Apple juicing at Blewbury Manor stable: Sunday 4 November, 11am to 1pm
This last, late-season session will run if there is demand, so if you will still have apples to juice please try to let us know in advance by email (email@example.com) or phone (07935 232 296). If you wish to pasteurise your juice (to last up to a year) please arrive early in the session. HIRE: Too many apples for our sessions? Hire our equipment for just £10 per day in Blewbury and Upton, £15 elsewhere. Contact us as above.
Blewbury Garden Market 2018
It was a strange, difficult year in the garden: a cold, wet spring with a brief late frost, and then the hot and very dry summer. Some fruit, vegetables and flowers did very well indeed but many didn’t, and one large crop of sweetcorn was demolished by muntjacs. Our Saturday morning Garden Market stall at the garage (its ninth year), had a surprisingly good season, but with crops running out we stopped two weeks earlier than planned. All is not lost – there will be occasional produce and preserves at the Post Office during the off season.
Thanks to everyone who brought things to sell, all our friendly ‘customers’, and of course the dedicated people who spent Saturday mornings running the stall. The Garden Market is a little bit of glue that helps bind Blewbury together and reminds us that we can produce nice fresh produce locally. See you again next year.
At SB’s 25th anniversary bash on 30 September we had a display showing hedges that we’ve laid around the village in the past few years, some of our tools, and examples of regional hedge-laying styles. We wanted to recruit more members, and seven more villagers are joining us this winter to learn the skills. We’ll be starting in November. If you have not yet signed up and would like to do so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Canadian correspondent, Angela Hoy, adds:
Today was the Riley Park Community Garden Apple Festival, one of many around Vancouver.
We had an apple expert from the adjoining farmers market telling us all about the history of North American apples , with samples, then Robin (a Brit) explained the process of making cider with windfalls using an ancient method of breaking up the fruit followed by the familiar press….
Then there was a potluck lunch provided by people in the group, including spiced apple muffins and a red cabbage/ carrot and apple coleslaw from us and lots of other innovative dishes from around the world!
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