Apple Day, Fruitful Skills and our local Harvest

Have you got lots of apples and don’t know what to do with them?
Or would you like to learn which varieties you have?
Do you just like eating scrummy things with fruit?

This Thursday’s Local Producers Market is a celebration of our local harvest, the Second Argyll Apple Day, with the Scottish National Apple Collection display; fruit growing expertise; apple press; lots of stalls of creat local food, including fresh pork and plenty of harvest baking.

On the Friday – 22nd October – John Hancox, director of Scottish Orchards is holding a workshop at Glencruitten house, where you can learn the practicalities of fruit growing, network with others interested in establishing orchards in the area, of whatever size, find out about the bargain trees he can access. Full details are on the Lorncommunity Places need to be booked – download form here

Scottish Orchards are encouraging us all to make the best use of the fruit on our trees in the locality.
If you have more apples, pears, plums – any fruit – than you can use yourself why not let everyone here know.
Hopefully there is someone wanting to make something scrummy out of it.

If you have lots, but need help to pick it — let us know

What do you do with your fruit to preserve the harvest for the following months?

make pie filling for the freezer?
make juice?
something alcoholic?
make jelly?

or does yours just rot on the ground??

October 16, 2010   Posted in: Agriculture, Environment, Event, Family

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