After filling up our stores with apples in the last two days, today was a day for juicing and giving them out at our local apple day. The event, hosted and organised by Bridgend allotment community health project was a great day – small enough to feel friendly, but packed with lots of fun events and crafty things.
On top of scratting and juicing hundreds of apples, volunteers had the opportunity to try some fantastic home made pies, bake in the cob oven, and throw bashed apples at the local rodent.
We set up our stall to display our recently collected apples and a collage of fruit from our apple identification chart. There were other groups present too – bespoke organics events had a great catering stall with some delicious vegan chocolate cake, as well produce from other local groups such as Redhall walled garden, the Engine shed, and the chocolate tree.
Over at the barbeque there were beef burgers from Whitmuir organics, and in the allotments a local storyteller told us a story about the one-eyed lady of Skye.
All in all it was a great day, and the sun shone on us too. Well done Bridgend for hosting a great event, and heres to the next one!