APPLE DAY - SCARTHIN PROMENADE, CROMFORD - SAT OCT 19 1-5
NOTE: The Cromford Apple Pie competition: after judging all pies sold to raise funds for Celebrating Cromford.
The main focus of the day will be the serious business of pressing the apples (eaters or cookers) that you bring along. You can drink the delicious results or bottle it & take it away (bring own plastic bottles).
The Boat Inn will be offering traditional ciders whilst there will be other refreshments, many of which will be apple based and include chutneys, jams and cakes.
Most of the ingredients for the products will be locally sourced, and we don't mean from the nearest supermarket! Hardy volunteers spend time climbing trees, shaking bushes and harvesting other windfalls.
Many of the apple trees in the locality are old (sometimes unknown) varieties.
Pears, grapes and elderberries can also be pressed if you supply a pillow-case or similar bag to restrain the pulp.
If you do intend to press you need to bring along your own knife, chopping board.
EVERYONE ATTENDING AND/OR TAKING PART DOES SO AT THEIR OWN RISK
Bags will be provided for all the pulp which finds a good home on local allotment compost heaps. This year promises and excellent harvest
There will be an art display along the railings from our summer Cromford Village Art project (sponsored by Derbyshire County Council). All remaining pictures are on sale - please ask at the Celebrating Cromford stall if you wish to buy one, some of which are by professional local artists.
Derbyshire ECO Centre will also be there, not only providing information about events at the ECO Centre but also running a FREE Children's apple printing workshop. There will be live music - however this will probably be of an incidental nature. If wet then we will do as much as possible under marquees and gazebos.
Celebrating Cromford would like to thank our regular sponsor & apple-pressing lead for this event, Scarthin Books. We don't take them for granted, honest!