After much procrastination and deliberation, I am pleased to announce that the 2012 Cambridge Apple Day will take place on Sunday 14 October at the usual venue (Jane and Phil’s back garden).
It’s a radical departure from our usual date of the first Saturday of October and we apologise to anyone who’s already made plans thinking we’d do the same this year. Jane and I are both overseas with work a lot this autumn and this is pretty much the only day that we can make work for us.
We’ll need to rely on our faithful band of volunteers even more than usual, particularly for the scrumping, as we won’t be around the week leading up to the big day.
On the plus side, there’s loads of cider left over from last year’s bumper harvest and none of it has exploded. So everyone who comes and helps out will be rewarded with lots of delicious cider and apple juice.
So what can you do to help? Start spotting those apples and get your scrumping privileges sorted now. It’s been a mixed year for the apple harvest, so we’ll need to work extra hard to get the crop in.
Don’t bag any windfalls yet – unless you can store them at home. We’ll open the tump in the back garden on Saturday 29th September, giving you a whole two weeks to fill it up before the day.
Let us know if you’re coming and whether you’ll be able to bring some apples (what kind and how many would be useful too).
Apologies to the many people who’ve asked, but the Cambridge Apple Day is still an invite only affair. We might open it up to the public one day soon, but for now it’s only for neighbours, friends and family. Drop me (Phil) an email if you want an invite.