Apple Day 2019

Saturday October 5th 2019

Report by Nickie


Apple day

What a fabulous Apple day we had.

The sun shone, the ground was dry (ish) and the apples were plentiful.

It was a great community event with people turning up from far and wide to enjoy the apple picking. Dave and Hazel handed out buckets and pickers and with help from our other volunteers directed the willing pickers to the Cox, Laxton and Bramley trees. Adrienne and Barrie were on hand in the apple tent to receive the buckets full of apples from the pickers.


Refreshments

Ruth, Robinne and Nickie, ran a fantastic refreshments tent with all the delicious apple cakes and produce selling out before all the apples had been picked. Many people visited Lanier and Steve's History stand, and the Fruit ID stand, run by Peter Laws.

Rob did a great job of pressing apples to taste, much to the delight of many youngsters and old alike. A local honey produce stall also did well.


Apple Pressing

We took £356 from the sale of juice, donations and refreshments and the apples harvested have been converted to 920 bottles of juice, 585 mixed, 119 Laxton, 216 Cox/Bramley which when sold will help to fund equipment and maintenance of the orchard.

None of this would have been possible without the help of our regular volunteers: Hazel and Dave, Ruth and Eric, Adrienne and Barrie, Rob, Eugene, Lanier and Steve, Elizabeth, Robinne, Paul, Keith, Michael, Geoff and Nickie

A report about Apple Day 2018 can be found here.