acre centre with traditional orchard and recently planted Cornish variety orchard, sustainable Christmas tree plantation, protected vegetable crops, herbaceous plants, pick your own and recently refurbished farm shop, Kehelland Horticultural Centre works in partnership with the Department of Adult Care and Support offering training, work and life experience to adults with a learning and /or physical disability. Display of around 100 west country apple varieties from our own orchard and that of Mike and Maggie Clayton of Barripper who will be available for ID and orchard management questions. There will be juice pressing and tasting, variety tasting – taste the variety before you buy the tree. Farmers market including juice and cider producers, honey, cheese and baking, wild food, rural skills and crafts – guild of spinners weavers and dyers and Cornish hedgers demonstrations, artist in residence for the day, Cornwall Wildlife Trust will be doing apple games and customs including the longest peel competition. Haylestorm Samba will lead a procession to the orchards for tree dressing and Piskie catching. There will be apple core recycling with 2 Kune Kune Pigs, other rare breeds, horse and carriage rides, miniature traction engines, model boats. Refreshments and bar throughout the day. Forest Gardening expert Raymond Yarwood will be talking about his journey into forest gardening and offering tastings of some of his home grown treasures. £2 adults, children free. Sally Pyner firstname.lastname@example.org (01209) 710887 www.kehellandhort.co.uk
Sunday 17 October 10 am – 12 noon. Camel Community Supported Agriculture, next to St Kew Harvest Farm Shop, St Kew Highway, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 3EF. Apple pressing and juicing event – traditional varieties of apple from Cornish orchard – juice tasting – apple sampling. See Bumper apple harvest for our juicing fest on Sunday Charlotte Barry email@example.com (07884215574) firstname.lastname@example.org http://camel-csa.org.uk Twitter/GrowingOwnFood Facebook/We’re growing our own food
FRUIT FOCUS - SOUTH WEST October 26th 2010, The Old Chapel, Calstock in the Tamar Valley.
This event is intended to give practitioners, enthusiast and advisors an insight into issues and new developments around fruit and nut production.
Coffee from 9.30 am, Start at 10.00 finish by 16.00. There is a small charge of £10 to cover the direct costs of the venue and food.
Booking Contact: Tamar Valley AONB, Tamar Valley Centre, Cemetery Road, Albaston, Cornwall PL19 9FE 01822 835030 email@example.com
Draft Programme Coffee from 09.30 Start 10.00
French Experience of conserving Fruit Collections Stéphanie Hudin
Stéphanie Hudin is scientific project manager in the Loire team of the Fédération des Conservatoires d'Espaces Naturels. She plays an active role in the Breton apple Society "Les Mordus de la Pommes" - "The Crunch of the Apple". She will present the work and aims of Brittany's Pomology society.
Celebrating 30 years of a unique Tamar collections Mary Martin and James Evans
With great foresight Mary and James started collecting fruit trees as they could see orchards adually disappearing, and with them a fruit heritage. They not only collected trees, but have also built up a large knowledge about them, spending many years tracing their origins and features. Their collection has been the stimulus and inspiration for work being undertaken bythe Tamar Valley AONB, National Trust and others on safeguarding this genetic resource.
The cider/orchards renaissance - past, present and future James Crowden
For the last 20 years James has worked in North Dorset and South Somerset as a shepherd, sheep shearer, cider maker and forester. The choice of manual work was deliberate and gave him a deeper understanding of the landscape. James has now retired from working on the land and iswriting full time. Over the last few years he has worked on many different projects, in particular with Common Ground. In 1999 he was made their Apple Day Poet Laureate. He has written widely on cider, including Ciderland and Cider - The Forgotten Miracle.
What do different Support Networks do to encourage fruit production?
Panel of experts discussing support networks
A soapbax session including representatives from - Orchard Live; Orchard Link; Tamar and Tavy Orchard Group; Transition Totnes – Nut Tree Project; Chyan Community Field; South West RHS Fruit Group; Company of Players – Cider with Roadies; Abundance ; Cornwall Orchards Project.
Lunch 13.00 - 14.00
A Question of Identity Feli Fernandez
East Malling Research has been working on a project on Genertic fingerprinting our orchard heritage in the SW. Genetic fingerprinting is a technique that allows individuals of a species to be distinguished from their DNA alone. Feli will share some of the results of her work, especially in relation to the Tamar Valley.
Local Support Networks (Commercial) Keith Goverd
Keith is a specialist with 40 years experience of tecnological make up of cider and juice from different apple varieties. He has established a successful business making a range of juice (including single variety juice) and cider and cider vinegar. He has advised people keen to establish orchards, juice or cider production on commercial production and processing of their fruit. In addition he helped to establish Bath Farmer's Market of which he is chairman.
From National Research To Local knowledge (Commercial)
An overview of current commercial concerns nationally. And local experience of cherry production Robert Fovargue, fruit Advisor at Pearce Seeds Ltd formerly worked with ADAS. One of his professional interests is cider production. In addition he has 4 acre of cherry production in Somerset.
Finish 16.00 approximately
CUMBERLAND & WESTMORLAND
Monday 27th – Thursday 30th September, Sizergh Castle (NT), Sizergh, nr Kendal.
Saturday 16th October, 11-4 pm. Wilf's Cafe, Millyard, Staveley, Cumbria LA8 9LR. Staveley's very first Apple Day! Free community apple pressing with the South Lakeland Orchard Group (SLOG www.slorchards.co.uk) - bring your spare or windfall apples for juicing and lots of bottles - you'll get more juice than you think! Come along even if you don't have any apples to press, you can always sample someone else's. There will be apple tasting, apple games, face painting, longest apple peel competition, local business stalls, live music, rural crafts and stalls selling everything appley - cakes, jams, jellies, pies and ice cream. Why not add to our local apple map - tell us your varieties or wild trees you know of. Experts will be on hand with advice on tree varieties, pests and diseases, pruning and grafting. Learn about local apple varieties, enter our raffle for a free tree or buy a tree on the day from SLOG. Tea and refreshments will be available all day in Wilf's cafe with lots of apple specials.All activities on the day are FREE! It is a fundraising event for the Staveley Apples for All project - giving away fruit trees to Staveley residents. Come along, get excited about local fruit with us and see what you can do with your fruit when your tree has matured. Get inspired! Share your abundance! Donations welcomed towards future events. Family day out, whether you have fruit trees or not. Please use public transport where possible - Staveley is well connected by train and the 555 bus. For further information contact Lorna Singleton on 01539 822165 or staveleyapplesforall[at]gmail[dot]com.
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th October Beetham Nurseries Plant, Garden Centre & Café :
Saturday 16th October : Celebrate the nation’s favourite fruits - meet Hilary Wilson ‘The Apple Lady’ on Saturday 16th October she has researched and sourced varieties suitable for the wet and cold conditions in this area, and is an expert in the skill of grafting. Hilary will be on hand to chat and answer questions, and identify your apples. Attractions to include: Wide selection of apple trees including some unusual varieties; enjoy apple tasting and delicious home made ‘fruity food’ in our Garden Café. Expert advice on pollination, pruning, pests and diseases & tree selection. Other fruit trees including: Peaches, Pears, Plums, Kiwis and Cherries.
Sunday 17th October The Kendal Beekeepers’ Association have again agreed to join us for the day. They were founded in 1945 and have about 40 members, all of whom are members of the British Beekeepers’ Association. They will bring along a glass observation hive with real bees, information on attracting bees into your garden, and a beehive containing photographs so people can see inside ‘safely’; you can taste and buy local honey; our young visitors can make beeswax candles, bee mobiles and bee masks and enter our apple colouring competition.. There has been a recent decline in bee populations in the UK and since without bees there would be no apples, Kendal Beekeepers’ will illustrate that beekeeping is not just an interesting hobby but that insect pollination of plants is vital for human and environmental survival. Beetham Nurseries Plant, Garden Centre & Café, Pool Darkin Lane, Beetham, LA7 7AP Tel: 015395 63630 Fax:015395 64487 firstname.lastname@example.org www.beethamnurseries.co.uk
Sunday 17 October, 11.00 to 4.30pm. Acorn Bank Apple Day. Acorn Bank Garden (NT), Temple Sowerby, Nr Penrith CA10 1SP. After a very late start due to the severest winter we have known for many years – blossom this year was approximately 2 weeks late, the warm weather came just in time and the bees were flying, pollination was good and the apple crop looks set to be a bountiful one. At Acorn Bank we have been running Apple Day since 1994 and over the years many local apple varieties have been identified by the apple experts. These have then been grafted and the trees planted in a new orchard which is being established in an old vegetable garden. Some of these trees are now producing great crops of their own, in particular the Lemon Square (the Eden Valley’s own apple) and Golden Noble, a perfectly round golden apple and one of the best bakers we have come across. There are so many newly identified Cumbrian apples that we are now running out of space and the next trees are going to be planted as cordons (a small restricted form.) These varieties have wonderful, evocative names such as ‘Bloody Ploughman’ (named to commemorate a sad event, a ploughman who was shot for stealing apples, his widow threw the apples onto the midden, wanting nothing to do with them, a seedling tree grew, and this is the result!) also ‘Hambleton Deux Ans’ the name implies that the apple will store for two years – we wait and see ! As well as the serious apple business – pruning demonstrations, apple identification, apple tasting and newly grafted trees for sale – Apple Day has developed over the years as a wonderful country festival with masses of family activities from simple games like apple bowling and apple bobbing to traditional entertainments such as Punch and Judy and the Morris Men plus many children’s workshops. For adults there are cookery and craft demonstrations, a local food producers market and so much more. Described by a visitor last year as ‘a slice of old England’. The event has to be self-supporting so an entrance charge is made to everyone, including National Trust members. Adults £5, Child £3, Family £14 (017683 61467). SaraBraithwaite@nationaltrust.org.uk
Sunday 10th October, 12.00-4.00. Townfield Barn, Shatton, S33 0BG.
A celebration of apples, orchards, nature and country crafts centred round a beautiful traditional Derbyshire barn, next to a small orchard. About 15-20 minutes walk from nearest bus stop (High Peak Garden Centre) and Bamford railway station. Apple growing advice from Julian Brandram (www.appletrees.org.uk/). Orchard tour & & pruning demonstrations. Family activities - apple printing, autumn discovery trail (incl making woodland elf houses), feltmaking. Craft demonstrations - basket making, local wool spinning and natural dyeing. Live music. Longest peel competition. Refreshments.
Bring your own clean bottles and apples for juicing! PLEASE BRING ANY SPARE APPLES IF POSSIBLE! Also hoping to have beekeeping information, fresh apple fritters, local pork and apple sausages and burgers, local orchard and fruit mapping etc.
Free entry: Parking £1.00 (climate change tax). Directions and map at http://www.eco-eco.co.uk/view/Apple_Day/ Organised by Transition Hope Valley. Alison Jackson-Bass 01298 812669 ajbass at eco-eco.co.uk
Sunday 10th October, 11am – 4pm. Calke Abbey (NT), Ticknall, Derby DE73 1LE. A celebration of the English apple and orchards. There will be juicings, tastings, puzzles and apple advice at our most popular autumn event, Garden ticket required. Normal admission charges apply. (01332 863822) email@example.com
22/23 Oct Swadlincote Market 10 - 4 admission free 'Come and taste lots of different apples, and have a go at juice making. If you bring the windfalls from your garden and a container for the juice you can take it home with you.' 01283 535039 or 07966 015644 on the day
Sunday 26th September, 11am – 3pm. Saltram (NT), Plympton, Plymouth PL7 1UH. Celebrate Michaelmas by helping to collect apples from the Saltram orchard and then having a go at making cider. Enjoy other rural skills demonstrations and entertainment from the Dartington Morris Men, with traditional food and drink. Booking essential (01752 333503). firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 1st October, 10am until 2pm. Apple Pressing at Bedford Square Tavistock. Bring your apples and see them turned into gold juice - apples must be clean and from ground not grazed by animals for last three months. Bring plastic containers (not milk) to take the juice home. Tavy & Tamar Apple Group, Brian Lamb (01822 841309) mob (07527449539).
Saturday 9th October, 10 – 2pm. Mincinglake Valley Park, (Calthorpe Road entrance) Exeter. Free event for all ages including apple pressing, apple games, making apple recipes, story telling, music, campfire cookery, a café, horticultural advice. A partnership event organised by the community with ‘Exeter Community Initiatives’ community worker Eve Malster. The City Council own the land and the orchard itself. Shelter and toilet available! Please wear sensible outdoor clothing and shoes and children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Eve Malster, Beacon Heath Community Worker, Exeter Community Initiatives. (01392 205800) (07910 264862).
Saturday 9th October, 1.30pm – 5pm. Bere Ferrers Church Hall, Bere Ferrers. Organised by the Tavy & Tamar Apple Group. Guest experts, demonstrations, products for sale on W.I. stall- Bere toffee apples made from local apples, cakes, pies, sauces, Devon apples. Refreshments. Apple Pie Baking competition for adults and under 12s to be judged by Peter Gorton, Master Chef at the Horn of Plenty near Tavistock. Longest Peel and Animals made from Apples competition. Trees for sale and advice from Endsleigh Nurseries at Milton Abbot. Apple pressing – bring your apples and containers to be crushed so you can take the juice home with you. Pruning demonstrations in the orchard by Charles Staniland. Grafting demonstrations and apple id. You can arrive by train by the Tamar Valley Line. Brian Lamb (01822 841309) Briankay1@tiscali.co.uk
Sunday 10 October,10am – 5pm. RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington EX38 8PH. A great day out for all the family, Rosemoor’s Apple Day is organised in conjunction with Orchards Live, Thornhayes Nursery and the RHS South West Area Fruit Group. Fantastic apple displays, cookery demonstrations from local chefs, apple recipes, apple tastings, planting and cultivation tips and children’s activities and trails. Rosie Sanders, apple expert and illustrator will be launching and signing The Apple Book, an expanded and updated edition of the original The English Apple - the book for apple identification - 144 varieties illustrated. Heather Messam (01805 626815) www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor
Friday 15th October. St Andrews School Buckland Monachorum. Apple pie competition, Apple pressing courtesy of the group from Bere Ferrers who hire their press to us, and help us to show everyone how to use it, and so everyone can enjoy the results, and take some juice home. Westlake Cider from Beaworthy, pasteurise some juice from our community orchard, the children are visiting Westlake on Friday to see how it all works. This enables us to have apple juice on the day for sale. the schools christmas Fair, and Wassailing early in 2011. There are games and light refreshments etc from 3.15pm until 4.30 ish, everyone is welcome collecting the children from school.
Saturday 16th October, 12pm – 4pm. Holbeton Orchard Come, harvest & press apples from the trees in Holbeton’s beautiful Community Orchard & taste the juice. Learn more about apple trees & the orchard, whilst the children enjoy apple activities & games.12 noon – 4pm in the orchard, just above the village hall (park in hall car park), Holbeton. For more info call South Devon AONB 01752 872815 or 01364 649206. FREE.
Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th October, 12am – 4pm. Woodhuish Farm (NT), meet at Mansands car park SX913530. Join in our first apple press of the year using our 200 year old cider press. Bring along your own apples to make juice and have a go at some traditional crafts. Watch sheep dog demonstrations, see rare breed sheep and cattle and sample some local farm produce. Bring stout footwear and work gloves. There are two separate sessions 11am – 1.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm. Adults £3, children £1.00. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Belinda Smith (01803 842382). Belinda.email@example.com
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th October, Eggesford Gardens, Eggesford, Chulmleigh EX18 7QU. A great weekend event to celebrate the English apple. Apple displays – many old and unusual varieties. Apple juice, cider, liqueur, wine and cheese tasting. Home made cakes, preserves, biscuits, chocolates and sweets. Apple pressing and lots more. firstname.lastname@example.org (01769 580250).
Sunday 17th October, 11am – 4pm. Killerton (NT), Broadclyst, Exeter. Celebrate the English apple and enjoy the splendour of autumn colour in Killerton’s parkland with apples for sale, cider-making and tasting and much more! Jen Waldron email@example.com
Sunday 17th October, 10am- 4pm. Cockington Court & Country Park, Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA. Displays include Apple Pressing and Local Ciders, Westcountry Produce and Crafts Marquees and Music and Family Entertaiment including Britain's Got Talent Semi Finalist " Cool Hand Luke". Adults £3.50 , Children Free! Free park and ride from Occombe Farm. (01803 606035) www.countrysidetrust.org.uk
Sunday 17th October, 10.30am- 4pm, Sharpham Estate, near Ashprington, Totnes. Eat, draw, paint & press to discover the full glory of apples with the AONB & KEVICS for a Big Draw day of creativity to celebrate the harvest. Bring your surplus apples (not from grazed pasture please) to press into juice on the Orchard Link press & soak up the autumn spirit with us.
Wednesday 20th October Thornhayes Nursery, St Andrews Wood, Dulford, Cullompton EZ15 2DF Apple Tasting
Thursday 21st October, 7.30pm – 11.15pm. Drake Manor Inn, Buckland Monachorum. Apple Day Charity Dinner & Auction in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance. Special guest- Tony Beard, the wag from Widdecombe. Entertainment, Wassail, Song & Dance. Tickets £20.00. Celia Steven firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 23rd October, 11am – 4pm. Otterton Mill, Otterton. We have lots of activities for the whole family and everyone who enjoys country living, including: food tastings; cookery and bakery demonstrations; a game meat BBQ; game or apple-based dishes in the restaurant and bakery; traditional apple pressing; bushcraft and foraging; as well as apple bobbing, pumpkin carving, forest school and anglo saxon activities for children. Shirley (01395 568521 email@example.com www.ottertonmill.com/
Sunday 24th October, 10-2pm, Matthews Hall, Topsham. Bring your apples and pears to get them pressed into lovely juice - fresh juice will also be on sale. Please BYO bottles and containers! Pressing will be in return for donations to raise money for Stallcombe House and the Topsham Community Association. Volunteers are available to pick your apples and pears in return for a donation (which can be apples!) Please call 01392 877219 for more information or to arrange picking. Alastair Mumford (01392 877219) | m: (07834 853174).
Sunday 31st October. Pannier Market, South Molton, North Devon
A family day out, with displays of apple, apple identification, apple juicing and cider tasting. Why not enter our cooking competitions for both young and old, or if you prefer the longest peel competition. Apples for sale or try the hog roast with apple sauce of course. Plenty of stalls and the Film Bus showing local films. Contact Jane Horne (01598 710092) Jfirstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 16th October, 10am – 2pm. Main School Hall, Shaftesbury School & Sports College, Salisbury Road Shaftesbury SP7 8ER. School recipe booklet, Apple bobbing, art competition, apple cakes and apple juice, cookery competition in school during that week all Year 7’s and 9’s, Longest Peel Competition, apple Raffle ( All apple related prizes), Apple chocolate Fountain, Young children’s apple printing and crafts Table.We hope to have some apple tasting & hope to have some information and displays from Common Ground. Admission free. Sara Broome.
Friday 22nd October Shaftesbury, Donkey Field Community Orchard from 6pm with hot cider and a bonfire.
October 23rd Bridport Community Orchard Group behind St Mary's Church off South Street, Bridport 11-3.00 in Church House if wet. Combined event with Symondsbury Apple Project. Apple display, identification, games and things for children, Dorset apple Cake competition, apple proucts on sale, cake stall, apple juicing, cider to taste, rural crafts, music, singing, storytelling, ploughman's lunches, tea and coffee. contact email@example.com 01308 458480
Saturday 23rd October, 12.00-4.00pm. Burton’s Community Orchard, Shillingstone (next to the new primary school). Ploughman’s lunches with a free glass of cider or juice pressed from the orchard’s apples; delicious homemade cakes and teas; Mummers; apple expert Harry Baker (ex RHS Fruit Officer) – bring along your unidentified apples; children’s pony rides and activities (expect apple bobbing); mini beast hunting, ferret racing, bees, local craftspeople, apple juicing emonstrations; cake and photography competitions, raffle and grand draw. Adults £1, children free. (01258 860019).
Sunday 24 October Ye Olde Two Brewers, 24 St James, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HE Bring your own apples for the press, apple bobbing, local ciders, longest peel competition, Dorset Apple cake competition. Check
Thursday 28th October, 10am - 4pm. Mill House Cider Museum, Owermoigne DT2 8HZ. Cider Making Open Day. A day of Traditional Cider Making will take place in October half term ! Apples will be crushed and pressed using the antique equipment - a chance for people to see the traditional way of making cider in the flesh. There will also be demonstrations of how cider can be made at home using simple everyday items, as well as Cider Tasting, games, face painting, Dorset Hotdogs, Thatching Demonstration, Jewellery making, Hot mulled cider and Dorset Apple cake on sale! Penny Whatmoor (01305 852220) www.millhousecider.com
Long Crichel Bakery Supper Club – Shop and Tearooms, Cook Row, Wimborne Minster. Apple Day supper when? check 01258 830852 www.longcrichelbakery.co.uk
Sat 16th October Durham Clayport Library, Millennium Place, Durham DH11WA free. Apples to sample 10-3.30pm Old varieties from orchards at Houghall and Plawsworth. Apple Bakes :pre-made tasters from chef Rachel Markham –including apple chutney,cheese and apple bread,apple crumble cake ,aduki bean & apple slice 11-2pm (they don’t last long) Swop your favourite apple recipes. Appley stories rhymes and crafts aimed at children 2:15pm
Apple Talk with Fiona Green, garden historian 2pm. Benfieldside Morris and friends dancing in Millennium Place 1pm. Apple books on display. Apples in the Archives :display from Durham County Record Office. Stalls: Love Food Hate Waste (Durham County Council), Durham Beekeeping Association, Durham Fruit Group (with details of the Durham fruit map), Oldfields Restaurant in Durham will also be offering an apple menu on this day and a few days either side.
The dishes on offer include: Salad of Durham Cow Blue cheese with pickled walnuts and apple
Slow cooked rare-breed pork shoulder with braised red cabbage and apple and thyme sauce Bramley crumble with ginger custard. Anita Thompson 0191 386 4003, Information Services & Local Studies Officer, Clayport Library, Durham County Council 0191 386 4003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 21st October 2pm FREE Guided walk to Old Durham Gardens with David Butler meeting outside Clayport Library @2pm A walk of about 2 and a half miles along Durham’s riverbanks to one of the City’s less well known gardens at Old Durham. Apples and other fruit have been grown at Old Durham for 400 years. On the walk we also look at some aspects of Durham’s history. Wear suitable clothing and sensible footwear. Anita Thompson 0191 386 4003 :Durham Clayport Library (Durham County Council) 0191 386 4003 email@example.com
Sunday October 31st, 10am to 4pm. Nature’s World, Ladgate Lane, Acklam, Middlesbrough TS5 7YN. As part of the ‘Traditional Orchards of the Lower Tees Valley’ project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, there will be a one-day event held at Nature’s World to celebrate local traditional orchards and the wide variety of fruits grown in them. There will be a display of different fruits, demonstrating the wide varieties of fruits that have been grown locally for the past 150 years or more – with the opportunity to taste some of them! If you have an orchard or fruit tree why not bring a few fruits with you to add to the demonstration, or, if you do not know what the variety is, compare it with those on display to try to find out? There will also be samples of cakes, puddings, pickles and preserves to taste and the chance try some freshly pressed apple juice. Admission to the Apple Event is FREE. Helen Herring (01642 576611) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September, Audley End Walled Kitchen Garden. Display, identification & advice from EEAOP. www.english-heritage.org.uk
Friday, 22 October, 8pm – 11pm. Hawkwell Village Hall, Main Road, Hawkwell SS5 4EH. South East Essex Organic Gardeners are celebrating Apple Day with a Ceilidh on and local band ‘GARLIC SPREAD’ with caller SIBBY. Tickets cost £11.00 (adult) and £5.00 (child under 14), which include a delicious freshly-made Ploughman’s Supper and glass of Apple Juice. Vegan option available by prior request. Bring your own drink – raffle. Carole Shorney (01702 201914)email@example.com http://www.seeog.org.uk/
Friday 22nd Oct – Sunday 24th October, 11am – 4pm. Pomona Fruits and Bushukan Bonsai will be holding an Apple Tasting Fayre and Bonsai Show at Bushukan Bonsai Nursery, Ricbra, Lower Road, Hockley, Essex SS5 5NL. Set in the wonderful surroundings of Bushukan Bonsai Nursery, this free family event is a great opportunity to taste over 20 different varieties of English apple and learn about growing fruit. Expert advisors from Pomona Fruits will be on hand to answer any queries you might have about fruit growing and should you wish to place an order for bare root fruit trees and bushes (for delivery in the late autumn), there will be a 15% discount on many items. Bushukan Bonsai will be displaying specimen trees in a Japanese Garden setting and members of the Southend Bonsai Society will be on hand to give assistance to budding Bonsai enthusiasts. Bushukan Bonsai will be offering 10% off indoor Bonsai (ideal for Christmas gifts). There will also be a small art and pottery exhibition. Light refreshments will be available. Free entrance & car parking. Pomona Fruits (0845 676 0607) firstname.lastname@example.org www.PomonaFruits.co.uk
Saturday 23rd October, 8am – 5pm. Crapes Fruit Farm, Rectory Road, Aldham, Colchester CO6 3RR. Display of all our apple varieties - hundreds of them. Visitors may bring apples to identify and will have a chance to taste some of the different sorts. Order packs of mixed, interesting varieties to send for Christmas and birthday gifts so that friends can have their own tastings. Andrew Tann (01206 212375) email@example.com
Saturday 23 October, Lathcoats Farm, Shop & PYO, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford CM2 8LX. Specialist family fruit farm offering over 40 varieties of apples. Stephen & Philip Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th October, 10am – 4pm. RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Westerns Approach, Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8AT. Celebrate the harvest festival season at Hyde Hall. There’s something to keep everyone amused from colourful apple and pumpkin displays to food stalls selling local produce. Be sure to visit our new orchard with its range of traditional Essex apple varieties such as Chelmsford Wonder and Braintree Seedling, and if you fancy growing a tree yourself, Apple Revival – who specialize in unique and rare varieties – will be on hand to help you choose the right one. Treat yourself with some of our tasty apple and juice samples and maybe even buy some Hyde All honey to take home! You will also be able to learn all about home composting and improve your gardening knowledge with a visit to our advice desk. Normal garden admission applies. Sue Carter (01245 402006) suecarter@rhs,org,uk www.rhs.org.uk/hydehall
Please note there are lots of wonderful celebrations to chose from in Gloucestershire please forgive us for failing to put them in date order – look through the whole of the county or you might miss something.
Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th October, 10am – 4.30pm. Westbury Court Garden (NT), Westbury-on-Severn GL14 1PD. A chance to try and buy apples and other fruit grown at Westbury Court and other National Trust gardens. Taste and buy apples from Roman to Edwardian times. This year we will have an apple/pear crush and press available for members of the public to use free of charge. (01452 760461) email@example.com
Thursday 21st October 1.30 until 2.10 pm. Members of Chipping Campden School and the Campden Society are holding out third Apple Day. Apple chomping competition, pressing demonstration, feed the pigs the pulp, apple leather, juice tastings, chocolate apple making, peeler/corer/slicers, apple crisps, apple staff bakeoff, apple menu in the canteen etc. etc.
Thursday 21 October 2010, 1pm to 6pm Bensons Totally Fruity, Sandyhill Farm, Sherborne GL54 3DS free with donations encouragedTraditional pressing of apples and bottling of juice. Hand pressing of juice using apples brought by guests. BBQ with local produce supplied by local producers including sausages and apple chutney supplied by Cotswold Farm Park. Beverages supplied by Bensons Totally Fruity and includes English apple juice/cider/apple punch (alcoholic and non alcoholic). Visiting Kunekune pigs from the Cotswold Farm Park. Orders only: 01451 844134
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October 11-5. Snowshill Manor NT apple displays, tastings,recipes in restaurant. Buy apples, juice, cider. Apple activities for children. Our popular annual event of all things apple related, featuring displays of many old and unusual varieties. Both days are packed with seasonal things to do, including tastings of apples and freshly-pressed juice, a local produce market and activities for children. Ring 01386 852410/859486 for details visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshillmanor Linda Roberts, Gardener in Charge, The National Trust, Snowshill Manor, Worcestershire WR12 7JU email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October 10-3. Hidcote NT celebrate the launch of our very own brand of apple juice.
“Fruitful” Art Exhibition
There will be an orchard-related Art Exhibition & talks at Nature-in-Art www.nature-in-art.org.uk Wallsworth Hall, Sandhurst Lane, Sandhurst, Gloucester GL2 9PA 01452 731 422, 28th September - 14th October 2010. A multi-media celebration of orchards by a group of artists called “Fruitful”. Some items for sale. An illustrated talk and apple tasting with Martin Hayes on Wed 13th October 2010 at Nature in Art: Come and hear a real apple enthusiast and expert present an informal talk on orchards and the work that happens in them. With a tasting of Orchard related produce such as juice, cider and perry, apples and pears, this is the ideal way to mark our art exhibition celebrating orchards. Martin Hayes (Gloucestershire Orchard Group) email@example.com 07900 985679
Naunton Park Apple Day, Cheltenham Sunday 3 October 2010 afternoon.
Apple Pressing Breakfast at North Nibley Village Hall on Sunday 3rd October 2010 - from 9am Pancakes And Bacon Butties! Bring your own apples to press and some bottles. firstname.lastname@example.org A community event in aid of North Nibley Village Hall.
Thornbury Farmers Market Apple Day – Thursday 7th October 2010
We shall be at the Farmers Market on the HONEY STALL and will have a selection of apples for tasting and buying. Warm invitation to join us. Peter and Jean Grudgings 01454 417321.
Wickwar Community Orchard should get its first very small harvest of apples this year and I am taking children from the local primary school to pick and then extract the juice from the fruit on week of Tuesday 12 October 2010 onwards. Andy Poole Wickwar Community Orchard 01454 299773 email@example.com
Leonard Stanley Apple Day Saturday 16th October 2010
Leonard Stanley is holding its fourth Apple Pressing Day which has proved extremely popular in previous years. The event is free to enter to join in the enjoyment of making fresh juice. Bring your own apples or pears, or we can give you some that have been kindly donated by local orchard owners - you must bring your own containers to take your juice away in though (plastic milk cartons are ideal so start saving)! The event, as in previous years is being held in the farmyard setting of Church Farm in the centre of Leonard Stanley between 12 and 4pm. There is also a traditional pig roast, mulled apple juice, teas and coffees as well as a local producers food market. We look forward to welcoming back the many regulars as well as new faces. For more information contact David Newton on 01453 792172 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Abbey Home Farm Apple Day Saturday 16th October 2010, Stroud area. Mike Wakeford email@example.com
Stroud Farmers Market Apple Day - Saturday 16 October 2010 9am - 2pm
With a special exhibition from Days Cottage (GOG chairman Dave Kaspar & Helen Brent-Smith) of 50 varieties of traditional Gloucestershire apples to see, feel, smell and taste. No juicing of public apples please – Dave/Helen will be pressing their own apple pulp only. Learn all about local apple varieties and have free tasters of freshly pressed apple juice. Dave may be able to identify your fruit, if time.
Oxenhall Apple Day - Sunday October 17th 2010,12noon – 4.30pm
Oxenhall Parish Hall. Light Refreshments All Day, Soup Lunch, Apple Teas, Apple Sales – Locally Grown Apples, Apple Juice, Display Of Apples, Gloucestershire & National Varieties – Glos. Orchard Group, Display Of Wildlife In Orchards – Glos. Wildlife Trust, Poultry Park, Collection of Rare Breeds Of Poultry, Arks & Equipment For Sale. Elaine Shears 01452 790259
Horfield Organic Community Orchard (HOCO), Bristol on Sunday 17th October 2010, 2 – 4 pm. • Enjoy 100 fruiting trees, bushes and vines• Taste unusual and local varieties• Buy cakes, produce, plants and trees• Make juice and make merry (Surplus apples for juicing are welcome – no windfalls, please, because of rats) All welcome - bring family and friends (Dogs on leads) To find the Orchard (BS7 8JP) walk down the lane beside 22 Kings Drive (between Bishop Road and Kellaway Avenue), turn left and it’s the first gate on the right; OR take the lane beside 134 Longmead Avenue until you come to the last gate on the left. Shannon Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Highfield Nurseries, Whitminster Apple Day - Sunday 17 October 2010
All our Fruit Experts will be on hand to give detailed advice on planting and growing fruit of all types. Usual events for children. Our restaurant, as always, will be offering a wide range of home cooked food, once again with an 'Apple' theme. We are planning food tasting of items that can be purchased in our Food Hall which are all from local suppliers. 01452 741444/740266.
Bishops Cleeve Apple Juicing – Sunday 17th October 2010 Transition Town event.
Richard Tibbles 01242 672246 or email@example.com
for more info.
Painswick Rococo Garden Harvest Festival - Monday 18th October until Sunday 31st October (halfterm) 2010 Every day 11am-5pm
Apple & Pear pressing, fruit displays (including heritage Gloucestershire varieties), heritage potato display, pumpkin display, Leaflets from the Gloucestershire Orchard Group, Children's activities, but all ages welcome, old and young! Chris Hitchcock Head Gardener.
http://www.rococogarden.co.uk 01452 813204
Bristol Farmers Market Apple Day - Wednesday 20 October 2010
With Dave Kaspar & Helen Brent-Smith of Days Cottage Apple Juice/Gloucestershire Orchard Group. Gloucestershire apple displays, tastings (no public juicing please – Dave/Helen will be juicing their own apple pulp only). Dave may be able to identify your apples, informally if time.
Thurs 21 October 2010 juicing at The Organic Farm Shop, Cirencester. We have an expert to identify your apple varieties, juicing equipment on the go, games for the kids and Walcot Organic Nurseries will also have a stall - bring the family and enjoy our beautiful farm, shop and cafe - 10am til 2pm. See you there!
Gloucester Farmers Market with Apples Friday 22 October 2010
Juicing, Gloucestershire apple display and more! Thanks to Elaine Shears (01452 790259), Gerb & Clare Gerbrands (01453 840265).
Juice & Cider Making Course on Fri 22nd October 2010 10-4 at Daylesford Organic Farm Shop Join artisan cider maker Jez Taylor to learn the principles of apple juice and cider making with tastings of dessert, culinary and cider fruit juices. We shall be collecting, picking and pressing, and at the end of the day participants will leave with a 25 litre barrel of juice to ferment and make delicious home made cider. The course will include a theory session, refreshments, lunch from the Daylesford Organic farmshop and a barrel of apple juice to enjoy at home. Places on the course require booking and are based in the Daylesford Kitchen Garden, as featured at the Chelsea Flower Show. On arrival, please proceed to the Farmshop. To find out more please contact us on 01608731700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
£95 per person includes lunch and refreshments (£12.50 discount for Soil Association members).
Gloucester Folk Museum Apple Day – Saturday 23rd October 2010
Westgate Street, Gloucester (no art exhibition this year). Display of Gloucestershire apples (from the Gloucestershire Orchard Group). Live demonstration of the horse-powered cider mill, cider press and cider-making equipment. Sample cake and apple juice and bring the children. 01452 396868. Free Admissions, Free Activities.
Westley Farm on Sunday 24th October 2010, 10:00-16:00 at Chalford, Stroud GL6 8HP. Building on last year’s success we are hosting another juicing day:
GOG member Andy Charters is demonstrating his highly efficient mobile mill & press.
- Wash, mill & press your apples or pears for 40p per litre
- Bring your own containers - or we can supply some at minimal cost
- Pasteurise your juice on the day so it lasts all year
- Home brew expert Mike Brock-Cook on hand to advise on cider making
- Loos, parking & refreshments available
Phone ahead to book your slot. Contact Hege or Julian Usborne on 01285 760262 or check out http://www.westleyfarm.co.uk/apples.htm
Wick Court Pear Day & Open Day, Sunday 24th October 2010 Overton Lane Arlingham, Gloucester GL2 7JJ 01452 741023 email@example.com Heather Tarplee for more info. Farms for City Children.
South Gloucestershire Council Orchard News and Events Autumn 2010
We’re linking up with the South Gloucestershire Food Partnership and the Wildways Project to bring a feast of orchard related events this autumn. With tours, open days, and workshops there’s plenty to entice you out this Autumn.
Saturday 2nd October - 11.00am and 2.00pm Riddle's Cider, Oak Farm, Oldbury Lane, Thornbury, BS35 1RD Take a tour of the cider orchard and learn to identify varieties of apples such as Yarlington Mill and Sheep's Nose, see the cider making process using a 100 year old cider press. Maximum 30 per tour.
Please telephone Matthew Riddle on 07877 413298 to book a place.
Saturday 9th October - 9.00am to 1.00pm Oldbury Power Station, BS35 1RQ. (ST608944) Join in picking apples to be processed into apple juice and cider. Be a part of bringing under-used orchards back into life. Good family day out. Booking essential. Please call Neil Phillips on 07885 214291 for further details and to reserve your place. www.orchardeye.com
Sunday 10th October - 10.30am to 3.30pm Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne, BS36 1SE Celebrate the richness and variety of English fruit at this 14th Century historic barn. Lots of events and stalls on the day with activities for children of all ages. Please call John Morris on 01454 863581 for further details.
Sunday 10th October - 12noon to 5.00pm Avon Wildlife Trust, Willsbridge Valley Local Nature Reserve, Willsbridge. BS30 6EX (ST 664707) Annual event at the Mill celebrating the wildlife and cultural traditions associated with our local orchards. Orchard games, display of traditional varieties, apple pressing, apple tasting and chutney demonstrations. Please call Joe McSorley on 0117 9177270 for further details. www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk
Monday 11th October - 10.30am to 12.30pm Grimsbury Farm, Kingswood. BS15 9SE. (ST663733) Wildways Orchard Conservation Muck in with a bit of practical work including mulching and pruning around the old and new orchard trees. No experience necessary, tools provided. Wear old clothes and boots. Meet in main car park at farm, Grimsbury Rd, Kingswood. Please call Sally Pattison on 01454 863556 for further details.
Wildways Orchard Discovery Walk Tuesday 12th October - 10.30am to 12.30pm Staple Hill, BS16 5LR. (ST650759) Gentle walk along the Bristol Bath Railway Path to Mangotsfield, Pomhprey Hill and Rodway Common. Meet at Fountain Square, High Street, Staple Hill. Please call Sally Pattison on 01454 863556 for further details.
Wildways Orchard Conservation Thursday 14th October - 10.30am to 12.30pm Cock Road Ridge Nature Reserve, Longwell Green. BS15 9LA. (ST653623) Muck in with a bit of practical work including mulching and pruning around the old and new orchard trees. No experience necessary, tools provided. Wear old clothes and boots. Meet at Longwell Green Leisure Centre. Please call Sally Pattison on 01454 863556 for further details.
Friday 15th October - 10am to noon Grimsbury Farm, Grimsbury Road, Kingswood.BS15 9SE (ST663733). Autumn Apple Bake is suitable for adults with special needs and wheelchair users. An invitation to learn how to make healthy but delicious recipes using fruit harvested locally. £3 fee but you get to take away something you have baked! Maximum 10 people. Please call 01454 863592 to book a place.
Perry Pear Day
Saturday 16th October - 11am to 4.30pm
Dyrham Park, Dyrham nr Bath. SN14 8ER
It's Perry Pear Orchard harvest time! Come along for tastings and tips on growing your own pears and other soft fruit. Guided walks, demonstrations, children's trail and a Perry Pear menu in the Tea-rooms. Normal admission charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-dyrhampark
Wildways Big Apple Day Sunday 17th October - 10.00am to 2.00pm Grimsbury Farm, Kingswod. BS15 9SE. (ST663733) Bring your own apples, have them pressed by the Scrumping Project and take away a bottle of your own apple juice! Or leave your apples for the Scrumping Project to make into cider. Meet at car park at Grimsbury Farm, Grimsbury Road, Kingswood. Please call Sally Pattison on 01454 863556 or John Morris on 01454 863581 for further details.
The Orchard conservation workshops listed above are free. The Wildways Project is supported by South Gloucestershire Council and Natural England, through the BIG Lottery Fund.
To celebrate the 21st Anniversary of Apple Day which falls on Thursday 21st October 2010, South Gloucestershire Council is encouraging local schools to take part in creating an apple based menu to serve at dinner time. Here at our new eco-friendly council offices in Yate we’re laying on a lunchtime menu for staff which includes Apple and Celery Soup Infused with Wiltshire Stilton, Pork Loin Cutlet served on a Compote of Bramley Apples with Cider Gravy, Pot Roasted Lamb stuffed with Dates and Apples With Minted Jus, Nut Roasted Apple and Quorn Strudle with Tomato Coulis and Apple, Sultana & Walnut Pie With Custard. Please call John Morris on 01454 863581 for further details.
Saturday 23rd October - 10am to 2.00pm Horton Village Hall, nr Chipping Sodbury Annual event held at this local village beneath the Cotswold escarpment - apple games and advice from local organisations and companies on the management of fruit orchards.
The Scrumping Project Neil Phillips writes “Last years Scrumping Project is featured in James Russell’s brilliant new book, ‘The Naked Guide to Cider’. Under the title of ‘My Cider Story’ the piece talks about the concept behind the project as well as its achievements. The book is also full of useful info on everything Cider, including how to make the stuff”. It also features a selection of Neil’s photographs on Frank Naish, Britain’s oldest cidermaker. There are also pictures of Frank recently published in ‘Venue Magazine’.
We will be selling copies of the book (as well as other cider/orchard based books) so come along and pick up your copy on the pressing day on 17th October at Grimsbury Farm.
Community Cider Project launches in Pucklechurch
A new community cider project wants to use windfalls and unwanted apples from gardens in and around Pucklechurch to make “Pucklechurch Press”, their very own village cider. The cider will be available at the Revel beer and cider festivals and other community events. All profits will go to Revel funds in aid of village organisations and groups. Nick Milo, Head Brewer at the local Cotswold Spring Brewery has kindly agreed to help and will supervise the process and assist in the production of the cider. The Revel Beer & Cider Festival committee will also be providing assistance. Apples can be dropped off at the Village Hall car park on 4th October between 10am and noon or alternatively the group will collect them from your house. For further details please contact Martin Smith on 01454 937 4437 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.pucklechurch.org/html.cider.html
South Glos & Year of Biodiversity 2010
We’re celebrating the Year of Biodiversity at the Engage Festival on 16th October 2010 at the WISE Campus, Filton College. Visit the eco zone for information on orchards, the orchard survey and plenty of apple related things. www.southglos.gov.uk/engage
Saturday 23rd October, 8pm. Apple Day Gig, Star Anise Arts Cafe, Slad Road, Stroud. Souled & Healed & Jazzz Duo Mike Waites & Billy Woodman. Poets and guests. £5.00 n door. Rosie may be there?
HAMPSHIRE & THE ISLE OF WIGHT
Saturday 25th September, 10.30 to 14.00. Memorial Hall Durley Street, Durley, Southampton SO32 2AR. Fruitwise Heritage Apples: exhibition of up to 30 varieties of heritage apples from our orchard plus sales of fruit, fresh pressed juice, and cider from our apples (bottled and draft). Other stalls will offer local crafts and produce. Light refreshments (ploughman’s lunch with quality local cheese, apple cake, tea and coffee). Attempted apple identification. Admission free. If you have any special apples of known variety, please bring a few with a label to add to the exhibition. www.fruitwise.net email@example.com
Saturday 9th October 10.30am - 12.30pm Cobbett Rd Library, Cobbett Rd
Southampton. Friends of Cobbett Rd Library invite you to their Apple Day. Tea, coffee, locally produced apple juice and appley goodies. Displays, recipes, books. Longest peel contest. Children's story time 11am. Colour in your apple and put it on our "tree". Bring your spare apples - or pears and plums - to share or swap. Free event - all welcome. Good local transport connections including nearby Bitterne railway station.
Sunday 10th October, 10.00am - 4.30pm. Blackmore Nurseries, Blackmoor, Nr Liss GU23 6BS. Blackmoor Estate's famous Apple Tasting Day will be back for the 41st year running. This hugely popular free local event is a rare opportunity for fruit enthusiasts to taste a wide variety of the old an new apple and pear varieties grown at Blackmoor - from traditional favourites like Cox's Orange Pippin and Lord Lambourne to exciting new varieties like Junami and Rubens. Apple 'doctors' will be on hand to identify mystery apples and apple ailments, we will be giving nursery tours and as usual there will be a range of other attractions including: rural craft fair and demonstrations; community fete; local produce stalls; horse and cart rides; cakes and teas; climbing wall; live music; Morris dancing; and Blackmoor cider! (01420 477978).
Saturday 16th October, 11am – 4pm. The Vyne (NT), Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL. Not just apples! Explore our organic orchard, enjoy apple tasting, demonstrations, a family trail and other activities. Normal admission charges apply. Cathy Baker (01256 883858). firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday October 17th 2.00 – 4.30 War Memorial Hall, Abbotts Ann, Nr Andover. Display of apple varieties; tasting; Chris Bird from Sparsholt College to identify – please bring 4 apples of each variety with stalk attached; art and craft activities; garden produce - bring and share your surplus apples; bring a recipe to add to the village recipe book; bring your favourite apple dish for others to try – cakes, pies, chutneys, jellies – what we have will depend on what you bring; pressing and juice making; apple games; longest peel competition; apple tree mapping; encouraging wild life – help us decide on our village project; tea and cake. Linked to village Harvest Festival: Family Service, St Mary’s Church, Abbotts Ann 11.00 Bring and Share Lunch, War Memorial Hall, 12.15 – 1
Wednesday 27th October, 10-12 & 2-4pm,The Tea Rooms, Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley, Southampton SO31 5GA. Archery, cider & apple pressing, pin the maggot on the apple, apple produce for sale, guided walk around the orchard, face painting, longest apple peel competition. Admission free, but small charge for activities. Michele Meek (02380 455157) Michele.email@example.com
October 3rd Berrington Hall NT
Two Apple Day song workshops for 9-13 years. 12.00 and 2.00 In order to stem the destruction of our orchards, the wild life and culture that they support, Common Ground instigated Apple Day in 1990 as a new calendar custom, celebrated on October 21st. To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Apple Day on 21st October 2010, Apple Journeys will be a song cycle for children’s choirs, the eclectic folk band Big Top and soloist. The apple, common yet most exotic of fruits, embodies the age long collaboration between humankind and nature. This song cycle will follow the apple from the wild forests of the Tien Shan – the Heavenly Mountains (between China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) through to our present day, both supermarket shelves and Community Orchards. With support from PRSF and National Trust, Common Ground is commissioning composer Karen Wimhurst. The project will start with children’s song writing workshops in orchards for Apple Day 2010 led by the composer, inspiring a song cycle to be performed summer /autumn 2011.
Contact Gareth Gwilt Berrington Hall, Leominster HR6 0DW 01568 615 721
Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th October The Big Apple celebrations in Parishes of the Marcle Ridge Aylton, Little Marcle, Much Marcle, Munsley, Pixley, Putley and Woolhope. www.bigapple.org.uk The local orchards are famous for their cider fruit and their excellent eating apples in and around Much Marcle; share with us in our tradition of apple growing and cidermaking.
Apple sales. Take home some quality English apples. Reddingend, Much Marcle 9am to 6pm. Roots at Little Verzons, Pixley 9am to 5pm. Cider tasting and sales. Much Marcle Lyne Down Cider, 10am to 5pm. Gregg’s Pit Perry and Cider, 10.30am to 6pm. Westons Cider, 10am to 4pm. Much Marcle Village Shop, Sat 8am to 6pm, Sun 9am to 12.30pm
Putley. Once upon a Tree, 10am to 3pm. Coffee shops. Roots at Little Verzons, Pixley, 9am to 4pm. Bottle Museum Tearoom, Westons, 10am to 4pm. Lunches and suppers.
Our local pubs and restaurants will be serving dishes using apple and cider recipes.
Royal Oak, 01531 660300
Scrumpy House, 01531 660626 (closed Sunday eve)
Slip Tavern, 01531 660246
Walwyn Arms, 01531 660758 Butchers Arms, Woolhope, 01432 860281
Crown Inn, Woolhope, 01432 860468
Trumpet Inn, A4172 / A438 / A417 crossroads, 01531 670277
Saturday 9th October
Enthusiasts Day - hands on opportunity to learn to make cider with the Little Cider Press Company. Lunch provided; take home apple juice and cider for fermenting. Details and booking (essential) 01531 670713. 10am to 4pm. £65.00.
The Naked Guide to Cider. James Russell will be signing his new book at Gregg’s Pit from 10.30am to 6pm
Leominster Morris at Westons (11.30am), Gregg’s Pit (12.30pm), Hellens (3pm).
On the trail of our iconic woodpeckers. A talk by Nicky Davies, Woodpeckers of Herefordshire Coordinator. Haywain, Hellens*, 12.30pm
Single variety tasting. An expert introduction to a selection of apples, their juice and their qualities as single variety ciders. With Gabe Cook/Jean Nowell. Haywain, Hellens*, 2pm. £1.50
A Changing Climate for Orchards? A talk by Richard Heathcote, Sustainable Development Manager, Heineken UK. Haywain, Hellens*, 3.30pm.
The Apple Tree project at Hereford Cathedral. Sandy Elliot will be presenting this project to create a 6 metre diameter stone 'apple tree' in the pavement outside the west entrance of the cathedral. Hellens 12.00 - 4.30pm
Sunday 10th October
Marcle Ridge Walk. 7 mile walk, led by David Walker. Steep in places. No dogs please. Donations welcome. Meet Crown Inn, Woolhope (GR612357), 9.30am.
Big Apple Bike Ride. Market House, Ledbury at 10am, leave 10.30. Follow quiet country lanes, visiting cider producers and orchards. BYO picnic and explore Big Apple, returning pm to Ledbury. Information 01531 635432.
Press your own apples with The Little Cider Press Company. Booking essential (01531 670713). At Crown Inn, Woolhope, from 11am
Single variety tasting. As Saturday, but at 1.30pm
The Mystery and History of the Perry Pear – a talk by Jim Chapman, Hartpury National Collection of Perry Pears. Donations to Hartpury Trust. Haywain, Hellens*, 3.pm
The Apple Tree project at Hereford Cathedral. Sandy Elliot will be presenting this project to create a 6 metre diameter stone 'apple tree' in the pavement outside the west entrance of the cathedral. Hellens 12 - 4.30pm
*Please note that unless otherwise stated an entry charge of £2 will cover all events on the Hellens site Apples and activities Hellens (GR661333) (HR8 2LY) - The 'Main Event'
A Feast of Apples – displays of apples, cider fruit and perry pears; tastings of dessert and culinary fruit.
Exhibitions and various talks – see special events.
Apple identification by Marcher Apple Network (£2 a variety on the day where possible; otherwise collected and retained for investigation); sales of apple juice, cider.
Apple market selling less usual varieties.
Tours of the house (£6, concessions) at 1, 2 and 3.30pm.
12 noon to 4.45pm. Entry £2.00 per person (children under 16 free). Note the earlier opening time this year.
Much Marcle Memorial Hall (GR658330)
Morning refreshments 10am -12 noon
Apple teas – delicious! 2 - 5pm
Gregg’s Pit (GR662323) (HR8 2NL)
Open day – small scale artisan perry/cider-making in a traditional orchard. Ploughman’s lunches by Truffles Delicatessen. 10.30am - 6pm
Lyne Down Cider (GR646312) (HR8 2NT)
Open day – demonstrations of traditional cidermaking; orchard tools and machinery. Barbecue. 10am - 5pm
Westons Cider (GR648331) (HR8 2NQ)
Guided tours (£6.00/£3.25) 11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm. Self-guided orchard walk. Shire horse dray rides (£3/£2). 10am - 4pm
St Bartholomew’s Church (GR657327)
Harvest church open, produce sale, tours of the bell tower (children must be accompanied by an adult). Donations welcome. 11am - 5pm
Awnells Farm (HR8 2NW)
Guided walks through the orchards. Meet the traditional Hereford cattle. Craft activities for accompanied children, 11 – 1. Donations welcome. 11am to 5pm
Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th October, Cider Museum, 21 Ryelands Road, Hereford HR4 OLW. Cidermaking Festival and Apple Day. Display of cider apples such as Cider Lady’s Finger, Slack-ma-Girdle, Brown Snout or Bloody Turk. Master cidermaker Ralph Owen will be demonstrating the traditional way of making cider using a portable mill and press powered by tractor engine. Tutored cider tastings, walk through the original cider cellars. Coopering and blacksmith demonstrations. Apple pressing. Advice from Herefordshire Beekeepers’ Association etc. Margaret Thompson (01432 354207) firstname.lastname@example.org www.cidermuseum.co.uk/
Saturday October 17th Leominster Apple Fair, Lion Ballroom, Broad Street. Marcher Apple Network present. Felicity Norman (01568 780886)
Saturday, 17th October. Tenbury Apple Fest. Marcher Apple network present. Details from Bernard Morgan. Tel. 07979 830724.
Saturday 17th October 2009 at Colwall Cricket Club Ground, Stowe Lane Colwall, Herefordshire, WR13 6EH the Colwall Village Garden project is holding it’s annual Apple Day at : the group consists of two organisations in partnership, about to make a big lottery fund application to enable formation of a community orchard surrounding new allotment spaces. 11.00: Decorate your wheelbarrows with an orchard theme (prize for best one), load them up with spare apples and meet us on Colwall Green outside the School for a procession to the Cricket Ground - led by the wonderful Outdoor Capering Crew. 11:30: Morning: Performance by Outdoor Capering Crew, Apple juicing*, Apple games; Lunchtime: Pig roast, cakes and bar; Afternoon: Performance by Outdoor Capering Crew, Apple juicing, Apple games; Fruit Identification with John Edgeley exPershore College. Note: parking at Village Hall email@example.com www.colwallvillagegarden.org
Saturday 17- Sunday 18th October Cider Museum, 21 Ryelands Street, Hereford HR4 OLW. Demonstration of traditional cider making. Herefordshire bee keeper’s exhibition, coopering demonstrations, fairground organ, display of apples. Marcher Apple Network present. (01432 354207) firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday and Sunday 23rd and 24th October The Marcher Apple Network (MAN) Hereford Race Course celebrating Apple Day at the Flavours of Herefordshire Food Festival. Apples identified on both days, 10-12noon and 2-4pm. Those wishing to have fruit identified should bring three good specimens of each variety. In addition there will be a display of traditional apples, some closely associated with the Marcher Counties and a display of cider fruit. Books, including MAN's recently published 'Welsh Marches Pomona' and CDs will be on sale. Peter Austerfield, Chairman, Marcher Apple Network. http://www.marcherapple.net/diary.htm.
Sunday 3rd October 12noon to 4pm Free Charters Health Club, Russet Drive, off Hill End Lane, St Albans AL4 0RA Apples and apple juice from Highfield Park’s orchards for sale, other popular English apples also for sale. Apple juicing demonstration, lots of craft, gift and food stalls, apple themed cafe and games for the children. Anna Cohen, Park Manager, Highfield Park Trust email@example.com www.highfieldparktrust.co.uk 01727 847242
Saturday, 9th October, 11 am – 4pm. St Elizabeth’s Centre, Bourne Lane, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, SG10 6EW. You are invited to our 3rd annual apple day at St Elizabeth’s Centre Much Hadham. There will be lots to enjoy, apple picking, games and other activities. Home made soup, cakes and tea. Produce from the Social Enterprises The Orchard Project, Ash Vale, and the Jewellery Project. Horticultural produce from Ash Vale, a horticultural work placement. Paintings and ceramics produced and crafted by the Drawing room project. Items on sale include hand blown glass, textiles, precious metal jewellery, ceramics, tableware, photography, stain glass panels and painted canvases. There will be a chance to have a go at apple pressing. Longest peel competition. Enjoy having a lovely walk through the orchard and look at the vast selection of apples trees. Chance to deposit apples for fruit Identification. Admission. The Enterprise is based within 3 acres of parkland at St.Elizabeth’s Centre. Working in the Orchard provides adults with Epilepsy a range of vocational, educational and social opportunities, in a diverse and stimulating environment.Melanie Cable (01279 844282) firstname.lastname@example.org www.stelizabeths.org.uk/
TRING’S OWN APPLE FAYRE 2010
Help celebrate 21 years of Apple Days!
‘Why can’t everywhere be like Tring?’ Common Ground 2009
‘Three weeks of extraordinary events for Apple Day – Tring has done it again - Hurray’ Common Ground 2010
An initiative of Tring Environmental Forum and Tring in Transition (TINT) Food Group Contact: Martin Hicks 01442 823188 or Chris Hopkins email@example.com
10th Oct. 11am – 3.00pm Let’s bake! Special event at Ford End Water Mill, Ivinghoe, with Mansbridge bakers See this historic water mill in action grinding local wheat into flour and use it to bake yourself delicious fresh ‘apple bread’ with expert guidance from Steve Mansbridge, family bakers of Boxmoor. Contact: Chris Tugby firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.fordendwatermill.co.uk email@example.com
No need to book – donation welcome. Follow signs at Ivinghoe and Pitstone
10th Oct. 6.30 pm Let’s celebrate! ‘Comfort me with Apples’ celebration Service, St Peter & St Paul Church, Tring. Special ‘Apple peal’ of Tring’s Own bells (TBC) and take part in a family Act of Worship. Singing, music, readings and displays will provide a spiritual dimension to our Apple Fayre.
12th Oct. 7pm - 9pm Let’s cook! Fruity Portugese cookery – a demonstration class by Dunsley Farm shop at Tring Learning Centre, Tring School. Learn to cook traditional fruity dishes - Molotoff com maçaõ and Frango com maçaõ e natas - using local produce, with Susan Catapim, the former chef and owner of Aylesbury’s renowned restaurant Carlos. There will be a tasting session and recipes provided. Cost £6.00 Booking and further details: www.tringlearningcentre.org Contact: Evelyn Smith firstname.lastname@example.org 01442 822303
13th Oct. Let’s squeeze! Apple Juicing demonstration, Goldfield School Fresh apple juice and appley tales for the whole school. NB Not a public event.
13th Oct. Let’s plant! Fruit trees at Tring School Tring School’s food growing initiative keeps on growing with new fruit trees. NB Not a public event TBC.
13th Oct. 8pm Let’s see why? ‘The Vanishing of the Bees’ a Film at Desborough Hall, Tring School. ‘An eye-opening account of the truth in the decline of bees.’ Booking not required – donation welcome. Contact: Chris Hopkins email@example.com or Evelyn Smith firstname.lastname@example.org 01442 822303
14th Oct 7pm – 9pm Let’s do business! with Tring Together’s BusinessMart networking & supper Join the apple-themed Business Networking Evening introducing the economic potential of local food. Speakers from the Apple Fayre and Beechwood (TBC). Cost £10 at Tring Learning Centre Book with Tring Together: email email@example.com or call Jane Randrup 01442 828920. SPECIAL OFFER FOR APPLE FAYRE SUPPORTERS - Buy a ticket for £10 and bring a guest for FREE. Quote "Apple Fayre" when you book.
15th Oct. 12 – 2 pm Let’s eat! ‘Taste of Tring’ Friday Café,
Baptist Church, High St, Tring Try the seasonal, fruity fayre at the regular Friday café. Special apple specials? Kindly supported by Dunsley Farm Shop.
16th Oct. 10am – 4pm Let’s go green! with TinT’s ‘Eco Fair’ – Victoria Hall Help the planet and help your pocket too! Find out how to economise and save money with a host of environmental displays, solutions and opportunities
16th-24th Oct. Let’s walk the Appleation Trail! Tring shop window displays and quiz Visit the shop and find the apple with a letter in the window. Write the apple letter next to the shop and use them to make up the names of three of the apples in the list of 10 below. Not all apples have letters – some may have maggots. Hand in answers with your name & contact details to Harmony’s big apple by 30thOct. Prizes 17th Oct. 10am – 4pm Let’s scrump! Apple Day at Jeacock’s Orchard, Cow Lane, Tring A great family day out! See amazing displays and sales of fruit from Cam Valley orchards, apple games, local honey products and beekeeping, selection of Tring Farmers Market stalls and produce, apple pressing, apple juice, longest peel competition, country crafts, music, hedge laying by Hemel Conservation Volunteers, livestock, face painting and enjoy locally prepared refreshments. Leave your apples for Identification. All in Tring’s last surviving historic orchard and smallholding, listed by English Heritage as WWI ‘Land fit for Heroes’, featured in the ‘Times’ and ‘Hertfordshire Life’ and still lived in by Tring’s last surviving peasant. Free entry – donations welcome. Details Martin.firstname.lastname@example.org or 01442 823188
19th Oct. 7pm – 9pm Let’s cook! English Farmhouse cookery – a demonstration class by Dunsley Farm Shop at Tring Learning Centre, Tring School. Former restaurant owner and head chef of Carlos in Aylesbury, Susan Catapim now produces a wide range of delicious home cooked, locally sourced food for the Farm Shop. Learn to cook Apple, Raisin and Cider Tea Bread and Panfried Peppered Pork with Apple in a Cream Cider Sauce using local ingredients. There will be an opportunity to taste the dishes, and recipes will be available on the night. Details and booking: www.tringlearningcentre.org Evelyn Smit email@example.com 01442 822303
19th Oct. Let’s show enterprise! Tring School Year 10 are in business! Students pick, press, pasteurise, bottle, label, promote and sell their own Apple Juice from local orchards, with Andrew Dobberson & Nigel Nutkins. NB Not a public event TBC
21st Oct. 8pm Lets share Apple Day’s 21st Birthday! with Tring’s own Apple Thief! High Street Baptist Church, Tring. Talk by national expert Brian Barton from Wigginton on the sights, sounds and habits of the Edible dormouse, our local ‘bump in the night’... No booking – donations welcome. Details Martin.firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds to Common Ground – pip pip hooray!
22nd Oct. 12 – 2 pm. Let’s eat! ‘Taste of Tring’ Friday Café,
Baptist Church, High St Tring More seasonal, fruity fayre at the regular Friday café. Special apple specials? Kindly supported by Dunsley Farm Shop
23rd Oct. 9am – 1 pm Let’s go to market! Three Apple Fayre specials - ‘Apple Cart Procession’, Farmers’ Market and ‘Tring Masterchef’ competition. Don’t upset the Apple Cart! Leaves the King’s Arms at 9.45am to process down the High St, arriving at Brook Street at 10am. See Tring’s very own Green Man! At 12 o’clock see the first Tring Master Chef competition. Local restaurants and takeaways present Asian dishes sourced from the market and judged by Tring’s Mayor and deputy Mayor. Public tasting if any left! Cookery demonstrations by Olive Limes during the morning (TBC). ‘Bring your apples for juicing!’(and empty bottle). Favourite local produce stalls with a special ‘appley’ flavour, including: *Hog roast *Fairtrade stall *Apple pressing and Apples galore for sale, *Tring Brewery * cider *Morris dancing & music & children’s games throughout the morning.
23rd - 24th Oct. Let’s eat, drink and be merry! Cider Event, Kings Arms, Tring. Burp! Range of ciders from Weston’s, Millwhites, Thatchers and Brothers, along with ‘appley’ menu specials using the KA’s own organic apples. Try the first run of Jeacock’s Orchard 2010 apple juice. Dancing and music if the Morris people are present Saturday lunchtime for sweat replacement therapy! Saturday evening music session with local minstrels Berkhamsted Ukulele Random Players...
24th Oct. 2.30pm Let’s walk! Inaugural Friends of Dundale event Discover Lord Rothschild’s former orchard and fishing lake and discuss its future management. Meet Nathaniel Walk. Led by Shelley Savage, Tring Tree Warden email@example.com and Martin Hicks HBRC Martin.firstname.lastname@example.org
26th Oct. 10.30am - 2.30pm - Let’s explore! BBOWT’s College Lake Apple Day Join BBOWT during half term for their second Apple Day as part of the Tring Apple Fayre. Experience the fantastic new visitor centre and a day of family activities to celebrate apples and orchards. Explore the Orchard Trail, enjoy tasting a variety of British apples and playing apple games. Bring a picnic and make a day of it; come and go as you please – no need to book!
All children must be accompanied by an adult, please. Tea and coffee will be available at the Barn. Suggested donation £2.50 per child. Meet at the Visitor’s Centre at College Lake, situated on the Bulbourne Road, 2 miles north of Tring. Postcode: HP23 5QG
For further information contact: Katie Shaw, or Claire Garrity, Environmental Education Manager (College Lake) 01442 826774 (x206)
27th Oct. 10am – 4pm Let’s squeeze! apples at The Natural History Museum, Tring Come and have a go at making freshly squeezed apple juice the traditional way. Press apples from local orchards and sample biodiversity in a bottle! Display and other fruity information from Hertfordshire's Orchard Initiative.
29th Oct. 10am – 11.30am. Let’s go hedging! OPAL wildlife survey. Join the half-term Open Air Laboratory project with the University of Hertfordshire surveying wildlife of hedgerows – do they have crabs? Meet at Cow Lane Farm. Details: Hélène Coleman 01707 285050 email@example.com www.OPALexplorenature.org
31st Oct. from 5.pm & 6pm Lets get spooked! by the real Spirit(s) of Tring on ‘Snap Apple’ night! Join Tring History Society for a special spooky Halloween lantern procession and listen to the tales and legends that abound in the town. Meet at The Green House for walk and return to the witch’s cellar to warm up with some special vegetarian apple broth (no bat wings or frogs legs) fresh from the cauldron! Broomsticks and /or traditional fancy dress optional. Cost £5 per person. Details and booking (by 28th Oct) contact Gill Ansty 01442 382661, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct / Nov Let’s Use those apples! at the Apple Workshop, Meads Farm Shop, Wilstone Bring your apples for juicing and pasteurisation - service from £1.50 bottle. NB Please call Nigel Nutkins first on 01442 825110 to arrange a convenient time for juicing. Purchase local produce and visit the Farm Shop Tea Room and sample fruity specials. For more details about the farm shop ring 01442 828478.
16th – 31st Oct Let’s Taste! Organic apple specials at the Green House
11th Oct –1st Nov Let’s see! the history of Jeacock’s Orchard. Display in Tring Library of the history of this nationally important smallholding in Cow Lane; Let’s snap! Photographic competition at Tring School with Tring Camera Club to help launch Tring School’s new photographic facilities TBC; Let’s paint! Grove School Art Club exhibition ‘Apples and Pears and Cherries and Plums’, Victoria Hall Fruit, food and harvests have long inspired artists for thousands of years. Come and see what inspires some young Tring Artists! Apple Fayre Cookery Booklet – 25 favourite recipes for you to try, available at various shops during the Fayre.
Proceeds are going to Play4All and the Tring Youth Council’s project to upgrade Mortimer Hill playground. For further information and donations email@example.com An initiative of Tring Environmental Forum and Tring in Transition (TINT) Food Group
Contact: Martin Hicks 01442 823188 or Chris Hopkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 16th October,1.30 – 4pm, Church House, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AB, organised by the Rivers Nursery Site & Orchards Group.
Saturday 16th October 1.30pm – 4pm Rivers Nursery Site and Orchard Group Church House, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AB
October 21st Brian Kilbey will “once again be persuading local pubs in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, to have real cider and apples as ingredients in their menus.” Bk1@waitrose.com (01494 7866351):
KING’S ARMS, King Street, Tring HP23 6BE 01442 823318 email@example.com www.kingsarmstring.co.uk/ The King’s Arms will be serving traditional draft cider on Apple Day.
BOARS HEAD, Piccotts End Road, Piccotts End HP1 3AT 01442 240084 The Boars Head will be serving traditional draft cider on Apple Day.
FULL HOUSE, 128 Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1EZ 01442 265512 www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-full-house The Full House will be serving traditional draft cider on Apple Day.
RISING SUN No. 1 Canalside, George Street, Berkhamsted HP4 2EG 01442 864913 http://theriser.co.uk/ The Rising Sun will have baskets of apples on the bar on Apple Day and will be serving traditional draft cider as part of the month-long Pomona Cider and Perry festival. More than 20 ciders and perries will be available.
CROWN, 145 High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 3HH 01442 863993 www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-crown The Crown will be serving traditional draft cider on Apple Day.
VALIANT TROOPER, 29 Trooper Road, Aldbury HP23 5RW 01442 851203 www.valianttrooper.co.uk/index.html The Valiant Trooper will be serving traditional draft cider on Apple Day
Saturday 11th September, 11am – 4pm. Smallhythe Place NT, Smallhythe TN30 7NG. An early 16th century house, home to Victorian actress Ellen Terry, includes her cottage garden, orchard, nuttery, thatched 17th century Barn Theatre and café. Display of apples and garden produce and sales of orchard produce . Free entry to look around the house. Thatched 17th century Barn Theatre and café. Paul Meredith (01580 762334). firstname.lastname@example.org www.nationaltrust.org.uk\smallhytheplace
Saturday 25th September, 11am – 4pm. Ightham Mote (NT), Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 ONT. Join our ever popular apple tasting day. Try varieties of apples some dating back to 1220. Sample chutneys, jams and savoury items all available from the shop. The Mote restaurant catering team will have tasty samples for visitors to try. Woodcarving and wood turning demonstrations using fruit wood. Normal admission charges apply (01732 810378x100) email@example.com
Saturday 16th October 11am – 5pm. Pippins Farm Apple Day run in association with Hospice in the Weald who will receive proceeds from the entry fee and other activities. Learn about how English apples are grown, see fresh juice being made, and enjoy refreshments in the old Kent Barn. We will have apple themed games for children making it an ideal family day out. Apple pressing demonstrations: free litre of fresh juice per adult (bring your own container). Apple tasting and display – from our 50 varieties. Orchard tours at 12am, 2pm, 3pm. PYO and Variety Boxes for sale. Refreshments & BBQ. Apple themed games & entertainment. Entry £3 per adult.. From A21 take A228 for Paddock Wood. Follow signs for Pembury and Hospice in the Weald. Turn left into Pippins Farm Orchards entrance. www.pippinsfarm.co.uk (01892 824569).
Sunday 17 October, 11am-4pm The Woodlands Farm Trust, 331 Shooters Hill
, Welling, Kent
DA16 3RP All are welcome to come and celebrate Apple Day with a variety of activities, including crafts, a treasure hunt, archery, and pressing apples to make juice. There will be stalls selling local produce, including honey and home-made jams and cakes, and lots of different varieties of apples to try and buy. A great day out for all the family. Entry is free, but donations are welcome – all money raised helps us to care for our animals.
020 8319 8900 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org Nearest tube: North Greenwich, Nearest BR: Welling, Buses: 486 & 89
Saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th October PERRY COURT FARM, Bilting, Ashford, TN25 4ES In a marquee all covered over 200 varieties of home grown produce, Tasting, Farm walks, Local craftmen and stalls, Refreshments, Apple Games, Raffle, Apple pie competition,, Deadhorse morris dancers, Ploughing, Vintage machines,, and lots more! On the A28 above Wye 01233812408 email@example.com www.perrycourt.com
Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st October. The National Fruit Show, Kent County Show, Detling, Nr Maidstone. Trade event only.
Saturday 23rd October, 10-4 pm. Apple Festival at The Yalding Gardens, Benover Road, Yalding, Maidstone ME18 6EX. Family events during the day will include: The longest peel competition, the chance to win an apple tree, paint and print with apples, pressing your own apple juice, name that apple as well as other apple antics. If you have an apple tree which you can’t identify, bring along an apple with leaf and ask our experts. Activities from as little as 50p.We will also display a notice board for your tried and tested apple recipes. Write them out and bring them along to stick on our board and we will create an apple recipe book to send out so everyone can enjoy this delicious seasonal fruit. Hari Covert goes underground at Yalding Gardens for an apple themed dinner. We will be rounding off this special day with an exclusive evening of culinary delights using apples throughout, joining forces with Hari Covert- Kent’s first underground restaurant. Hari Covert is a passionate cook. He believes that eating out should not be a ‘rip off’ and the pleasures of the table should be shared with friends as well as complete strangers. We believe wholeheartedly with his principles and want to bring you the first underground dining opportunity to Yalding. Places are strictly limited to 50 so please call 01622 814650 to register your wish for an invitation. Price £30 per person including wines to accompany your meal unless otherwise stated. There will be a short talk by Paul Smith about his family’s heritage with this fascinating fruit and educational facts about apples through history. Paul’s father Alan held the world record for growing the heaviest apple until recently and his great-grandfather Fred Smith was the first farmer in England to grow Bramleys commercially. Paul Smith (01622 814650) Clare Sender (0780 1219134) firstname.lastname@example.org (01622 814650) www.yaldinggardens.org
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October. Public event - The Festival of British Fruit will take place at East Malling Research and Conference Centre. Free. Apple tasting of all the varieties entered in the National Fruit show together with sampling of juice/cider/wine and other stands. Competitions for children, facepainting etc. Maria Clarke. National Fruit Show at Marden Fruit Show Society Bradbourne House, East Malling Maidstone, Kent. ME19 6DZ. www.nationalfruitshow.org.uk (01732 874564.
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th October, 10am – 5pm. Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Faversham, ME13 8XZ. Up to 500 apple varieties on display and up to 200 to taste and buy! Tours of the orchards (National Fruit Collection containing over 2,000 apple varieties) on foot or tractor trailer. Cooking with apples demonstrations, cider bar, food. Live music, gardening talks etc. Entry £8.00 adults, £4.00 children. Families £20.00. email@example.com www.brogdalecollectons.co.uk/ (01795 536250).
Saturday 30th October, 10am till the morris dancers fall over at sunset. Cranbrook Apple Fayre, High Street & Stone Street. The small town becomes the venue for a celebration of the English Apple. Folk music, jazz, traditional apple pressing. Mulled cider punch, fresh apple juice and cider are all available. Free to all the community, we have plenty for all to see. Apple quiz in each shop window, toffee apples and apple bobbing, local crafts and dressing up. Spit roast pig and lots to sample in the Cranbrook pubs, shops and delicatessens. Stuart Cleary (07814885469). firstname.lastname@example.org
LANCASHIRE (including Manchester)
Saturday 25th September, 2.00-5.00. Fairfield Association, Lancaster, is celebrating the tenth year of its Community Orchard with a ceremonial unveiling of the new Wild Life and Fruit Information Board at 2.30 during its annual Apple Day. This and two other notice boards have been funded by Breathing Spaces, with local fund raising. Also this year two insect boxes and an owl nest box have been made for the orchard by Workspace, Lancaster. There will be apple tasting, games, music, storytelling and a tour of the orchard. Inspector Clueless, the bumbling detective will try to solve the mystery of the Apple Star. Longet peel and baking comnpetition. Homemade cakes, te and fruity products on sale. £2 adults, £1 children. The Community Orchard is between the southernmost houses of Fairfield and the green spaces of the Fairfield Allotments and the Lancaster Girls Grammar School’s Playing Fields. Contact Helen Hicks (01524 65179).
A concert of music, songs and readings with an appley theme will be held at Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park at 7.30pm with wine and nibbles. Tickets £10. Contact Oliver (01524 381880). Fairfieldassociation.org.uk
Saturday 2nd October Knowle Green Village Hall, Clitheroe Road, Knowle Green, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 2YQ ADMISSION: £0.60, children free. Find out about – Forgotten varieties, Identification, Bees and beekeeping, varieties for planting, pruning, apples to taste, apples to buy, juice, jam, cider, chutney, pies, honey and beeswax candles, Children's activities and refreshments. Media contact: Martin Charlesworth 01200 448000 or 07989 258675 Community Projects Officer Forest of Bowland - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty , The Stables, 4, Root Hill Estate Yard, Whitewell Road, Dunsop Bridge BB7 3AY email@example.com www.forestofbowland.com
Sunday 24th October, 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Apple Day -- The Parrswood Rural Studies Centre (Parrswood High School), Parrswood, Didsbury, South Manchester (next to Travelodge, Bellhouse & The Stables off the A34 and opposite Didsbury East Railway Station). Apple tasting, apples for sale, display of old and new varieties of apple, apple products, apple juice pressing, apple pies, apple bobbing (with prizes), tour of the orchards, learning old and new varieties, other stalls and light refreshments, tours of the centre and gardens, plant sales. Geoff. Bridson (01614451090). GBridson@dsl.pipex.com>
Saturday 2nd October, 1-4pm. Thorpe Astley Community Centre, Braunstone. Apple cake tasting, Longest Apple Peel Competition, Apple produce competition, badge making, displays & information etc. Braunstone Town Council (0116 289 9270).
Sunday 10th October 11am -3.00pm Brocks Hill Country Park, Oadby, Leicester Free admission. Taste and buy Leicestershire apples. Buy cakes, chutneys, wine, cider and honey. Apple identification. Advice on grafting and rootstocks. Meet the Leicestershire Heritage Apple Project, Rockingham Forest Cider, Welland Valley Vineyard, the Northern Orchards Forum and an adviser from the National Fruit Collection. Apple based menu in café. Apple juicing and Apple roasting. Event Organiser Helen Gregory, Countryside and Biodiversity Officer, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, Station Road, Wigston, LE18 2DR www.oadby-wigston.gov.uk Tel: 0116 257 2651 (before the day) or 0116 2572888 (after the day)
Saturday 16th October, Ashby de la Zouch Farmers’ Market. Wendy Jones (01530 454769). http://footprints.nwleics.gov.uk/
Saturday 2nd October, 10,30am – 4.30pm. Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford, PE9 2DR. Organised by Stamford Community Orchard Group. There will be locally grown apples as well as apple products for sale, including produce from New College Stamford and Stamford Country Market. There will be apple identification by the experts from the East of England Apples & Orchards Project and our own experts to answer all your apple questions! firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 3rd October, 11am – 4pm Wragby Town Hall, Wragby, Lincolnshire LN8 5PH. If you have an old apple tree in your garden and you don’t know the name of the variety then why not bring some samples along to the third Wragby Apple Day. Fruit experts from the East of England Apples & Orchards Project will be on hand to identify them for you and, while it may turn out to be something quite common, it might just turn out be one of the numerous ‘lost’ Lincolnshire apple varieties that this group is currently looking for.
Less than a century ago Rowson Brothers Nursery, based in nearby West Torrington, introduced several apples, including the small yellow-skinned eater called ‘The Old Man’, and the small, long-keeping, sweet russet apple called ‘Garrett’s Golden Pippin’. Both have since joined the county’s list of ‘lost’ apples but chances are that old trees of both can still be found in old local gardens. Perhaps you have a tree in your garden?
If you want to know more about Lincolnshire’s unique fruit varieties, most of them will be on display at the Wragby Apple Day, together with over 100 other apple varieties. Orders for Lincolnshire variety apple and plum trees can also be made on the day, so if you’re looking for a heritage fruit tree for your garden do come along.
There will also be apples and juice to buy, your own apples juiced (maximum 10 kg), bee products, homemade organic refreshments, and lots more besides. Entry is free.
The day is hosted by the Lincolnshire Organic Gardeners Organisation www.logo.org.uk email email@example.com 01673 818272 Martin Skipper , East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October. Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Grantham, NG33 5PD (01476 860338). National Trust property, birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton . 17th Century Manor house with small orchard containing THE Isaac Newton apple tree. Science Discovery Centre and small coffee shop. Apple tasting – Apple produce tasting - Bee Keepers – Rustic Carpentry demonstrations – Children’s Craft Activities (small charge applies) – Longest Peel Competition - Apple Bobbing – Rutland Wildlife Trust - Apple Poetry – Orchard Information and Recipes. Saturday 9th Apple expert Trevor Rodgers. Sunday 10th Morris dancers. £6.10 per adult £3.05 per child FREE to National Trust Members. Kim Barnett firstname.lastname@example.org (01476 862823).
Sunday 24th October, 10am to 4pm. Local Organic Apple Day & Fair Trade Event, Gainsborough Old Hall, Gainsborough. Apple Day - Identification service offered – bring 3 apples of a variety with you. Juicing demonstration; just watch or bring a quantity of apples and a container to take your juice home. Local heritage apple trees to buy.
Display of apple varieties to view. Sort out fruit tree queries with RHS Wisley trained
specialist. W.I. home cooked apple produce. “Love Food, Love Lincolnshire” Eco Bags
free giveaway. Fairtrade Stalls - Fashion, food, jewellery and gifts to buy. Fairtrade
fashion show at 12.30 and 2.30pm. Local and Organic Produce - Local preserves, honey,
local and organic food, Lincolnshire Organic Gardeners Association, Alpaca wool.
Environmental awareness - local flora and fauna, Willow working, RSPB Beckingham Marshes, Trent Vale Partnership, Climate change and peak oil. Compassion in World Farming, Companion Gardening, composting and waste recycling. Local allotment display and info. Recycling – workshops for everyone, all day. Craft with recycled materials. Free talks with question and answer sessions –
11am - “The Challenge of Climate Change and peak oil” by Geoff Stratford
1.30pm - “Companion Gardening” by Andrew Sankey. Contact ((01427 612820) or (01427 612669) for further information.
LONDON & MIDDLESEX
October/November. Victoria & Albert Museum. A is for Apple. The V & A have joined forces with Common Ground to produce an on-line exhibition of images of apples in celebration of Apple Day. The images have been drawn from the collections of the Museum and show a range of material from straightforward botanical studies and children’s book illustration, to images of the apple as an emblem of autumn, as a decorative motif and as a symbol of temptation and the Fall of Man. Many of the objects illustrated on this webpage are available for viewing in the Prints & Drawings Study Room or the National Art Library of the Museum. The Beatrix Potter water colours can be seen in the Archive & Library Reading Room at Blythe House, Olympia by appointment only. ‘A Girl Writing’ is at the Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green, London. Go back one page to http://www.england-in-particular.info/cg/appleday/index/.html and follow VIRTUAL APPLE GALLERY where the V&A and other museums have joined with Common Ground to gather everything from paintings to textile design, photography to sculpture, branding and book illustration to wallpaper.
Sunday 3rd October, 11am – 4.30pm. Red House (NT), Red House Lane, Bexleyheath DA6 8JF. Free garden entry gives access to garden trails for kids, juice and cider tasting, local produce, aple trees and old apple varieties to buy and try, met Mr Scarecrow, coking demonstrations, second hand books, local produce and loads of other activities. Jan Gillon (0208 303 6359) email@example.com
Sunday 3rd October, 12pm – 4pm. Morden Hall Park (NT), Morden Hall Road, Morden, SM4 5JD. Discover more about the Great British apple with apple displays, apple tasting and apple printing. Try some mouth watering dishes in the café from deep filled apple pies, apple scones, flapjacks, muffins to apple and parsnip soup and port casserole with apple dumplings. (0208545 6850) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 3rd October, 11am – 4.15pm. Fenton House (NT), Windmill Hill, Hampstead NW3 6RT. A celebration of apples! Apple tasting, juices, cakes and preserves for sale, apple doctor, bee keeping demonstrations, children’s craft activities, venison roast barbecue. (0207 4353471) email@example.com
Saturday 9 October , 2-5pm, English Folk, Dance & Song Society, Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 A great afternoon for children and adults of all ages, with dancing, live music, singing, storytelling, visual arts and crafts, apple tasting and all things appley! More info on www.efdss.org Adult £6, child £4, family £18 (4 people, min. 1 child), under 2s free. Jo Breeze 020 7485 2209 x.38 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 10 October 11:00 - 04:00 Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, SE11 6DN. We will have the usual spectacular display of around 100 varieties of apple - mostly from the UK but with interesting varieties from around the world also (from the National collections at Brogdale Farm in Kent). There will also be a display of our apple pressing business - Orchard Bounty Roots and Shoots (with sale of some juice from last year) and of our apple benefactors' orchard in Wales, hand pressing of fresh juice, apple games, corn dolly making and music with the Lions part, an exhibition on the evolution and origin of apples, story-telling, a display from the Heritage Fruit Tree Company, honey extraction demo, stallholders selling food and gift, refreshments. Solarcentury, the country's leading suppliers, designer and installer of solar electricity (photovoltaic) systems - they will be giving demonstrations of SOLAR POWER. COUNTRYWIDE FALCONRY who will be flying some of their owls and hawks in the open space by Roots and Shoots.
SATURDAY 9th OCTOBER 11am to 4pm East London Organic Gardeners are celebrating their 10th Anniversary Apple Day at Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9NH. £1 donation. We make full use of the museum’s Victorian garden and community room. We celebrate the apple by arranging activities for children including longest peel and apple bobbing, lectures for the adults, display of apple trees, organic café with home baked apple cakes, apple juicing and sale of apples from Crapes Fruit Farm. Adrian Stannard 0782 8337973 email@example.com www.elog.org.uk
Saturday 16 October, 11-3pm. Abundance London: local fruit harvesting
at St Michael’s & All Angels, Bath Road, Chiswick, London W4 1TT. (nearest tube: Turnham Green). Entry: free. Display of local apples, stalls with harvest refreshments (pumpkin, apple, etc). Orchard produce for sale. Local honey, jam-making workshops. Fruit press for local primary schools and other community groups to make fruit using apples picked locally. Bring your fruit along for pressing. Apple games, longest peel competition, apple maps, fruit crafts. Displays about local orchards. Plant swap stall. Contact: Karen Liebreich, 020 8400 9648, Sarah Cruz: 0777-176-8411 firstname.lastname@example.org www.abundancelondon.com
Saturday 16 October, 3-6pm. Hornsey Vale Community Centre, 60 Mayfield Road, Hornsey N8 9LP. Taste freshly pressed juice, using apples from local gardens and allotments, celebrate the diversity of English apples on the Tasting Table and sample cakes, jams and chutneys made from apples - bring your own to add to the selection. Other attractions include apple crafts and games for children, including the Longest Peel Competition and how to make apple bird feeders, a poetry corner, an arts and crafts stall and a competition to name Crouch End's own apple. There will also be a cookery demonstration, as well as a report on a recent journey to trace the origins of the apple. The cafe will provide refreshments on an apple theme, with a free beverage to those who bring their own mug. Last year's event attracted over 200 visitors; we hope to achieve that, and more this year. Free entry but donations welcome. Jointly organised by Urban Harvest and Transition Crouch End. Gillian Livingstone (0208 3488438) info@UrbanHarvest.org.uk email@example.com www.UrbanHarvest.org.uk
Saturday October 16th 10am to 2.30pm Stoke Newington Farmers’ Market, William Patten School, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0NX Traditional games and not so-traditional apple games and sideshows including apple bobbing, sobbing for apples, Apple Bingo, Apple Tombola, apple pressing, champagne cider, seasonal food tastings, talks by Growing Communities, Hackney Harvest and the Butterfield Green Orchard Group, cook your way through the glut –cookery demos, prizes, apple display and tastings, apple identification by RHS expert. Kerry Rankine , Growing Communities, 0207 502 7588 firstname.lastname@example.org www.growingcommunities.org
Saturday October 16th, 11-3pm, Chiswick, at St Michael and All Angels, just by Turnham Green tube. Abundance London has been working with local schools, tree owners, community groups and volunteers to map, harvest and use hundreds of kilos of fruit that usually goes to waste. Now it’s time to celebrate. Come to our first Abundance Fruit Day and make juice, stock up on local preserves and cakes, and generally celebrate the glories of locally grown fruit. We have a huge 60-litre fruit press to turn our 500kilo fruit mountain into juice. Local schools have been picking for the last few weeks to ensure a good supply, but if you have fruit going to waste, bring it along. Come and stock up on organic, local, fresh fruit juice just pressed then and there… and have a go at the press yourself.- apple games. Can we beat the record for the longest fruit peel? Come and try your chance. Let the kids do Fruit Boot Camp (apple bobbing, rhubarb baton relay, crab apple and spoon races, etc) and then console themselves with a toffee apple.- plant swap – need to divide your herbaceous perennials, got spare strawberry runners, rooted your grape vines? Bring your plants along and swap (or buy if you haven't anything to swap). Stall run by Chiswick House Walled Garden.- jam-making workshop. Learn about 'setting points' and how easy it really is from expert jam-maker Carola Schulman. Stock up on grape jelly, quince membrillo, damson and greengage jams and much more. Cooking equipment specialists. Whisk will also be on hand to provide advice and equipment.- apple expert. Check out different locally-grown varieties and find out how to look after your own trees. Stock up on local apples – loads of interesting old varieties available. Orchard expert Steve Oram from PTES will be on hand for advice.- craft stall. Apple pressing with a difference – decorate tea towels, aprons and make useful and attractive fruity gifts. And Bird, the specialists in found objects and furniture rehab will be displaying a selection of their quirky goods.- seasonal refreshments. Sam's Brasserie will be making pumpkin soup, Outsider Tart is bringing quince cakes, Brian is selling his local honey. And there will be loads of home made preserves, crumbles and other goodies made from the fruit harvested in Chiswick over the last weeks.- bicycle-powered smoothie. Pedal hard to earn your reward. Timetable: 12 noon Mary McLeod, MP, will be pressing juice, 12.30 – 1.30 Fruit Camp races, 2 onwards Jam workshop. For further information www.abundancelondon.com
Sunday, 17th October, 11am to 4pm. Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street E1 5AR - a city farm and community garden, with a tree house and a willow yurt. You will get the chance to try a variety of apples, follow an educational apple trail, press your own apples and drink their juice, learn how to make apple chutney, write apple-inspired poems and listen to apple inspired music, enter the longest peel competition and bob some apples too (and much more besides...FREE
Thursday 21st October The Restaurant at St Paul’s, St Paul’s Cathedral,St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD To celebrate Apple Day the Restaurant at St Paul’s Cathedral is giving diners the chance to join the festivities and indulge the senses with a range of mouth-watering dishes designed to celebrate the richness, abundance and variety of the humble British orchard. Available throughout October, and featuring two courses for £20 and three for £24, diners can enjoy a range of seasonal favourites including Cornish fish with white onion and Aspalls cyder soup; West Sussex pork belly with Aspalls cyder red cabbage and apple sauce; Bakewell tart and custard; or blackberry, Bramley apple and cobnut crumble with cobnut ice cream. With delicious cider tasting flights to accompany the menu, customers can indulge the taste buds with anything from hot-spiced apple cider, Peronnelle’s Blush Aspall Organic and the delightfully heady ‘Britain in a glass’, featuring Kentish pear juice with English sparkling wine. The local commuters into St Paul’s station will be handed with fresh apples at Paternoster Square, Thameslink and Bank stations, while customers will be treated to a mini toffee apple giveaway in the restaurant. (020 7248 2469).
Thursday 21st October Fortnum and Mason, Piccadilly are joining forces with Clippy's Apples for a free apple preserving masterclass for Apple Day 2010 : you can learn how to make the perfect toffee apple jam just in time for Halloween. Apple Day at Fortnum and Mason takes place at 2.00 in the First Floor Demonstration Kitchen.
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At the curve next to the market Traditional and not so-traditional apple games and apple stalls ncluding apple bobbing, apple pressing, apple races, seasonal food tastings, apple display and tastings. Apple Cake and Apple Growers. Meet the farmers that grow your apples. Arthur Betts- London Farmers Markets. 020 7833 0338. email@example.com www.lfm.org.uk
23rd October 12-4pm free entry CALTHORPE PROJECT COMMUNITY GARDENS, 258-274 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8LH Display of apple varieties, apple tasting, garden produce for sale, pie or cake competition, juice making, apple games, longest peel competition, apple cooking lesson with sweet and savory recipes. Louise Gates 0207 837 8019
Saturday 23rd Ocotber 9am - 1pm Ealing Farmers Market, Leeland Road, West Ealing traditional and not so-traditional apple games and apple stalls ncluding apple bobbing, apple pressing, apple races, seasonal food tastings, apple display and tastings. Apple Cake and Apple Growers. Meet the farmers that grow your apples. Arthur Betts- London Farmers Markets. 020 7833 0338. firstname.lastname@example.org www.lfm.org.uk
Saturday 23rd October, 10-4. Leeland Road, Melbourne Avenue, St James Avenue – West Ealing, London W13. West Ealing Neighbours, local businesses and traders and the Council have joined together to put on the first ever West Ealing Family Day. Across the centre of West Ealing in Leeland Road, Melbourne Avenue and St James Avenue we will be putting on a series of events and activities for all the family. The three streets will be differently themed:
Leeland Road will have a specially extended farmers' market with apples as a theme (it's Apple Day on October 21st). There will be an exhibition of over 100 rare and different varieties of apple, cider tasting, apple and spoon racing and an apple juicing demonstration.
Melbourne Avenue will be for food and entertainment with a stage set up for a variety of local music and dance events as well as children's entertainment and food stalls
St James Avenue is all about what people local people are producing, whether its crafts or artworks, and will play host to the first ever street craft market in West Ealing. WEN's Abundance team will be busy making apple and pear juice all pressed from locally picked fruit and St James Church will house an art exhibition by the Brent Lodge Park Arts Collective - a collective of artists with and without learning difficulties. The church will also open its cafe where you can put your feet up and try locally made cakes and sandwiches.
Please do come along and support us and help make this first ever Family Day a success... and, if it's a success, maybe we can gain enough support to make it an annual event. Free admission. Diane Gill (07736857700)
Sunday 24th October, 12-6pm, Borough Market, Southwark. Around 30 Borough Market Traders will open up for the Market’s annual Apple Day event. This family celebration of the seasonal apple harvest offers visitors the opportunity to sample apple varieties and products including limited edition Apple Day preserves, pies and juices. Located in the bustling Jubilee Market, Apple Day celebrates the complete lifecycle of the apple and, apple growers, bee-keepers and tasty pie produces will all be on hand to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for all things apple. You can also learn how to turn your apple purchases into tasty treats at home by picking up some tips and recipe ideas from Borough Market’s demonstration kitchen. As well as apple treats from regular Borough Market favourites including England Preserves, Mrs King’s Pork Pies and Gringley Gringo there will be the chance to try traditional games such as apple peeling competitions and apple bobbing as well as enjoy an exciting free production of either The Pregnant Farmer or the Cuckfold Basket by local theatre company, The Lion’s Part. Borough Market's neighbour, Southwark Cathedral will also be holding its harvest Eucharist at 11am, organising games in it South West churchyard and offering a delicious range of apple themed meals in its refectory. www.boroughmarket.org.uk
Sunday 24th October from 12noon the Lions part invites everyone to OCTOBER PLENTY their 16th celebration beginning on the Bankside near Shakespeare’s Globe and continuing at Southwark’s historic Borough
Market. A collective celebration of the seasons, weather and food, OCTOBER PLENTY mixes ancient seasonal customs and contemporary festivity with theatre performance. OCTOBER PLENTY is FREE and PHOTO-FRIENDLY for ALL THE FAMILY. THE CORN QUEEN heavy with wheat, fruit & vegetables, the magnificent CORN QUEEN will appear in procession in front of the Globe with her company of actors, along with the traditional HOBBY HORSE, strung with cakes & loaves will join them, led by the extraordinary BERRY MAN, the autumnal Green Man, decked with wild fruits & foliage. THE PROCESSION, MUSIC & DANCING Join the procession of music, flags and spectacle through the streets to the famous BOROUGH MARKET, to sample the food, cider and apple juice on offer. See the Jubilee Market come alive and join in the APPLE GAMES and DANCING to celebrate the harvest.
THE PLAY. The Company perform one of the Hans Sachs FASTNACHTSSPIELE or NONSENSENIGHTPLAYS. These absurd, ebullient 16th Century verse tales by Hans Sachs were written specially for such for feast and festival days as ours. Today in new translation for the occasion, and spiced with present day festival spirit, we perform THE PREGNANT FARMER AND THE CUCKFOLD BASKET. This is followed later by the celebrated dance THE EXECUTION OF JOHN BARLEYCORN and the stripping of the CORN QUEENE. THE STORY ORCHARD All afternoon a glade of young apple trees creates a space for stories & story telling (for children of all ages) about apples, markets & harvest. APPLES Discover & explore the apples of old England before they all disappear! BROGDALE HORTICULTURAL TRUST will be in the Jubilee Market all day, offering tastes of the old, the rare, the local & the downright odd. Bring your own mystery apples & see if our Apple Doctor can identify them. At the end of the day, everyone is invited to visit & decorate the historic Cross Bones Graveyard in Red Cross Way. Sonia.email@example.com
Sunday 24 October 2010 Southwark Cathedral Apple Day celebrations - joining in with Borough Market. Cathedral Eucharist 11am. There will be an 'apple-y' theme in The Refectory and games in the South West Churchyard with the Ministry of Fun.
Saturday 30th October 10am - 3pm Bermondsey Farmers Market, Bermondsey Square SE1 Outdoor Cinema Screening seasonal movies. Traditional and not so-traditional apple games and apple stalls including apple bobbing, apple pressing, apple races, seasonal food tastings, apple display and tastings. Apple Cake and Apple Growers. Meet the farmers that grow your apples. Arthur Betts- London Farmers Markets. 020 7833 0338. firstname.lastname@example.org www.lfm.org.uk
Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October. Venn Street Market’s APPLE DAY,Venn Street, Clapham Common, SW4 0AT. (Nr Clapham Common tube station).
Apple Day is being celebrated at Venn Street Market with FRESHLY SQUEEZED APPLE JUICE from our very own fresh fruit and veg stall holder Ash Green Organics. They are a producer of organic apples from their 16 acre orchards in Kent including the following varieties: Discovery, Grenadier, Laxton Fortune, Laxton Superb, Worcester Tidyman, Worcester Permain, Spartan, Russet, Coxes, Crispin, Pearl , James Greaves, Winter Permain, Bramley, Howgate Wonder. There will also be APPLE BOBBING for the brave and a selection of special seasonal CIDERS available in the BEER FESTIVAL (see below for details).
On Sunday 31st October additional events include: HALLOWEEN FANCY DRESS competition at 2pm. What you come as is up to you - we expect to be amazed and horrified! For all age groups and everyone wins a prize. REBECCA HOLLWEG at 2.30pm. Rebecca is our local singer songwriter of folk, country and pop! She has headlined at many London venues (including Ronnie Scott's and The South Bank Centre) and all over the UK, she has also supported both Roger McGuinn (of The Byrds) and Paul Carrack (of Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics) on their UK tours. (www.rebeccahollweg.com). HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN FACE competition at 3pm. There will be prizes for the funniest Halloween Pumpkin Faces. Just bring your finished pumpkins to the Market.
Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October. BEER FESTIVAL with The Manor Arms, 128 Clapham Manor Street, Clapham. Coinciding with Apple Day, Venn Street Market and local ale house The Manor Arms in Clapham are holding a local beer festival of British guest ales and ciders (to celebrate Apple Day). All ales/ciders available will be seasonal made by small independent breweries from England’s South East.
Kate Greening (07794 080473). Katherine.email@example.com www.vennstreetmarket.co.uk/foodandflowers.jpg
Sunday October 31st. 1pm to 4pm Kentish Town City Farm, 1 Cressfield Close, London NW5 4BN Apple tasting, cafe including home made soups and cakes, apple juicing, longest apple peel competition, Apple & Halloween arts & Crafts, Live music by the UNKNOWN BAND. Caterpillar Trail around the farm. A great day out for all the family. £1 – Adults. Kids free. (020 7916 5421). www.ktcityfarm.org.uk Simone Uncle firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 31st October 10am -2pm Walthamstow Farmers Market, Town Square, High Street Traditional and not so-traditional apple games and apple stalls including apple bobbing, apple pressing, apple races, seasonal food tastings, apple display and tastings. Apple Cake and Apple Growers. Meet the farmers that grow your apples. Arthur Betts- London Farmers Markets. 020 7833 0338. email@example.com www.lfm.org.uk
Thursday 21st October 2010 – 10:00 -14:00. Poppies Community Wood, Main Road, North Tuddenham, NR20 3DL. The Pride in Breckland Apple Day. Come along to Poppies Wood in North Tuddenham and learn all about the Great British apple and its importance to our biodiversity. Learn about apples in folklore, learn countryside skills, help coppice in the wood, watch bee keeping demonstrations and learn about the relationship between apples and bees. On top of all this there will be children’s activities such as wildlife safaris, scavenger hunts and puzzles. But best of all, come along and pick your own free apples and then have a go on our apple pressing machine to make your very own apple juice – the best you’ve ever tasted, guaranteed! Admission free. Richard Wills (01362 656344) Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 24th October, 10am – 5.00pm. Gressenhall Museum, Gressenhall, Dereham NR20 4DR. It’s Apple time again at Gressenhall as we celebrate the wonderful apple and all things autumnal at this year’s Apple Day on Sunday 24th October. Whether you are bringing a “mystery” apple from your garden or orchard for identification by The East of England Apple and Orchard Project or whether you want to find just the right apple tree for your garden, or simply want to taste the very best apples in Norfolk, Gressenhall’s annual Apple Day is the day for you!
Apple stories are also on the menu for visitors at this year’s Apple Day as Stewart Alexander tells tales of apples from legend and myth, including a classic Medieval tale from Norfolk called "The Pedlar of Swaffham.' The story weaves together a poor pedlar, an apple tree, strange dreams, old London Bridge and a mystical quest. Other tales include "The Big Apple", a comic Medieval tale and "The Apple Tree Man" which originates from Somerset and features old apple lore and custom and of course an apple tree man! Stewart will journey far back to the Viking world and tell the enthralling tale of the Theft of Iduns apples as well as talking about some of the customs and folklore associated with apples and apple trees and why at Christmas time, pieces of toast are hung from apple tree branches!
Come and meet author and historian, Fiona J Houston, who spent a year living the life of a late eighteenth century ancestor. She has written The Garden Cottage Diaries to record the experience and share many of her recipes and old fashioned ways of doing things. Fiona will be demonstrating drying techniques for apples and other fruit and will have examples of home-grown and made pickles, chutneys, and ketchups. She may even show you how to cook barley bannocks, the ancient bread of Scotland.There are lots of retail stalls including some fantastic local producers of apple juices and fruits, cakes and biscuits, autumnal preserves and chutneys as well as locally produced honey and delicious sweets to tempt you and warm you up on an autumn day! Fresh locally produced meats, sausages and autumnal fruits and vegetables from local producers will also be on sale. Local craftsmen will be demonstrating and selling their wares including willow baskets, hurdle making and hedge laying, woodturning, walking sticks and Romany crafts as well as textiles and gifts for everyone. Come and explore our 50 acre site, wander down to the farmhouse and meet the cook in the farmhouse kitchen, see the Suffolk Punches or perhaps take a stroll around our apple orchard with over 30 different varieties of apples trees discovered, raised or developed in Norfolk. And, if you have the time, why not make time to take an alpaca for walk around the site and feed them an appley treat? Old friends of Gressenhall, Rum Kelter, will be providing their usual lively backdrop to Apple Day this year. Featuring whistle, fiddle, guitar and bodhran, this local band play an entertaining selection of European folk music that leans heavily but not exclusively towards Ireland. Heidi, Pete, Darren and Nik are always pleased to play at this event and are guaranteed to get your feet tapping as you sort your Laxton’s Fortunes from your Vicar of Beightons and if that can’t get you moving then the Ouse Washes Molly dancers are sure to do the trick!
The Ouse Washes Molly Dancers have been performing the traditional molly dances of the Fens since 1984. Based in Norfolk, they have played an important part in the progression and development of English Traditional Dance and regularly perform at major international festivals in the UK and beyond. Their powerful dance and mysterious stories from the marshland will provide a memorable performance.
Altogether, whatever the weather, this year’s Apple Day will be a great day to celebrate the season! Normal museum admission prices apply
Alison Tebbit, Event Coordinator (01362 869259/07989 579112) email@example.com
Sunday 12th September, 12pm – 4pm. Lyveden New Bield (NT), nr Oundle, Peterborough PE8 5AT. Help turn delicious Lyveden apples into juice – come and make your own blend. Normal admission charges apply. (01832 205358). firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday & Sunday 9th & 10th October Sulgrave Manor, Sulgrave, BANBURY, OX17 2SD Over 400 varieties of English apples with apple identifiers. Apple Pressing with fresh juice to taste and for sale. Apple trees, apples and cider for sale. Bring your gardening questions to our garden experts. Rural Craft workers – thatching and hurdle making. cane & rush seating, Windsor Chair maker, Pole Lathe, wooden spoon carving. Crafts & gifts marquee. Entertainment from Punch & Judy and the Green Man – a Tudor minstrel. Children’s crafts and activities. Wildlife talks, Cookery Demonstrations, Pig Roast and refreshments and much more. Admission: Adult £7.50, child £3.50, family £20.00. email@example.com www.sulgravemanor.org.uk Media : Cheryl Moss 01295 760205
Sunday 17th Oct 2.00 – 5.00 Wilsons’ Orchard, off Magnolia Close, Billing Road East, Northampton, (approx NN3 3XE): 200+ trees traditionally managed community orchard. Juicing with the community. Food and drink sales of our juice, apples, honey, apple-cake, organic veg and hot-honey-apple-herb drink prepared al fresco on the rocket stove: Games. Orchard and top fruit literature display. SCE’s displays: Local orchards, beekeeping and wildlife work. Orchard tours. Children plant another apple tree. Presentations: 1. How to i.d. apples. 2. Orchards and their wildlife. 3. South Court Environmental’s plans: Wilsons’ Orchard enlargement and SCE’s plans for 2 further orchards in Northampton: How to get involved with our “Apple Cause” group.4. Beekeeping and orchards. Details of our “Group Bee” work an dhow to support it. Details of SCE’s winter pruning and grafting courses. Peter Nalder 01604-630719 and Susan Walmsley 01933 – 275257 01604-630719 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Thursday 21st Oct 2.00 – 4.00. Child First Nursery Grounds, Moulton Way North, Moulton Leys, Northampton, NN3 7RW In the woodland grounds – including fruit trees - of a Children’s Nursery. Specifically a young children’s event. Juicing with the community. Food and drink sales of our juice, apples, honey, apple-cake, organic veg and hot-honey-apple-herb drink prepared al fresco on the Rocket stove: Games. Children plant another apple tree. Peter Nalder 01604-630719 and Susan Walmsley 01933 – 275257 01604-630719 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Friday 22nd Oct 3.00 – 6.30 Lodge Green Orchard, off Taylor Avenue, Abington, Northampton, NN3 2DG: 15+ trees, replacement-planted orchard associated with sheltered housing project. Specifically a senior citizen’s event. Juicing with the community. Food and drink sales of our juice, apples, honey, apple-cake, organic veg and hot-honey-apple-herb drink prepared al fresco on the Rocket stove: SCE’s displays: Local orchards, beekeeping and wildlife work. Apple tree planted to extend the orchard. Peter Nalder 01604-630719 and Susan Walmsley 01933 – 275257 01604-630719 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Saturday 3 October Wark Town Hall, Front Street, Wark, Hexham, Northumberland NE48 3LG 10.30 am to 4 p.m £2.50/ £1.50 for under 12s display of apple varieties, tasting, apple identification (Trevor Rogers of the Northern Fruit Group), apples for sale, cakes, teas, pressing and juice making, apple games, make a felt apple, apple mapping project, displays about local orchards and encouraging wild life. Peter Samsom, (01434) 230605 or (wk) (01388) 528801 Transition Tynedale and Wark Town Hall firstname.lastname@example.org www.wark.org.uk
Sunday 25 October Cragside NT 11.00 - 5.00 apple displays, stories pressing, dishes, quizzes, puzzles.
Saturday, 25th September, 11am to 3pm. Albany Allotments, Pasture Road, Stapleford Gate - Stapleford’s Dig In community allotment will be holding its annual Apple Day to celebrate the diversity of apples, their tastes and their uses with games, craft activities, apple pressing, apple identification, and of course the chance to taste apples, as well as apple-based food and drinks. So come along and see if you can find out what to do with a Suntan or a Slack-Ma-Girdle. At the Dig In community allotment, behind the bus stop nearest to the Man of Iron pub. Trent Barton buses 15 & 21 stop right outside. To find out more about Apple Day or Stapleford’s community allotment, call Kathy on 0115 883 5543. blog at www.digincommunityallotment.blogspot.com
Sunday October 3rd 10am to 4pm. East Markham Village Hall and Heritage Orchard, Lincoln Road East Markham NG22 0SH As well as the Heritage Apple Orchard being open, the event promises to be another superb day out for all the family with numerous craft stalls and all of the following activities: in the Heritage Orchard over 300 Apple Varieties on Display, PYO Apples, Apple Tasting; in the Village Hall - Art and Craft Stalls, Free Children's Activities, Local History Display, Live Entertainment, Recipe Books for sale, Home Cooked Recipes to Sample, Refreshments, Hot Pork Sandwiches, Children's Art Competition, Cider Bar, Raffle (All proceeds going towards a local Charity), Cooking Competitions (Entries to be at Hall by 11am) East Markham is just off the A57 between Lincoln and Worksop. For additional information please call 01777 871 327 email@example.com (01777 871 327)
Friday 8th October, 11am – 4pm. Mr Straw’s House (NT), 7 Blyth Grove, Worksop S81 OJG. After a visit around the house get to know more about what the Straw family did with their autumn fruit. The visit the replanted orchard. Normal admission charges apply. Booking essential. Megan Doole (1909482380) firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th October, 11am – 2pm. Clumber Park (NT), Worksop S80 3AZ. Apple tasting of old and regional varieties grown in Clumber’s Walled Kitchen Garden. Apples and produce for sale. Normal admission charges apply. (01909 476592) email@example.com
Sunday October 17th 2010, 11:00am to 4:00pm Lowdham Horticultural Society Lowdham Village Hall, Main Street, Lowdham NG14 7BD (opposite The Old Ship Public House). Adults £1.50 Children free. Over 130 apple varieties on display plus other fruit and vegetables, apple tasting and sales, Stalls, Honey and beekeeping, Produce sales (Jams etc), Juice pressing, Refreshments. Show Secretary Patrick McDonnell 0115 923 4268 firstname.lastname@example.org Society Secretary Christine Baggaley 0115 966 3734 www. lowdhamhortsoc.org.uk
Sunday 17th October 2010 11 - 4pm. St Anns Community Orchard - the entrance to orchard is on Ransom Road, opposite Hill View Community Centre.
Lots of apple activities, all day apple juicing, apple games, ‘appley food’, chutney making, heritage fruit tree tour and expert advice. no parking on site, bus no 42. Free event - EVERY ONE WELCOME ( 0115 9110207) Heritage and Outreach, St Anns Allotments, STAA Ltd., 3 John Folman Business Centre, Hungerhill Road, Nottingham NG3 4NB. http://www.staa-allotments.org.uk/events/activity.htm
Saturday 23 October, Southwell Minster. Southwell is home of the original Bramley apple tree which has just had its 200th birthday. Apple display by John Hempstall, events at the library for children and adlts; music and stories as well as dancing, an exhibition of artwork and the favourite Apple Pie competition. The Admiral Rodney will be the location for many stalls and tables in honour of the fruit.
Friday 29th October 2010 – 9:00 to 14:00 Alnwick Farmers Market, Alnwick Market Place, NE66 1HP. THE ALNWICK Markets half-term triple bill continues with Apple Day celebration
organized by Kate Potts from NEEFM, is designed to encourage greater local knowledge about apples and the different varieties available in Northumberland. In addition to local apples being sold, there will be apple bobbing and a longest peel competition. Members of the public are invited to bring along a bucket of washed apples and empty containers, to take away free samples of freshly squeezed apple juice. All events and activities in the Triple Bill are free to attend and participate. For more information visit www.alnwickmarkets.co.uk. Daniel Mumby 07858 260529 Alnwick Markets email@example.com http://www.alnwickmarkets.co.uk/
Saturday 18th September, 12pm – 5pm. Greys Court (NT), Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4PG. Join Greys Court for a special afternoon in the orchard. Activities include pruning, gardener’s advice on old varieties, produce for sale and tastings. Activities for families, at a small additional cost of £2. (01491 628529) firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8th, 9th,10th October Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley. 50 varieties of apple on display, many for tasting. 15 varieties of apple juice, expert identification and advice and quality local food producers www.waterperrygardens.co.uk
Saturday & Sunday 9th & 10th October Sulgrave Manor, Sulgrave, BANBURY, OX17 2SD Over 400 varieties of English apples with apple identifiers. Apple Pressing with fresh juice to taste and for sale. Apple trees, apples and cider for sale. Bring your gardening questions to our garden experts. Rural Craft workers – thatching and hurdle making. cane & rush seating, Windsor Chair maker, Pole Lathe, wooden spoon carving. Crafts & gifts marquee. Entertainment from Punch & Judy and the Green Man – a Tudor minstrel. Children’s crafts and activities. Wildlife talks, Cookery Demonstrations, Pig Roast and refreshments and much more. Admission: Adult £7.50, child £3.50, family £20.00. email@example.com www.sulgravemanor.org.ukMedia : Cheryl Moss 01295 760205
Sunday 10 October from 12.00. Brightwell cum Sotwell, South Oxfordshire, the Red Lion pub OX10 0RT. The Apple Day will showcase an impressive range of village apples. There will be a Sunday menu with an apple theme as well as an opportunity to taste traditional ciders, up to 12 different apple varieties grown in the village, this season’s apple juice and honey. Our orchard market will be selling apples, quince, medlars, jams, chutney, honey and apple juice. Up to 36 different traditional apple varieties can be found in our village gardens located within 3 miles of the giants of Waitrose and Tesco. Many are old favourites such as Cox’s Orange Pippin and Bramleys. Others include James Grieve, Norfolk Beefing, Ellison’s Orange, Monarch and Ashmead Kernel, names rarely, if ever found in supermarkets but familiar varieties from the recent past. Admission Free. Alison Bloomfield firstname.lastname@example.org Red Lion - Sue Robson - www.redlion.biz - email@example.com - 01491 837373.
Saturday 16th October The Red Lion Pub and Methodist Chapel, Nottingham Fee, Blewbury - display of apple varieties; tasting stalls; juicing displays; honey and bees; basket making; cookery food stall including cakes and local produce relating mainly to apples; children’s displays; apple games exhibition about local orchards – past, present and future; Sustainable Blewbury exhibit (www.sustainable-blewbury.co.uk); apple surgery; refreshments (apple cake, tea and juice). A special publication about Blewbury Orchards has been produced to mark the event. This contains results of a survey of fruit tree owners and apple varieties grown. It also contains results of research into local history for orchards and fruit growing in our area and ideas for the future. It contains recipes, poetry and is well illustrated. 28page Blewbury Orchards Booklet (£3.50) Admission by programme. Media contact: Dr W. Mike Edmunds Chair Sustainable Blewbury, 01235 850337 www.sustainable-blewbury.co.uk
Sunday 26th September, 12pm – 6pm. Dudmaston (NT), Quatt, nr Bridgnorth WV15 6QN. Celebrate the start of our annual apple harvest and learn more about traditional British fruit! Sample and purchase Worcester Pearmain, Charles Ross and James Grieve varieties, enjoy apple based recipes in the tearoom, sample apple juices, and plant your own tree to take away! Normal admission charges apply. Heather Redmond (01746 780866) firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 9th October, Ironbridge Gorge, Greenwood Centre, Station Road, Coalbrookdale TF8 7DR. Organised by the Shropshire Apple Trust. An apple expert will be bringing a splendid display of traditional varieties, many available for tasting, though the centerpiece again will be the huge one ton traditional twin-screw apple press, and scratting mill, both pieces of equipment dating back to the mid-19C and re-built by the Trust. Once again, the Trust is inviting people from all over the county (and beyond) to bring their apples in the two weeks prior to the event. Bring as many apples as possible (of whatever variety) and take them to the Green Wood Centre. In exchange for the fruit, people will be given a voucher entitling them on the day to some ‘free’ delicious freshly-pressed apple juice. For children there will be apple bobbing, apple prints and small scale apple pressing equipment. Food and cider. Michael Pooley, SAT, (01952 433632) www.shropshireappletrust.co.uk
Saturday 9th October, 11am – 4pm. Attingham Park (NT), Shrewsbury SY4 4TP.Savour the harvest in Attingham’s orchard with fresh apple pressing, juice to taste and buy local crafts, cider and produce. Normal admission charges apply. (01743 708162) email@example.com
Sunday 17th October, the Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton. Display of over 100 varieties, identification by Mike Porter, Marcher Apple Network. Wholefood café featuring apples, cider bar, food stalls, competitions, quizzes, juicing. Information: John Lloyd (01694 723143).
Saturday 23rd October, 10am – 4pm at Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6AH. Entry free. You will be able to buy numerous kinds of organic, locally produced apples including King of the Pippins, Catshead, Cornish Gillyflower and Ashmead Kernel. Apple descriptions and recipes will be available. Tom Adams, an orchard specialist from the Oswestry area, will be working his apple press and people will have the opportunity to buy freshly squeezed juice. Honey from several local apiaries will also be on sale, along with a book about Shropshire’s other famous fruit the damson, giving information on its history and recipes. An owl display, live music and drop in woodland craft workshops for all the family will provide further entertainment and there will be a variety of stalls selling eco-products, home made cakes, jams, chutneys, plants, garden gifts and crafts. Refreshments will include soup, baked potatoes and baked apples. Ring Shropshire Wildlife Trust 01743 284280 for further details.
SOMERSET & Bristol
October 2nd Barrington Court NT All day workshop with schools
October 23rd Two Apple Day performances 12.30 and 2.00 Apple Journeys - Workshops and Performances by Composer Karen Wimhurst with schools
In order to stem the destruction of our orchards, the wild life and culture that they support, Common Ground instigated Apple Day in 1990 as a new calendar custom, celebrated on October 21st. To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Apple Day on 21st October 2010, Apple Journeys will be a song cycle for children’s choirs, the eclectic folk band Big Top and soloist. The apple, common yet most exotic of fruits, embodies the age long collaboration between humankind and nature. This song cycle will follow the apple from the wild forests of the Tien Shan – the Heavenly Mountains (between China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) through to our present day, both supermarket shelves and Community Orchards. With support from PRSF and National Trust, Common Ground is commissioning composer Karen Wimhurst. The project will start with children’s song writing workshops in orchards for Apple Day 2010 led by the composer, inspiring a song cycle to be performed summer /autumn 2011. Contact Mathew Applegate, Richard Higgs at Barrington Court
Sunday 3 October Oakfield School, Oakfield Road, Frome BA11 4JF. FRUIT-FULL SCHOOLS - Free apple pressing for juice (?bring bottles and applles) NChild@educ.somerset.gov.uk
Saturday 9th October, 10 am – 2 pm Eldred’s Orchard, Bath Road, Blagdon, North Somerset BS40 7RW Blagdon Orchard Group - Apple Day in the Community Orchard overlooking Blagdon Lake. Free admission. Competitions: Longest Peel, Orchard themed Fancy Dress, My Favourite Preserve. Activities: Nature Hunt, Apple Bobbing, Juicing. Sales and Information: Bees and Honey, 2011 Orchard Calendar, Raffle, Apple Chutney Demonstration, advice on Storing and Preserving Orchard Fruit, Orchard Maintenance. Contact: Blagdon Orchard Group Secretary – Suzanne Wynn Tel. 01761 463964 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 10 October - Hedgerow Walk, Orchard Picking and Planting Day at Porlock Visitor Centre, West End, Porlock, TA24 8QD. An Exmoor National Park ranger will lead a free ‘Food from the Hedgerow’ walk from the Visitor Centre at 10.30 to the Community Orchard at 11.30 for picking and planting until 13.30. For more information call Denise Sage 01643 863150 email@example.com www.porlock.co.uk
Sunday 10 October, 1-5pm. Willsbridge Mill, Willsbridge Hill, Bristol, BS30 6EX. Willsbridge Mill is a 19th Century corn mill with adjoining barn situated in a 22 acre nature reserve. Enjoy a day out for all of the family at Willsbridge Mill Apple Day. Apple and fruit juice sales using our local apples, apple variety display, food stalls and cafe, activity stands, children’s area, performers and apple press (bring your own apples and sterile bottles). Admission free. Kate Lanciault (0117 917 7270).
Friday 15th – Saturday 16th October, 10.30 – 3.30pm. The Magdalene Project, Magdalene Farm, Winsham, Chard TA20 4PA. Apple juice for cider making. A practical course with part of the day being spent milling and pressing apples for juice and cider with Colin & Julie Comben. Demonstration on the different equipment used. £77.50. To book(01460 30144) courses@the madgaleneproject,org,uk www.themagdaleneproject.org.uk
Saturday 16 October 11.00 – 4.00 Coleridge Cottage NT Nether Stowey, nr Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 1NQ. A small National Trust property. Celebrate the fruit of Somerset with a range of apple related activities for all the family to enjoy including apple bobbing, toffee apples, and apple pressing and juicing. Also enter our Longest Peel Competition and have a go on the Rotten Apple Name Game. Charlton Orchards from Taunton will be on hand for advice on apple identification, tastings and to answer any questions you may have. This event will be the first time to see the garden at Coleridge Cottage which hasn’t been open to the public before in 100 years of Trust ownership and will shortly be undergoing a major re-presentation along with the Cottage itself. The Cottage will also be opened specially for this event. So come along and join the celebration of this important aspect of Somerset’s identity and take the opportunity to see Coleridge’s garden, the inspiration for many of his poems. Tea, Coffee, Apple Juice, and Apple Cake will be available in the garden along with Pork and Apple Sausages. Admission to Apple Day and the garden is free. Entry to the cottage is free for National Trust members and half price for other visitors. Free parking available at the Ancient Mariner pub, opposite. Kathryn Lovell, National Trust, Dunster Castle. 01643 821314. firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 16 October - Apple Day event at Kilmersdon Village Hall, 1 Coles
Garden, Kilmersdon, BA3 5TG. Entry charge £1 and 50p for children.
10.30 to 16.00. Activities include Beetlecrusher Clog Dancers, apple bobbing,
cider maker's display, competitions for heaviest apple, longest peel and best
apple cake, produce and bric-a-brac stalls. A ploughman's lunch will be
followed by the West Gallery Choir performing in the afternoon. For more
information call 01761 437372
Saturday 16th October, the Somerset Cider Brandy Company are launching their 20 year old cider brandy at their Apple Day. Invitation only. www.ciderbrandy.co.uk
Saturday 16th October, 8.30 - 2pm. Whiteladies Road Farmers and Fair Trading Market Bristol is having an Apple Day Celebration. The market is on Whiteladies Road outside the auction rooms Sustainable Redland run the market and its now on the first and third Saturday of every month so if you cant come on Saturday come another time ! nancykidner <email@example.com>
Sunday 17th October, 1.00pm – 5.00pm. Quiet Corner Farm, Henstridge, BA8 ORA. Orchard walks, community apple juicing (bring your own + containers??) and juice for sale, apple identification and advice, apple games, Apple Cake competition - Mrs Simpkins judges, Dirty nails on hand to give advices. Woodturning – learn how to make a pole lathe, drystone waller, butterfly expert, sheepwool spinning, Party Ponies. Patricia Thompson (01963 363045).
Sunday 17th October, 1 – 4pm. St Louis RC Primary School, Welshmill Lane, Frome. BA11 3AP. Organised by the Sustainable Frome Apple Group. Apple experts to identify your apples, and a display of apple varieties, apple tasting, freshly pressed apple juice, hot food, snacks and drinks, storytelling, games, music, stalls and information. Admission free. Helen Johnstone (01373 453512). firstname.lastname@example.org www.paulwalk.net/apples
Sunday October 17th 2-4pm. Horfield Organic Community Orchard, North Bristol 7 (To find the Orchard: it is on the allotment site behind Horfield Prison.Walk down the lane beside 22 Kings Drive (between Bishop Road and Kellaway Avenue), turn left and it’s the first gate on the right. OR take the lane beside 134 Longmead Avenue until you come to the last gate on the left.) Enjoy our 100 fruiting trees, bushes and vines. Taste unusual and local varieties - Cakes, produce, trees and plants for sale. Make juice and make merry with the local Morris dancers! Free admission. Jenny Hoadley (0117-9248231) : email@example.com www.avonorganicgroup.org.uk
Sunday October 17th, 1pm-6pm. St Werburghs City Farm at the Boiling Wells Conservation Site, Watercress Road, Bristol, BS2 9YJ. The Boiling Wells lane is a 3 min walk from the farm down Boiling Wells Lane and through the railway tunnel. This year’s Apple Day will be a lovely family event with something for all ages to enjoy. We’ll have music, a bbq and of course some real Somerset cider! We’ll have a range of apple workshops including apple pressing and juice making, lots of games and activities and finish up with a lantern procession back through the tunnel. Boiling Wells is a beautiful site with a real ‘wild’ atmosphere being tucked away in a secluded green valley within St Werburghs. We have some shelter provided by our timber-framed barn heated with a wood burner and you can also embrace the outdoors, drinking hot cider round the fire. A wonderful way to spend an autumnal evening! £3 adults, £1 under 18, free for under 5’s. Isabel Lucas or Steph Renshaw : 0117 942 82 41 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 20 October. 9.30am until 2.30pm. Bristol Farmers Market at St Nicholas Market on Corn Street and Wine Street, Bristol BS1 1JQ. Days Cottage - regular stall holders at the farmers' market - will display a huge array of over 90 of their unusual apple varieties with an opportunity to sample them as well as try freshly pressed refreshing juices which will be made at the market using a traditional apple press. Shoppers will also be able to sample and buy specially prepared apple products from many of the local producers between 9.30am and 2.30pm. Pippin Doughnuts will be selling a unique range of freshly made doughnuts filled with several different varieties of apples from Days Cottage Orchard. Source will be using their guest stall at the Farmers Market to showcase a variety of their products that have been freshly prepared in their Food Hall in Exchange Avenue, including pork and apple sausages, apple cake and hot roast pork and apple rolls. Shoppers will be spoilt for choice. There will also be a chance of winning a competition which involves correctly naming some apple varieties - can you tell a Newton Wonder from a Blenheim Orange, or a Tom Putt from a John Standish?
This year's celebrations will not only focus on apples but will also highlight the important role bees have in the pollination of the apple as well as many species of flowering plants and many major crops worldwide. There has been a major decline in the bee population in recent years, so customers visiting the market will be able to find out how they can help to increase the bee population . The Global Bee Project will be on hand with plenty of information about bees as well as having bee hives for sale. Helen Huertas: email@example.com (0117 922 4015).
Thursday 21st October, 10.30- Blagdon Orchard Group this time at Lakewood Conference Centre, Rhodyate, Blagdon, North Somerset BS40 7YE Apple Day cookery demonstration and lunch - Preserving Orchard Fruit. Admission £15. With over 20 years' experience of making, demonstrating and judging award-winning preserves, Vivien Lloyd is recognised as a leading authority on domestic preservation. Watch and learn how to turn orchard fruit into delicious preserves to last you throughout the year. There will be plenty of opportunity to get answers to all your preserving queries. Lunch will feature preserves made by Vivien served with the finest bread and cheese, local orchard fruits, cider or apple juice. Tickets: Abigail Smith at the Lakewood Centre Tel: 01761 463366 www.lakewoodcentre.co.uk Contact: Blagdon Orchard Group Secretary – Suzanne Wynn Tel. 01761 463964 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 23rd October, Charlton Orchards, Charlton Road, Charlton Road, Creech St Michael, Taunton TA3 5PF. A celebration of the English apple. A family day out in a working orchard and fruit farm. 10.00 to 17.00. Activities include tractor tours of the orchard, fruit identification and tasting, apple games. Refreshments available. Sally Bail (01823 412959). www.charltonorchards.com
Saturday 23 October 11:00am, Barrington Court (NT), Barrington, nr Ilminster TA19 ONQ. A fabulous day where we will be celebrating apples and hedgehogs! Apples play a very important part in the economy of Somerset and Barrington Court is no exception. We produce our own apple juice and cider and apples from our orchards are used extensively in our kitchens. There will be children’s activities, apple milling and pressing and the Restaurant will feature some very apple-based menus. There will also be free tastings. In addition to apples, we will be welcoming the Secret World Hedgehog. email@example.com
Saturday 23 October - Somerset Rural Life Museum, Abbey Farm, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, BA6 8DB, free family event 10.30 to 16.00. Activities include cider-making and cooking demonstrations, children's workshops and stories, apple displays and juice tasting. For more information call 01458 831197.
Saturday 30 October - Porlock Apple Day Free Event at the Porlock Visitor Centre, West End, Porlock, TA24 8QD. 10.00 to 16.00. For the first time the newly moved 150 year old press in the Millennium Orchard to be used - bring apples (and bottles?) for pressing; apple book for sale, apple identification, apple games, storytelling, folk singing, cider tasteing, BBQ, visits to Community Orchard with its wonderful sea views, beehive, bat and bird boxes, media Denise Sage 01643 863150 firstname.lastname@example.org www.porlock.co.uk
Saturday 30 October Ansford School, Mags Lane, Castle Carey. FRUIT-FULL SCHOOLS with local transition group - bring your apples and take the juice home email@example.com
Sunday October 17th, 11am - 3pm, The Dove Valley Centre, Under Whitle, Nr Longnor SK17 0PR. Staffordshire Peak District Apple Day. Join us and apple expert Paul Hand for a family day to celebrate apples and orchards. Learn about old varieties of apples, make some apple juice, exchange apple recipes, find out about the wildlife of orchards, enjoy a baked apple around the fire, play some appley games, make some natural crafts, listen to storytelling, and meet an owl. Free event! Martin Evans (01538 309416) firstname.lastname@example.org, www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk
24 Oct Branston Water Park (East Staffs Borough Council) ask them
Saturday 2nd October, 11am - 4pm. Foxburrow Farm, Melton near Woodbridge. IP12 1NA. Harvest Fair, old skills for new times. Apple press, dryer and bottler, bicycle powered smoothy maker, taste named varieties of apples. Wild food and orchard walks trees include a 'veteran' non Pareil tree. Longest peel competition. Scything demonstration, second hand garden tools and plants for sale. Seed and fruit swap. Milling products from Butrums mill. Demonstrations of preserving by Transition Town Woodbridge and bottling with local champion of country lore, Peggy Cole. Meet Garden hen keeper, Francine Raymond, also find out about bee keeping. Meet the experts and have a go at; paper making, felt making, rag rugging, as well as bag and bunting making with Greener Fram. Wassailing at 3.45pm. Cafe serving home made refreshments made with seasonal ingredients. Adults £3, children £2. (sorry no dogs). Cathy Smith (01393 380113). Suffolk Wildlife Trust. email@example.com
Sunday 10 October, 10-2pm. Metfield Stores, Metfield IP20 0LB. part of the Aldeburgh Food Festival FRINGE events. Apple Identification: At 10.00 you’re invited to bring along your apples for identification or buy apple fruit trees from Hatton Farm Nurseries. Apple Walking: At about 11 we’ll start off on an Apple Ramble. Led by our one and only Eddie Krutysza, we’ll meander around notable apple trees in the village, before walking through forest, past crab-appled hedgerow to Wakelyns Agro-forestry apple system – a field planted by Ann and Martin Wolfe with 21 heritage varieties of apple trees (including a C13th French variety, Coeur de Boeuf). AND BACK, to apple pie and apple ice cream at Metfield Stores. Apple Juice Tasting: We’ve a range of local Suffolk apple juices commercially produced, from James White (Ashbocking) and Aspalls (Stowmarket). Apple Tasting: Apples from Wakelyns Agroforestry, Dan Neuteboom's Real English Fruit Orchards, Braiseworth, Eye, and Eddie Krutysza's local Metfield orchard. Apple Ice Cream: Alder Tree from Creeting St Mary, Needham Market, delicious TOFFEE APPLE ICE CREAM. www.metfield.org.uk Rachel Kellett (01986 762 776).
Sunday 10th October 10am – 4pm Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Redgrave and Lopham Fen Visitor Centre, Near Bressingham, IP22 2HX Do you have a mystery fruit? Got an apple, pear, plum, quince or even nut that you would like identified? Then bring it along for identification by a local expert at the Apple Day and Autumn Plant Sale. There will also be a display of traditional varieties, specialist nurseries, incl. fruit trees, apple bobbing, longest peel, apple tasting, family trail. Café & gift shop, walks. Adults £3 Children under 16 £2 Contact Bev Blackburn 01379 688333 firstname.lastname@example.org www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org
Sunday 10 October St Felix Meadow (community wildspace) Go Wild In Newmarket From Noel Murless Drive, walk on the grass beside the drainage ditch which runs alongside the Yellow Brick Road. As you pass the grounds of St. Felix School you will see a marquee. Apple games and activities: working an apple press to make fresh apple juice, the ‘once-round-the-meadow’ race, plant-a-pip, children’s games, bulb planting. Peter Cornelissen 07828 460241
22nd till 31st October White Horse Inn. Mill Green, Edwardstone, Sudbury,Suffolk. CO10 5PX Autumn Cider & Beer Festival with traditional Real Ciders and Perrys from mainly Suffolk & Norfolk but with a Welsh visitor. The Pub has its own Brewery next door and Cidery just accross the fields. It has awards for its Cider (Castlings Heath Cottage Organic Cider) and Beer (Mill Green Brewery). This is also the 'Greenest' Pub in Suffolk and probably in the country, with its use of Solar, Coppice wood, and local ingredients for its Cider,Beer and Food. John Norton 01787211211 email@example.com www.edwardstonewhitehorse.co.uk
Saturday 23rd October, 10am – 4pm. Crown Nursery, High Street, Ufford IP13 6EL. Celebrate Apple Day at one of Suffolk’s largest nurseries. Crown Nursery grows over 220 varietis of apple trees. Apple games and quizzes, demonstrations of budding and grafting, over 90 varieties of apples to taste, advice on growing apple trees, pest and disease management. Delicious home-made light refreshments throughout the day. Free admission. Jill Proctor (01394 460755) firstname.lastname@example.org www.crown-nursery.co.uk
October 24th 12-4pm, Thornham Walled Garden, Thornham Magna, Nr Eye, Suffolk, IP23 8HA. Apple Display and Identification (Paul Read, Suffolk Biodiversity Partnership), Aspall Cyder Bar, Juice Press and Bar, Music and drumming, Storytelling, Local Bees & Honey, Food, Games, Produce sales and lots, lots more.... Admission Free. All revenue generated from this event goes in aid of the Beyond The Wall charity (part of the Thornham Field Centre Trust, Charity No 292229) and other local causes. Contact Ben Hall, Project Development Manager, Beyond The Wall, Thornham Walled Garden (01379 788700)
Saturday 2nd October, 10am – 5pm. Polesden Lacey (NT), Great Bookham, nr Dorking RH5 6DB. Enjoy a traditional Apple Day within the beautiful grounds of Polesden Lacey. Over this weekend, we will be hosting this uniquely English event with apple and cider sales, apple tastings and an exhibition of historic apple varieties. As the finale to British Food Fortnight at Polesden Lacey, you will also be able to sample and buy delicious local produce on the day. With craft activities and games – it’s a great event for all the family. Normal admission charges apply.(01372 452048) email@example.com
Saturday, 16 October, 9:00am until 12:00 noon. Dorking Community Orchard will have a stall on the Dorking High Street in front of Barclay’s Bank. Are your apple trees producing more fruit than you can handle? Getting a little tired of Apple Crumble? Then think about bringing your apples to the Transition Dorking/ Dorking Community Orchard stall and have your apples pressed into juice. We’ll have an apple press (a Vigo press—no gas! No electricity!) and we’ll take your apples and turn them into juice. If you’re interested please bring your clean, apples (eaters not cookers) to the stall where we will chop and press them. If you can—it would be great if you could chop your apples before bringing them to us. No need to peel or core, just chop them roughly and put them in a bag. You need to bring a clean, dry container for the juice—a 1 litre milk carton would be perfect. Fresh apple juice doesn’t keep very long so be sure to drink the juice the same day. Not sure if your apples are cookers or eaters? Just try biting into one. If it’s too tart to eat, it’s too tart to juice. Free. Jane Freimiller (07724 432 441). firstname.lastname@example.org www.transitiondorking.org.uk
Saturday 16 October, 10am to 3pm. A stall on the High Street, Reigate, near the Market Hotel, Reigate. Shoppers in Reigate Town Centre are set to receive a random act of kindness of the fruity kind. Members of Sustainable Redhill will have a stall on the High Street in Reigate, near The Market Hotel. They will be handing out free fruit, with a message to “pick your own”. The juicy bounty has all been collected from local fruit and nut trees, and has zero ‘air miles’ associated with it. Often plums, cherries, hazelnuts, apples and pears can go unnoticed in Surrey gardens. Meanwhile, shoppers turn to supermarkets for convenience, leaving their own, free and tasty crops to go to waste. Residents with unwanted produce can also bring their unwanted fruit and nuts to the stall, or arrange a free picking. Members of Sustainable Redhill will make the harvest into tasty pies, jams and chutneys. Reigate business, Clifton Nursery, will also be offering discounts on purchases of fruit trees as part of the initiative. Rebecca Harris, Chair of Sustainable Redhill on 07942 344801, email: email@example.com, or visit www.sustainableredhill.org.uk. : www.growingredhill.org.uk
Sunday 17th October, 10.00am – 1.30pm. Secretts Farmers’ Market, Milford. Local members of The National Eczema Society are hoping to hold their best ever Apple Day. This year we are particularly interested in having a larger display of local apples, including some unusual ones which we are collecting from local orchards such as Puck’s Oak Barn at Compton. There is a growing interest in local varieties and the stories attached to them - do tell us about ones you know. We will also have apples to taste from commercial orchards at RHS Wisley and Brogdale, home of our National Fruit Collection, and of course there will be plenty of apples to buy from Ringden Farm.
We will have our popular games, including apple bowling, juggling, face painting, William Tell game and some new surprises. Plenty of homemade cakes and light refreshments will be available. Any child wanting to display an apple painting is most welcome to bring it on the day. As always there will be a stall with information about the National Eczema Society and plenty of friendly members to provide more information. The Society is most grateful for the support and interest of the South West Surrey Farmers’ Market Co-operative and Waverley Borough Council. This event is a great way to support the Society, celebrate Apple Day and a wonderful chance to visit the best Farmers’ Market in the country. Lindy Mitchley firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th October, RHS Garden Wisley Woking, GU23 6QB the garden has 700 varieties of apples, many of them hundreds of years old. Displays of unusual apple varieties, tastings and advice, apple-bobbing for the children. Wisley will also host this year’s European Europom festival where fruit collectors from societies of growers and fruit organisations from all over Europe will exhibit their produce. 0845 260 9000 www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Wisley
*****Sue Clifford and Angela King directors of Common Ground will be signing**** “The Apple Source Book” at RHS Wisley on Saturday 23rd October from 2.00.
Sunday 26 September, 11am - 5pm. Stanmer Park, by Sussex University, near Brighton. Apple crumble and teas, juice making, childrens activities, apple identification, guided tours, produce for sale and much more. Admission free, no need to book, just come along. Children must be supervised by an adult. Dogs must be kept on a lead and may not be admitted to the tea garden. Apple identification : if you want to know what the old apple tree in your garden is then you can ask the expert pomologist and fruit historians including Joan Morgan, author of The New Book of Apples. Please bring three or more good quality fruits and a few leaves of each unknown variety. Provisional event details - Tea garden with fresh apple juice, apple puddings, and cakes all day; Buy freshly picked apples from our orchards; Juice the apples from the orchard using a traditional press and juice for sale; Rare Sussex apple trees for sale; Advice on growing fruit in your own garden, allotment or orchard; Children's activities; Stalls from a variety of local organisations such as Stanmer Organics, Brighton and Hove Food Partnership and others; Find out about our plans to plant all the rare Sussex varieties of apples in our orchards, Orchard tours throughout the day; Cookery demonstrations and lunches made with local produce. Action in Rural Sussex, Brighton Permaculture Trust, Stanmer Orchard Group www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk Location: Apple Day activities will take place near the church, in the farmhouse garden and in the orchard behind the farm house. See http://www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk/courses-conferences-and-events/events/68-apple-day.html
Saturday & Sunday 2 & 3 October, 10.30am - 5pm, West Dean Gardens, Chichester, PO18 OQZ. Visitors can take a peek inside the glorious flint-faced mansion then see a display of over 100 varieties of apple grown in the Victorian walled kitchen garden. Come and discover apples of every shape and size. Taste the different varieties and bring along apples from your own garden to be identified by one of the apple experts at the show. Apples have been associated with good health throughout the centuries; they are great for our hearts, are a good diet food and fight colds and viruses. This is a family event for all ages, with stallholders offering an array of apple-based foods and drinks to taste and buy, as well as activities for the children including apple bobbing, and the ever-popular Big Draw drawing competition. Tickets: £7.50 (adults) £7.00 (over 60s) £3.50 (children 5 - 15) £18.50 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) Children under 5 Free.
Please note: no dogs are allowed in the event or grounds, except assistance dogs. (01243 818210) email@example.com
Sunday 3rd October, 11am – 3pm. West Grinstead Orchard, behind Orchard Family Restaurant, Cowfold Road, Horsham RH13 8LU. Organised by West Sussex County Council Low Weald Countryside Rangers. Activities include: displays about apples, pruning, wildlife conservation; traditional apple games, local fruit producer, Old Rudgwick Cider Society with apple press, so bring your own English varieties to be juiced (plus container), bee keepers, wildlife group stalls, refreshments etc. Geraldine Fewster (01403 864001/07802327528).
Sunday 3rd October, 11am - 4pm. Alfriston Clergy House (NT), The Tye, Alfriston, Polegate, BN26 5TL. Taste he different varieties of apples from our orchard and speak to an apple expert. Normal admission charges apply. (01323 870001) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 10th October, 11am – 4pm. Rudgwick Sports and Social Club, King George V Playing Fields, Bucks Green, Rudgwick RH12 3JJ organised by the Old Rudgwick Cider Society. Based in the beautiful Upper Arun Valley of the Sussex Weald, our community playing fields are bordered by woodland, river, wet woodland and spring fed water course. New community orchard (all Sussex cultivars) planted 18 months ago within a new wildflower meadow. Come and join us pressing the surplus apples that have been collected from around the village and bring your surplus apples along to be pressed on the day. If you bring apples you can take away juice (which freezes well – bring your own containers) or receive a voucher to collect our 2009 cider at Ellens Green and Rudgwick Gardening Association Summer Show in July 2010. During Apple Day there are plenty of stalls and side shows to enjoy, all about apples and other rural themes, Secretts Village Shop, raffles, WI cakes and other comestibles. There are also (messy!) games for children, 2009 vintage “Old Chopper” Cider to sample (strictly over 18 only – ID will be rquested), the Social Club is open for refreshments and a Hog Roast with apple sauce! So bring your surplus apples, the whole family, some containers to take away juice, and have great and informative day in Rudgwick, whilst putting surplus apples to good use. Oliver Ward (01403 823 424) /Trevor Nash Trevor.email@example.com (07816 757537) www.redgwickcider.com
Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th October, 10am – 5pm. The National Collection of Cider & Perry, Middle Farm Firle, Lewes BN8 6AJ. A celebration of music, dance and feasting in celebration of English apples and cider. A huge assortment of locally sourced apples, a proper old time fun fair, cider bar and two music stages. Main Stage: Rory Macleod, John Otway, Carnival Collective, Mountain Firework Company, pollito boogaloo, The Magic Number, Peanut Albinos, Faye Houston, Samsara. Days to be advised.
The Pip Inn: Saturday: The Young Coppers, Danni Nichols, The Winter Mountain Band, Bad Bad Whiskey, and The Cajun Dawgs. Sunday: Laura Hockenhull, Jez Tonkin, The So Last Century String Band, Porchlight Smokers (to be confirmed), John Crampton.
Tickets are expected to be priced at £9 per day and are only available on the gate. Under 12's go free, and tickets include entry to the farm. Middle Farm is situated on the main A27 Lewes to Eastbourne road, between the villages of Firle and Selmeston. The nearest stations are Glynde (2 miles, there is a cycle path from Glynde station) or Lewes (5 miles). The Cuckmere Community Bus will be running between Lewes Train Station and Middle Farm, leaving Lewes Train Station at 5 minutes past each hour. Bus tickets are priced at £1.00 for a return fare. Please no dogs except Registered Assistance Dogs. (01323 811411). www.middlefarm.com
WARWICKSHIRE & West MIdlands
Sunday 3rd October. Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Mary Arden’s Farm, Station Road, Wilmcote, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 9UN. Apple identification, tasting and pressing. Traditional ciders and apple juices and make your own toffee apple. Apple games, races, apple recipes and rural stallholders. There will be falconry from horseback, the goat grand national and sheep dog trials. The apple yards dancers, mummers plays and music and dancing to join in with. Overall – a great day out! £9.50 an for adult
Vicky Cain (07590245096) Vicky.firstname.lastname@example.org www.shakespeare.org.uk
Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th October, 11am – 4pm. Webbs, Ryton Gardens, Wolston Lane, Ryton on Dunsmore, Coventry. Free expert advice and tips on how to grow fantastic apples at home, free apple tasting, apple themed munus in the restaurant and café. Free children’s activities, free apple identification on Sunday 17th Free entry. Visit Garden Organic’s demonstration gardens on the 16th and 17th. Buy one get one free. Nick Baker (01527 860000) email@example.com www.webbsdirect.co.uk
Sunday October 17 10.30am - 4.30pm at Hill Close Gardens, Bread & Meat Close, Warwick CV34 6HF. (adjacent to racecourse off Friars Street – 2 hrs free parking). Sixteen restored hedged Victorian gardens with brick built listed summerhouses and over 50 different types of apple trees. Apple display and tasting from our many old and unusual varieties of apple tree * Plants & produce for sale from the 16 gardens with their wide range of flowers, fruit and vegetables * Tree dressing, apple pie competition, heaviest apple/longest peelcompetitions and apple quiz * Tree grafting demonstration* Craft stalls including food and decorative items* Apple recipes* Bees and honey* Folk music from "Romany Pie"* Special activities for children * Local apple juice, light lunches and fresh cakes available in sustainable visitor centre Entry £3 Children free of charge. Centre Manager: Pattie Hall tel 01926 493339 email firstname.lastname@example.org Media Contact: Margaret Begg (Publicity Officer) (01926 423822) email@example.com www.hillclosegardens.com
Sunday 17th October, 10.30am – 4.30pm. Hill Close Gardens, off Friars Street, Warwick CV34 6HF . Display of apple varieties, tasting, expert advice, children’s activities, country crafts stalls, ales of apples, plants and preserves. Refreshments available. Ken Joy (01926 493339) www.hillclosegardens.com
Sunday 24th October 11am-3pm free Court Lane Allotments, Court Lane, Erdington, Birmingham B23 5RG Live apple pressing, see and taste local apples turned into delicious juice with our amazing home made apple press- bring along your apples to turn into juice. Apple expert Julian Brandram, with a display of apple varieties and fruit growing advice (www.appletrees.org.uk). Apple trees, pickles, preserves and produce for sale. Apple bobbing, Longest Apple Peel competition and Apple and Spoon race. Morris dancing from 1st Sedgley Morris group. Make a mini scarecrow to take away. Fruit mapping. Live music from Jim Mehan. Food. Eleanor Hoad: ‘PREPARE’ a project to harvest and distribute unwanted fruit in the Erdington area run by Artist in Residence Eleanor Hoad supported by Birmingham City Councils Community Arts Team. Prepare 07974 934 917 firstname.lastname@example.org
September 29th Laycock Abbey NT All day workshop for schools with Composer Karen Wimhurst.
In order to stem the destruction of our orchards, the wild life and culture that they support, Common Ground instigated Apple Day in 1990 as a new calendar custom, celebrated on October 21st. To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Apple Day on 21st October 2010, Apple Journeys will be a song cycle for children’s choirs, the eclectic folk band Big Top and soloist. The apple, common yet most exotic of fruits, embodies the age long collaboration between humankind and nature. This song cycle will follow the apple from the wild forests of the Tien Shan – the Heavenly Mountains (between China, Kazakhstan and Kirghistan) through to our present day, both supermarket shelves and Community Orchards. With support from PRSF and National Trust, Common Ground is commissioning composer Karen Wimhurst. The project will start with children’s song writing workshops in orchards for Apple Day led by the composer, inspiring a song cycle to be performed summer /autumn 2011. Contact Racheal Holtom at Laycock Abbey.
Saturday, 16th October, 10am - 2pm. The Organic Farm Shop, Burford Lane, Cirencester, GL7 5HF - all organic farm shop, cafe and events hall. Identification of apples and pears. Juicing. Container fruit trees for sale and planting/pruning/care advice from Walcott Nursery. Apple Bobbing and Pin the maggot on the apple. Mike Wakeford email@example.com,
Sunday 17 October, 11.15 am to 4.15 pm. MARLBOROUGH APPLE DAY, Marlborough Town Hall. Marlborough’s first Apple Day is spearheaded by one of Britain’s best loved food writers, Philippa Davenport, life-long apple aficionado, who helped Common Ground write The Apple Source Book. 11.30 The Procession of the Pips: local school children and musicians accompanying the Mayor and Rector from the Town Hall to nearby gardens for the ceremonial planting of the first tree in our Community Orchard. (Our vision is to become Marlborough-in-an-Orchard, with fruit trees eventually planted in many corners, public and private, small and spacious, in and around the whole town, creating a greener, more sharing community.) Returning to the Town Hall (entry is FREE), all manner of apple information and entertainment will be on offer, with something for everyone -- even an Apple Day special for dogs (apple sticks: great to retrieve and chew - no splintering!) and an Apple Day special for birds (seed-studded windfall bird-feeders made by children). Talks and demonstrations with book signings: History of the apple by Dr Barrie Juniper, Growing by Leigh Walker of Barters Plant Centre with Lynda Brown, and Storing and Cooking by Philippa Davenport. There will be 50-60 different apple varieties to see, smell and taste (including our local Bedwyn Beauty), beekeepers and woodcarvers to meet, Wiltshire Wildlifers and Climate Pledgers, give-away windfalls, pip-planting, pressing "home made " apple juice, Marlborough's own orchard exhibition and fantasy apple cake display, plus competitions, games, quiz, raffle and prizes galore.
In true Common Ground spirit, local producers and many of the community will contribute to our simple but excellent bill of fare. The best-ever hog roast, sourced and served by Mr Sumbler, our town butcher (recently voted Wiltshire's best food producer) will be teamed with Slow Food Berks & Wilts' fresh herb stuffing and windfall apple sauce (using fruit gathered by Marlborough Gardening Association), in warm rolls baked by Haynes of Bedwyn using Doves Farm organic flour. Sheepdrove Farm's warming organic pumpkin and apple soup, will be complemented by a selection of hot savoury pasties, and raw milk cheeses served with oatcakes and named variety apples. Finish with Pippins' cinnamon and brown sugar doughnuts filled with various apple purees. Drink award winning artisan cider-maker Orchard Pig's mulled cider and hot spiced apple juice, Keith Goverd's outstanding range of single variety apple juices, or Fairtrade teas.
Do come and help make Apple Day's 21st birthday - and our first - very special. Pick up a leaflet for full details from White Horse Bookshop, Kitchenmonger, Quality Stationers. Caroline@libanupress.co.uk (01672 512 949).
Sunday October 17th 11am to 4pm. Lacock Abbey Gardens, Abbey, High Street, Lacock, Chippenham, SN15 2LG. NT display of apple varieties. Guided orchard walks and talks. Apples for sale. Refreshments; hot and cold drinks, soup, rolls and cake. Hog roast. Honey and bee related products for sale. Recipe books for sale by local author. Apple juice making and tasting. Single varietal juice for sale. Cider bar run by local CAMRA group including ‘No Nunsense’ the abbey’s homemade cider. Displays of information about apples and growing. Children’s games and Wiltshire Scrapstore with apple-themed craft activities. Longest Peel competition. Apple poet-tree. Live music and dancing featuring art and music. Admission: £ NT members free, non-members £8 adults, £4 child, £20.40 family (2A plus 2C). Sue Carter, Head Gardener firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th October. 10am. NOT a public event. A two day course to be held at a private house in Aldbourne. “The Legendary Apple” is part of a course for speakers of other languages, and is one of a series of themed language lessons based on cooking and British culture. The students will cook their own roast pork lunch (with apple sauce), and create several apple desserts, apple cake & scones and apple preserve, and make their own apple juice in a small electric press. There will be as wide a selection of organically grown apples as I can collect (16, so far) to taste and identify, as well as leaves and branches from a variety of trees so the students can learn how to identify trees as well; the children will be playing apple games and will enter the longest peel competition; we’ll play word games to help the students remember the specific vocabulary. We’ll be reading some of the famous myths and legends which feature apples, such as The Judgment of Paris and Snow White; and glancing at some of the 165 art works based on the Temptation in the Garden of Eden (collated by another student). There will be at least 12 adults and their children. £30 per day tuition fee. Madeleine Rubach, Tutor in English as a Foreign Language, email@example.com
Wednesday 20th October 10am to 2pm Lower Shaw Farm, Old Shaw Lane, Shaw, Swindon SN5 5PJ donation requested. We are a little farm and a Community Cafe. Display of varieties obtainable locally, tasting, juice making, apple peeling gadgets, apple printing activity, apple themed menu in the cafe. Contact: Andrea Hirsch 01793 771080 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lowershawfarm.co.uk
Saturday 23 October 10-5. Stourhead Farm Shop sample many different apple varieties harvested from local orchards.
Saturday 23rd October from 8am on the Podium in the Market Square Highworth nr. Swindon The Highworth Apple Juice and Cider Project will be holding their annual public pressing of apples for cider making. Members of the project will be on hand to answer question on cider making and on the aims of the project. If you would like to have a go then come along and try your hand at scratting and pressing. If you have windfall apples in your garden and would like to donate them to the project then bring them along and see how we turn them into cider. 01793 862000, email@example.com Highworth Apple Juice & Cider Project firstname.lastname@example.org www.highworthbusinessgroup.co.uk
Saturday 25th September, 11am – 4pm. Hanbury Hall (NT), School Road, Droitwich WR9 7EA. Purchase delicious home-grown apples from Hanbury’s orchard and talk to the experts. Normal admission charges apply. Emily Knight (01527 821214) email@example.com
Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th October, 11am – 4pm. Webbs, Wychbold, Worcester Road, Wychbold, Droitwich Spa WR9 ODG. Local apple juice tasting, display of apple varieties, free apple tasting, fruit temed restaurant menu, expert advice and tips on how to produce fantastic fruit results at home, wide range of trees available, apple identification on Sunday. Free entry. Nick Baker (01527 860000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 25th – Sunday 31st October The Queen’s Head Inn, Sugarbrook Lane, Stoke Pound, Bromsgrove, B60 3AU 01527 877777 www.queens-head-inn.co.uk Canal-side pub and restaurant in conjunction with Array Fruit Farm, (established in Bromsgrove in 1900) Array grow over 12 varieties of apple, including the popular Gala and Russet, the rare Ashmead’s Kernel (dating back to the 1700s), as well as varieties unique to the farm, such as the Cavalier Cox and versatile Crispin. Gourmet Apple Menu: with dishes prepared using different varieties of apples supplied by Array. Traditional favourites will be available, such as pork with apple sauce and home-made apple pie. The bespoke menu will also feature some more contemporary offerings, such as crispy duck with apples, ginger and honey; Apple Tarte Tatin, apple and stilton ice-cream and apple brulée. A special menu for younger diners, to include food with an apple twist, such as pork and apple sausage roll and sticky toffee apple sponge pudding. Apple-tastic day-time activity sessions for children with colouring apple pictures, getting messy with apple printing, make an apple person to take home, listen to the story of Johnny Appleseed and watch apples being crushed in a press, to make juice which they can drink. The activity sessions will be available between 12 noon and 3pm, Monday October 25 – Friday October 29, and are primarily suitable for children aged 5 – 9 years. The cost per child will be £5 or £4 if booked in advance. Apple pies for charity The venue will also be selling home-made apple pies during the week. All profits will be donated to the NSPCC and the British Legion.For media enquiries please contact Sarah Rees at Big Splash Communications Ltd. Telephone: 0791 214 6449 email@example.com
YORKSHIRE (including Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield)
Sunday 19th September, Pear Day, Cannon Hall, Barnsley.
Sunday 10th October, 12-4pm. Bowling Park Community Orchard – in the allotments on Bowling Bark Drive, BD4. (map on website). Display of apple varieties and identifier from the Northern Fruit Group. About 30 varieties of apples for sale. Trees for sale. Horticultural advice. Cafe selling sweet and savoury dishes and jams and chutneys. Recipe book. Fresh juice. Apple pie and cake competition (entries by 12.30pm – check website). Appley and wildlife games and art activities. Apple tasting. This year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary and are encouraging people to come in their best fruity themed clothes to add to the party atmosphere. Julia Pearson: Bradford Environmental Education Service and Bradford Apple Group (01274 513109). firstname.lastname@example.org www.bees-ymca.org.uk
Saturday 16th October 1-4pm York Environment Centre in St Nicholas Fields Local Nature Reserve, Rawdon Avenue, York YO10 3ST Apple juggling with Professor Fiddlesticks and Apple Olympics for children of all ages Longest peel competition - Can you beat last year’s record of 209 cm and win a prize? Apple Pudding Contest – Bring your best home-made pud and you may win a prize!, Expert advice on fruit growing, sampling of different apple varieties, fresh apple juice tasting, Story telling, craft activities, haiku workshop with Anneliese Emmans Dean of the Big Buzz fame, Stalls: urban harvesting project Abundance, Fulford Community Orchard.There will also be refreshments & plenty more! Ivana Jakubkova,Centre Manager.
Saturday 23rd October, The Stubbing Wharf (public house), King Street, Hebden Bridge,West Yorkshire HX7 6LU. Since the Stubbing started hosting the Apple Day event, it has become a great day out for the wider community and CAMRA enthusiasts alike. “As well as cider tasting, there will be apple pressing and juicing and plenty of apple-related frolics for the family and the cider bar will be offering a great selection of real ciders from numerous craft-producers,” adds Matt Browne, the Stubbing’s landlord. “There’s a bit of a dearth of Apple Day activity in the north, and it’s a great opportunity to get acquainted with a wide range of apple juices and ciders.” Apple Day has also become a welcome return to the Stubbing Wharf’s highly regarded Cider Festival. Whilst the Apple Day celebrates the eating and drinking delights of apples and their juices, it has also become soothing of a ‘Mini Cider Fest’. (01422 844107) email@example.com www.stubbingwharf.com
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th October, Harlow Carr RHS Garden, Crag Lane, Harrogate. A packed festival including a display of over 200 varieties of apples all grown in Northern England, as well as apple tasting, advice and identification. Apple Day takes place in conjunction with the Northern Fruit Group. Information: Margaret Drury (01423 770111). firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday & Sunday 23rd and 24th October, 10-4.Yorkshire Orchards Ltd, White House Farm, Bolton Lane, Wilberfoss, York YO41 5NX. Last year we had over 150 varieties of apple on display, with over 60 to taste and buy, all home grown. As last year, we shall have refreshments available, as well as assorted home made produce. With free admission and parking, orchard walks and games and competitions for children. email@example.com (01759 380375).
Saturday and Sunday 23/24 October Rogers of Pickering The Nurseries, Malton Road, Pickering, YO18 7JW RV Roger Ltd 01751 472226
October Yorkshire Sculpture Park details awaited - restaurant menu and work with bees
Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 October West Winds Yorkshire Tearooms (up the lane beside the Buck Inn), Buckden, Upper Wharfedale, Skipton, BD23 5JA in the Yorkshire Dales. 01756 760883. Free apple-tasting featuring 20 tasty varieties that can’t be found in the shops, all grown in Yorkshire; plus a tearoom menu of apple-licious savoury dishes, desserts and cakes; plus apples to take home. A day out that will bear fruit… Tearooms open 12.30pm-6pm (closed Monday and Tuesday)[Media enquiries to Stephen at West Winds Yorkshire Tearooms on 01756 760883] www.westwindsinyorkshire.co.uk
Saturday 2nd October from 10am to 5.30pm. Centre for Alternative Technology (Visitor Centre) Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Gwynedd SY20 9AZ. We will be holding a range of apple-based activities to celebrate the diversity and variety of local foods. It promises to be an interesting day out for all the family, whatever the weather! • Fresh food and drink • Local ciders • Apple Games • Children's activities • Guided tour of the orchard • Pedal-powered smoothies • Bring your own apples to be identified and juiced • Live music • Sustainable food talks. Specialised guided tour
Adults £8.40 Concession £7.50 Child £4.00 (01654 705950) www.cat.org.uk
2nd and 3rd October Erddig House (NT), Wrexham, LL13 0YT 11am - 5pm - this will be the 20th Apple Day at Erddig celebrating the apple harvest with over 140 varieties grown in the gardens, tastings, demonstrations, craft fair, live music and activities for all the family. Booking Not Needed (01978 355314) firstname.lastname@example.org entry free to NT members otherwise £10.30 adults; £6.72 children; £25.75 family ticket.
Saturday 9th October, 10.00am – 4.00pm. Scolton Manor, Spittal, Pembrokeshire SA62 5QL, organized by the Tree Fruit Society of Wales. An apple identification day, part of our search for the apple heritage of West Wales. Contact Lesley Jones http://www.treefruitsocietyofwales.org.uk email@example.com
Saturday 16th October, Clare Gardens, Lower Cathedral Rd, Riverside, Cardiff organised by Friends of Clare Gardens, Riverside Community Market Association & Cardiff Transition Project as part of Orchard Cardiff Project. Members of the public will be able to come along and bring their fruit to be pressed in the heart of the city. Activities and tasting planned. For further information, contact Jenny Howells on 07532 385899 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, October 23, 10am - 2pm. St. Thomas’ Methodist Church, The Common, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 7DQ. Games (including Longest Peel Competition), quiz, prizes, music and food. Orchardist’s Lunch served from 12 noon while supplies last, price £2.50, also for sale apple pie and cream dessert, home-made apple chutneys and apple-themed baked goods. Bring and share apple variety tasting and exhibition. ‘Pony apples’ available. All proceeds to benefit the Cameroon Farming Project through the Methodist Relief and Development Fund. Free admission. Rev. Bryan Yardy (01570 423662) email@example.com
23rd/24th October, Saturday/Sunday Afan Forest Park Visitor Centre Café, Cynonville, Port Talbot, SA13 3HG Special apple dishes, sweet and savoury, on the menu all weekend. 01639 850564 firstname.lastname@example.org :www.afanforestpark.co.uk
Saturday 23, Sunday 24 and every day from Wednesday 27 to Sunday 31 October from 11:00 to 17:00 each day. National Trust Llanerchaeron, Ciliau Aeron, near Aberaeron, Ceredigion SA48 8DG A week of apple related events, tours of the orchard, pruning advice, apple cookery (Thursday 28), apple identification and display of apple varieties. See http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-llanerchaeron for full directions and admission charges (free for NT members). Sales of rare Welsh apple, pear and damson trees (every day, in the car park - no entrance ticket needed) (01545 570200). Steve Hipkin Gwynfor Growers Pontgarreg, Llandysul SA44 6AU T: 01239 654151
Sat Oct 30th, 10.00am to 3.00pm Picton Community Centre, Freemans Way, Haverfordwest SA61 1UG Identification of Apple varieties in association with the Phoenix Wellbeing Society Autumn Fayre.
Tree Fruit Society of Wales Lesley Jones 01437 710398
Saturday 23rd October Natural History Museum, St Fagans, Cardiff CF5 6XB
Sunday 7th November 11am – 4pm, Admission Free The Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP16 5HJ Community Hall Featuring Marcher Apple Network's display of varieties (over 50); Apple idenitification by Michael Porter author of the new Welsh Marches Pomona; varieties tasting; sale of locally grown apples; juice tasting and sales; local cider makers tastings and sales; pressing and cider-making with vintage machinery; apple tree sales; stalls - apple foods, pickles, pastries, honey, books, Calvados made in Cormeilles Normandy Chepstow's twin town; displays about orchards, wildlife, apple history and folklore, Chepstow's new community orchards; costermongers lunches; Morris Men with Wassail; games and competitions; apple dessert competition (prizes £50, £30 & £20) judged by TV chef Matt Tebbutt, free entry forms from Chepstow Museum email@example.com Organised by Chepstow Town Council and Transition Chepstow, with sponsorship from Chepstow Garden Centre
Ned Heywood 01291 624836 firstname.lastname@example.org
12th September, 10am – 5pm. National Museum of Rural Life, Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road, East Kilbride G76 9HR. Harvest Home Festival. Juice making, dooking and tips and demonstrations on growing fruit. Also wild food foraging expeditions. Adult £6 children under 12 and under free. (0131 225 7534).
12th Sept 12-5pm Go Greener Apple Day Rouken Glen Park and Pavilion
- with lots of apple games, treasure hunts and family enjoyment. Free.
East Refrewshire (0141 639 1205) email email@example.com
Wednesday 22nd September 1-2.30 pm -Holyrood Apple Day, Holyrood Parliament, A display of Scottish Fruit - and a get together to celebrate the harvest and a chance to get your MSP to realise the potential of a Fruitful Scotland. Invite only.... for security - if you’d like to come contact John Hancox - firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday October 2nd, 12.00 noon to 6.00pm. North Queensferry Food Fest & Apple Day, North Queensferry Community Centre and playing fields. It is a free, family friendly event and will feature a marquee decorated with straw bales and local artwork. There will be stalls selling the best of local food and drink, a hog roast, live music, working apple press and freshly pressed local apple juice, information cinema, children's entertainers, games and competitions for the whole family. The event will also provide an opportunity to meet the Carbon Cutters team and sign up for a free home energy visit. For more information about NQTTI go to sites.google.com/site/northqueensferrytransition or call Andrew on Jones on (01383 414407). Carbon Cutters Project Coordinator, Gina Martin email nqcarboncuttersATgmail.com or call (07796 099697). For more information on the Transition Town Initiative go to www.transitionnetwork.org To contact the organisers call Clare on or Lynoa (07846 478344).
Saturday 16 Oct at Lochore Meadows Country Park 10-4.30pm. Apples everywhere! (And possibly some pears and Plums too) Apple identification advice, Apple juicing;- bring along your apples to turn them from a glut into fresh juice. Cider making course (advance booking essential, costs TBC, contact Dallas Seawright on 07951 241872). All this in one day at Lochore Meadows!
About Fife Coast & Countryside Trust. Contact: Dallas Seawright for more information: 01592 583343 or email email@example.com
Sunday, 17th October 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Falkland Palace, Orchard High St, Falkland. NTS. In the biggest Orchard in Fife this year's Apple Day is dedicated to families and conservation. There will be many activities for children, including longest peel competition, apple bird feeder making, crafts with apples, tree dressing and an apple poetry workshop. Also taking place on the day will be a ceilidh, talks about conservation in orchards (wildlife, meadow conservation, orchards in the trust, etc.) in collaboration with Fife Coast and Countryside Trust. There will also be apple identification, talk by Andrew Lear, juice pressing and apple baking stalls, a food demonstration an apple floral demonstration and bee keeping information. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 08444932186 Web: http://www.nts.org.uk/Events/Detail/832/
Thursday 21st October REAL FOODS 37 Broughton Street
Edinburgh UK EH1 3JU
Make sure you get along to Real Foods this Thursday 21 October as we’re celebrating Apple Day 2010 Apples aren’t the only thing falling to the ground this time of year, we’re putting all fresh apples on Apple Day at half price. To miss an offer like this would be apple-ing! We’ll also be giving you tasters of all our fresh apples and if you’re lucky enough you could win a basket of mixed apples. Entry forms will be available instore and entry will run for one week. 0131 557 1911 www.realfoods.co.uk vegetarian, Fairtrade, organic foods
SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER, 11am – 3.30pm. Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, Scottish Borders Council, Ancrum, Jedburgh TD8 6UQ (Scottish Borders). Harestanes’ annual apple extravaganza in partnership with Borders’ Organic Gardeners. Apple identification, juicing demonstrations, pipe band, organic gardening books, sales of fruit, jams and chutneys, games and children’s activities. Local meat, cheese and bread producers. Displays and information on beekeeping and fruit tree pruning. Free admission. Michael Scott (01835 830306). email@example.com www.scotborders.gov.uk/harestanes
Sunday, 24 October, Peatlands Park. Family and Seasonal Delight;
11:00am to 5:00pm Free. Come and experience the beauty of the Orchard County. There will be apple crafts, apple cooking, apple products and a variety of apple trees for sale. Free train rides on the 'Orchard Express' on the day! Admission free. For more information contact 028 3885 1102.
Interactive map - (click on the pointer and then 'To here' to get directions) http://www.ni-environment.gov.uk/events-cal?id=45461
Saturday, October 23rd, Sunday October 24th. At the orchards of The Apple Farm, Moorstown, Cahir, County Tipperary. GPS: N52.3766840° and W 7.8434000° Pick your own apples, orchard produce for sale, display of apple varieties. Free entry. Cornelius Traas ++353(code for Ireland) 086-6091998 (omit the 0 in 086 from outside Ireland). firstname.lastname@example.org www.theapplefarm.com
Sunday 3rd October 2010 at Blanchelande Girls' College, St Andrew's 11-00am until 3-00pm. St Andrew's Floral Guernsey, Ann Wragg email@example.com
U S A
Sunday September 26, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. NEW YORK CITY APPLE DAY – Orchard Street (on Manhattan’s Lower East Side) between Broome and Grand Streets. Apples on Orchard is a unique street fair where visitors can experience all things apple related. Right in the heart of the Big Apple, visitors will feel like "urban farmers" with countless varieties of apples – many transported from upstate New York from farms including Red Jacket Orchards. The day also includes many of the Lower East Side’s culinary venues (all getting in the apple spirit and incorporating the ingredient into their cuisine) retailers, cultural institutions, live music, and more. Apples on Orchard pays tribute to the neighborhood’s historical connection to apples. The Lower East Side was an apple orchard farm in the 1700s, owned by a French farmer named Delancey.
How to get there: Many of NYC’s subways drop you off just a few blocks from the festivities. For example, you can take the J/M/Z or F to Delancey/Essex, the F/V to Houston Street/2nd Avenue and walk a few blocks south on Orchard, the D/B to Grand Street, or the F to Canal Street. Map: www.lowereastsideny.com/pdfs/les_basic_map.pdf THIS FREE EVENT IS GREAT FOR ALL AGES, SO PLEASE STOP BY!
PERFORMANCES:"Grandma Fantasy". PERFORMANCES PRESENTED BY LISA-THI BESKAR: Tyrone Noonan Band, Cows Like Shrimp with Sefton Stallard. Stella Winkelman of Bell Book and Scandal. Jamie Bendell PARTICPATING PEOPLE AND GROUPS: Mark Miller Gallery; An Choi; Henry Street Settlement; Café Katja; Biscuits by Lambchop; Bunny Chow; Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy; Chabad of the Lower East Side; Greenmarket (GrowNYC); New Museum; Make-Up Mania; LES Ecology Center; Newtown Pippin; Wendy Mink Jewelry; Bikram Yoga LES; Red Jacket Orchards; Samplesaleshop.com; Tenement Museum; Cheeky Sandwiches; Melt Bakery; Roasting Plant; The Original Delancy St Peanut Co.; Fizzy Lizzy; Miriam Maldonado; Georgia’s Eastside BBQ; BabyCakes.
NEW YORK CITY APPLE DAY is sponsored by the Lower East Side Business Improvement District. For more information, please contact us at 54 Orchard Street, NYC 10002, 212-226-9010, firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit our website at www.lowereastsideny.com.
*APPLE IDENTIFICATION: Where this is offered, please take three examples of each variety, with twig and leaves attached if possible, to aid identification.
Find information about orchards in your area in the Orchards Gazetteer
LONGEST PEELS COMPETITION 2010
from the Cotswold Cider Company celebrating the 21st Apple Day
Coleshill House sparkling Cider
the new, wonderfully illustrated book published by Frances Lincoln Ltd
"The Apple Book" by Rosie Sanders
Somerset Cider Brandy
as well as
Common Ground publications
Please submit results of your 2010 Longest Peel competition into the national competition on the following form.
Please provide the following details and send a photo if possible (not essential):
Length of winning peeling:
Peeled by hand / by apple peeling machine (delete as applicable)
Approx diameter or variety of apple:
Peeler’s name and address:
Under 18/ 18 and over (delete as applicable)
Please return by 8th November 2010 (plus photo of the winner & peeling if possible) to: office [at] commonground.org.uk or Common Ground, Gold Hill House, 21 High St, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8JE
LONGEST APPLE PEEL COMPETITION
Simply peel an apple in a spiral keeping the peel in one continuous piece. Some experts advise starting at the top of the apple near the stem, then paring, moving the apple in a circular motion.
Then measure the length of the peel. So as not to break the peel, this can be done by gently matching the peel to a piece of string, then measuring the string. Provide a decent knife to stop people from wanting to bring their own.
Please photocopy the entry forms on the reverse of this page to give to/or fill in with each participant.
CATEGORIES: there are 4:
1. Peeling using a paring knife, arc/swivel peeler or traditional vegetable peeler: adult (18 and over)
2. Peeling using a paring knife, arc/swivel peeler or traditional vegetable peeler: under 18.
3. Peeling using a hand wound apple parer/peeling machine: adult (18 and over)
4. Peeling using a hand wound apple parer/peeling machine: under 18
Please note the junior category is now under 18, not 16 and under as before.
Measurements of the lengths achieved must be verified by the competition organiser. Photographs advised.
Prizes to be announced.
Please send back your entry forms by 8th November 2010 with photos of the winner with his/her peel if possible to: Common Ground, Gold Hill House, 21 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8JE.
Make sure the apples provided for the competition are fresh and firm. It obviously helps the participants if the apples are large – some of the heftiest are our unique cooking apples: Beauty of Kent, Catshead, Harvey, Howgate Wonder, Lord Derby, Newton Wonder, Peasgood Nonsuch, Reverend W. Wilks, Warner’s King, Yorkshire Greening, Bramley’s Seedling.
Apple peeling machines are available from £17.00 - £30.00 – search the www for stockists.
Ensure that you think about knives and age groups and responsibility in your risk assessment.
RECORDS The Apple Day record is held by Robert Allen from Hertfordshire who achieved a peel of 37 feet in 2006.
In 1990, dismayed by the loss of so many traditional orchards and amazed at the 3,000 or so varieties of apples that have been grown here, Common Ground set out to create a new calendar custom to celebrate our most versatile fruit and the beautiful orchards they come from.
We held the first Apple Day on October 21 in 1990 in the old Apple Market in Covent Garden, London, bringing fruit back there for the first time in 17 years. It struck a chord. Our strategy since then has been to extend, support and promote Apple Day countrywide through nurseries, fruit farms, restaurants, National Trust and RHS gardens, museum, art centres, community groups and schools who celebrate the day in their own place, in their own way.
Many hundreds of groups and venues have risen to the challenge. Some have held their own events continuously since 1991. Apple Day has become part of the seasonal round and has provided an opportunity for people to express their love of apples, orchards and all the customs, rituals, songs, drinks, recipes and wild life associated with them. Linking the apple with the orchard affirms our reliance on the land and the importance of a healthy relationship with nature. Our orchards should be contributing to Britain’s food security at a time when 90% of our fruit is imported.
This year we are hoping that Apple Day celebrations will extend even further and that more people, organisations, art galleries, restaurants and community groups will take part.
Sue Clifford says; “Apple Day is not a marketing device, its creation has been impelled by altruism and idealism for living better with nature – the apple and the orchard are symbols of hope. They demonstrate how we can have our trees, bees, bats, butterflies, birds and badgers whilst growing good fruit to eat and drink.”
For further information, stories and images, contact Sue Clifford on +44(0)1747 850820.
More information on Apple Day can be found on our website, events will keep appearing as we receive information: www.commonground.org.uk
More information is to be found on the Orchards pathway on www.england-in-particular.info
Common Ground is a national charity recognised for linking nature and culture, working to inspire, inform and involve people in learning about, enjoying and taking more responsibility for their own localities. We champion local distinctiveness and encourage celebration as one starting point for local action to improve the quality of ordinary places and everyday lives.
Apple Day was initiated by Common Ground on 21 October in 1990 in London’s Covent Garden and thereafter encouraged and promoted across the country. It was inspired by the revelation that we have grown about 3,000 varieties of eating, cooking and cider apples in this country, most of which have established provenances, and in discovering the richness of orchards as habitats for wildlife. Every event is conceived and run by people locally.
The Bad News
We are still losing orchards at an alarming rate. Data from Natural England shows that the orchard area throughout England has declined by 63% since 1950. Wales lost 94% between 1958 and 1992. For some counties the impact is devastating. Devon lost 89% of its orchards between 1946-2003 and Kent 92% during the same period.
In 2007 we imported nearly 70% of our apples (Defra Basic Horticultural Statistics 2008). Apples from the southern hemisphere and other far away places fill our supermarket shelves – even in autumn, the height of our apple season.
Orchards have a vital role to play in ensuring our future food security.
The Good News Hundreds of Community Orchards are being created up and down the country, more people are planting fruit trees in their gardens, micro cider-makers are flourishing, old traditional orchards are being valued and conserved by Natural England and others for the richness of wild life they support and thousands visit Apple Day events.
Common Ground, a charity, is grateful for support from the Headley Trust, Tedworth Trust and Garfield Weston Foundation.Common Ground, Gold Hill House, 21 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8JE (01747 850820)
office [at] commonground.org.uk
TELL COMMON GROUND ABOUT YOUR EVENT!
... as follows
Apple Day 2010
The more information you give us the better but please send the basics for the Online Events List.
DAY, DATE & TIME: ADMISSION if any: £
PLACE full address including county & description of your venue, eg community hall, farm, restaurant, community orchard
EVENT DETAILS eg display of apple varieties? tasting? name of identifier? stalls? orchard produce for sale? orchard walks? pruning/grafting class? honey and bees? cookery demo? local recipe book? pie, cake, recipe competitions? pressing? juice making? apple games? longest peel competition? apple maps? displays about local orchards? encouraging wild life? visitor numbers expected:
lots of info please....
MEDIA CONTACT PERSON (name & tel no)
CONTACT DETAILS NAME & ORGANISATION:
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Please return to: office [at] commonground.org.uk
or: Common Ground, Gold Hill House, 21 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8JE