Sat 20 Oct 2018 from 3 – 6pm
In a proud & ancient tradition stretching back to 2009, we celebrate Apple Day with Transition Crouch End at Hornsey Vale Community Centre N8 9LP on the 3rd Saturday of October every year. Come & join us for lots of fun & food & new friends & old games & apple pressing & such things.
- Bring your windfalls and spare apples for our juicer (We welcome pears too…)
- We’ll have lots of old varieties to taste – why not add a few of your favourite apples to the collection?
- Inspire other people by showing them what you do with local apples: Bring your apple pie, apple juice, apple jelly, apple rings, apple jam, apple cider, apple syrup, apple sauce, apple dumplings, apple cake, apple tart, apple chutney for our tasting table.
- Fun and games for children (and adults)
- Refreshments: including apple cakes of course
Apple Day was initiated in 1990 by Common Ground as away of celebrating and demonstrating that variety and richness matter to a locality. The apple is a symbol of the physical, cultural and genetic diversity we should not let slip away. It has since been celebrated each year by people organising hundreds of local events
Did you know that there used to be thousands of varieties of apple grown in UK?
How many English varieties have you seen recently? And how far did they travel to get there?
“Friends of the Earth found that even at the height of the British 2002 apple season, more than half the apples on sale in major supermarkets were imported.” Joanna Blythman, ‘Shopped‘
- Listen to an episode of the Food Programme on R4 all about apples
- At the 2010 apple day celebration we enjoyed a fascinating talk and slide show by John Selbourne about the origins of the apple. Read about it here: Wild Apple Forests of Kazakhstan
- Fascinating article by Harold McGee about tasting unusual varieties here: Stalking the Placid Apple’s Untamed Kin
Too much wasted fruit hanging around on trees?
We think so too. Tell us about neglected fruit and when it’s ripe, and we’ll see if we can help get people to harvest it. email@example.com