Be at the core of Apple Day!
What is Apple Day all about?
Well, an arts and environmental charity called Common Ground started it in 1990. They believe Apple Day should be an autumn holiday and it has become a celebrated annual day in many villages across the UK.
Apple Day aims to show the variety of apples we grow in the UK and how important they are to our heritage. It aims to bring pride and knowledge to our local communities.
There are also many benefits of eating apples:
- They contain anti-oxidants to help fight disease
- Biting/chewing on an apple can reduce tooth decay
- May reduce risk of type 2 diabetes
- Reduce cholesterol
- Help with weight loss
Join us at Ravenscraig Walled Garden on Saturday 28th October, 1.30pm – 3.30pm for our Annual Apple Day. We’ll have a fun packed afternoon of apple activities for all of the family. As usual, we’ll be pressing apples to make apple juice – it would be great if people could bring their own apples along to share and make juice with! We’ll also be making apple themed things in our pizza oven like apple pie and baked apples.
We’ll be giving tours of our orchard (all of our fruit trees are Scottish and some varieties are very local) and Appletreeman, Andrew Lear, will also be offering advice and information on growing apples, including apple identification, troubleshooting and planning.
This is an open event – no need to book, just come along!
We’ll be running 3 apple-themed competitions at Apple Day for people to show off their skills, including Apple Cake, Apple Preserves and Apple Animals.
Make your own apple cake – the judges will taste the cakes and decide which one they think is best – their decision is final! Cakes must contain apples, and must be homemade. Entrants should deliver their cakes to Ravenscraig Walled Garden between 11am and 12pm on Saturday 28th October. Cakes will not be accepted at any other time or place. Entrants will be asked to complete an entry form at that time.
Make your own jam, jelly syrup or other type of preserve – the judges will taste the preserves and decide which one they think is best – their decision is final! Preserves must contain apples, and must be homemade. Entrants should deliver their preserves to Ravenscraig Walled Garden between 11am and 12pm on Saturday 28th October. Preserves will not be accepted at any other time or place. Entrants will be asked to complete an entry form at that time.
This competition is open to children up the age of 16 only. Entrants should design and make a model of an animal out of an apple (or more than one apple). Other resources are permitted, but the model should be made up of at least 50 percent apple. The model must be homemade and the work of the entrant. Models should be brought along on the day. The judges will consider all models and decide which one they think is best – their decision is final!|