Big news. In order to avoid the terrible weather that is predicted for Sunday. We are moving Apple Day to Saturday 5 October. Yes that’s right, tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please do try to make it. The sun will be shining and the apple juice (and cider) will be flowing.
We’ll be starting a little later than usual, around 11 a.m., aiming for the first pressing at around 11.30 a.m. There’s a lot of sterilising and putting up of notices to be done in the before that, so if want to help out with that, you’d be very welcome.
Lunch will be served at around 1 p.m.
We’ll carry on until the apples run out, which is usually about 4 p.m. Remember we especially need volunteers at the end of the day to help clean up and we’ll keep some special treats back for those who do! (clue: it’s more cider, but the really good stuff)
A couple of last minute tips:
1. Apples – there’s no such thing as too many apples so don’t give up on any last-minute scrumping.
2. Containers for juice (or cider!) – make sure you bring along a couple of clean bottles to take home some juice, e.g. old milk containers. Give them a good clean in hot soapy water and a rinse. The juice will last a couple of days in the fridge or can be frozen and enjoyed later.
3. If you can, bring some food. As usual I am preparing overnight pork with apple sauce, and brilliant Balzano’s Delicatessen bread rolls, ideal when you’ve worked up an appetite pressing apples. If you can bring some kid-friendly snacks or cake it would help a lot. We’ve had an unoffical bake-off for the last couple of years – extra points for anything involving apples.
We’ve got loads of cider from last year so that you can take some home with you. All we ask in return is that you get involved and help make the day amazing for everyone.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday!
Jane, Phil and the Cambridge Apple Day crew.