Belper Apple Day 2021 – What’s On

Belper Apple Day 2021 – What’s On

On Sunday, October 17th, Transition Belper will be celebrating Apple Day, a nationwide celebration of the variety, cultivation, and uses of local apples, and an inspiration to us all to grow, buy, and enjoy them.

A joyful all-age event, from 11 – 4pm at the Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper, this will include:

  • A wide range of apple varieties for display and tasting, with a particular focus on the East Midlands
  • Extensive information on apples and orchards, and their place in our history, culture and everyday life
  • Talks and a demonstration of grafting at 12.00 and 2.00 by James Ellson, an expert on Derbyshire apples from the Northern Fruit Group.
  • An Apple Olympics – games and apple activities for all the family throughout the day
  • Sales of fruit trees, apple cookery, and honey (hot drinks and other apple-themed refreshments will be available at Dot-Teas Emporium immediately in front of the Community Hall)
  • Earthed-Up – the Belper Workers Co-op offering edible and useful plants for sale, and the Belper Permaculture Group providing information and advice
  • Two Shires Cidery from Langley Mill, offering cider for sale and information on its production
  • Mapping of local orchards including linking to Falling Fruit (online), to allow anyone with surplus fruit to make this available to the public
  • And in the following week, local businesses including the Perfect Cuppa, and Gummers (greengrocers) will continue the local apple theme in their sales
Apple varieties from Caulke Abbey

So join us for a joyful, informative, inspiring, and tasty celebration of everything apple-related this coming Sunday!

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