Maureen from Woodlands Farm e-mailed details of their annual autumn apple-fest – Apple Day. She wrote:
Join us for a celebration of British apples on Sunday 12 October 2014, from 11am to 4pm. This is an opportunity to discover and buy many different types of traditional British apples. There will be a variety of activities including crafts, a treasure hunt, archery, apple pressing to make delicious juice, stalls selling local produce, including our own honey and home-made jams, cakes and try some Kentish Cider. A great day out for all the family. Entry is free, but donations are always welcome and go towards the running of the Farm.
I was hoping to find some unusual apples in the Farm’s orchard; I know the apple trees there are of various varieties that you wouldn’t normally find in a supermarket. Unfortunately all the apple trees were fruitless. Already harvested perhaps? However there were some interesting looking pears and some medlars, which looked ready to be bletted.