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From Northfield Ecocentre:

What’s tasty, good for you, and free? No, it’s not too good to be true. It’s the humble apple, a mainstay of the British diet. This Sunday 30thSeptember a local charity will be celebrating all things apple related at Northfield’s Apple Day.

As part of a new project, Incredible Edible Northfield, there will be celebrations, family activities, and a best in show competition in Victoria Common. Young people volunteering for the challenge will be turning freshly picked apples into delicious juice and giving it away free to all who attend. Local businesses have kindly donated prizes for the children’s fancy dress competition, fruit themed of course.

Organisers, Northfield Ecocentre, say it is a fun event for all the family. Manager Georgia Stokes explained: “Despite the crazy weather this year and a seriously reduced harvest is still plenty of fruit available that has grown locally. It may look slightly stranger than the fruit we are used to in super markets but it is delicious, nutritious and has travelled hardly any distance to get to you.”

“Our event is to celebrate food grown locally and is an excuse to get together for a bit of fun. We’ll also be running workshops on pruning and grafting plus demonstrations on preserve and jam making. There will be something for everyone.”

“If you have grown your own fruit this year that has survived the weather and slugs bring it along to enter our best in show competition, with categories including rosiest, tastiest, strangest looking and best homemade pie.”

The event starts at 11am in Victoria Common. Full details and a programme are available from www.northfieldecocentre.org

DOWNLOAD the official Apple Day Programme (right click and Save Link As – requires Adobe Reader)

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