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All set for Newbury Apple Day!

Gardeners asked to bring surplus fruit ahead of this year's event

Dan Cooper

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All set for Newbury Apple Day!

SEPTEMBER has arrived and the late summer sunshine has helped ripen an abundant harvest of fruit in Newbury’s community orchards. Now all that’s left to do it to pick the delicious apples.

The fifth annual Newbury Apple Day will be held on Saturday, October 8 in the Market Place from 9am to 3.30pm – and local gardeners are being encouraged to bring their surplus apples along to get pressed into juice.

On the day, there will be apple-themed activities for children to enjoy, including the chance to turn the handle on the hand press, as well as homemade apple cakes, other apple treats and local Woolton Hill honey for sale.

Tony Hammond, of Growing Newbury Green, said: “Apples on the trees we have planted are ready to pick from late August right through September depending on the variety.

“Our Winston apples will be ready for Newbury Apple Day and we look forward to pressing some delicious juice from them, and from apples that other people bring along on the day.”

If you have spare apples that can be used for Apple Day, or would like more information, contact Ceinwen Lally on Ceinwen@lallys.plus.com

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