Apple Day – 3rd Sat of October

Sat 20 Oct 2018 from 3 – 6pm

2018 Apple Day A4

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‘

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.