It’s feeling a bit chilly in the mornings, which can only mean one thing…
Just one week to go until Cambridge Apple Day and this is the weekend for scrumping. I’ll be building the tump this weekend, which means we’re ready for you to drop off your apples.
Last year was an amazing year for apples. Incredible variety and a bigger pile than we’ve ever managed to gather before. Let’s see if we can do even better this year!
Which is where you come in… we need everyone who can to get scrumping this weekend. We follow some simple rules here at the Cambridge Apple Day.
1. Ask before you scrump, but don’t be afraid to ask. Most people with apple trees don’t really know what to do with all of their apples, and you’ll probably be doing them a favour. If you need an incentive, we’ve got some delicious bottled cider that’s ready now. Come and get a few bottles to give to people to say thanks for the apples.
2. We take any type of apple. We follow the centuries old recipe for cider making that basically involves having a great mix of cider apples, eaters, cookers and crabs. Sweet or sour we want them all.
3. Windfalls are fine as long as they aren’t from orchards with animals in. Throw away anything with mold on, but a bit of bruising isn’t usually a problem.
If you’ve got access to apples, but need some help scrumping, get in touch and we’ll send out some of our wonderful volunteers to help.
Finally, if you haven’t confirmed you’re coming to Apple Day this year, please get in touch and let us know. We’d love to see you there.
(on behalf of the Cambridge Apple Day crew)