This is the blog for the Cambridge Apple Day – a celebration of the apple harvest that was started in 2009 by Phil C, Jane, Matt, Shani, Phil McB and Cathy. With the help of a band of happy volunteers, we scrump, wash, scrat and press the best apples that Cambridge has to offer, making delicious juice and even more delicious cider.
It’s an informal event bringing friends and neighbours together to have some fun and produce something that we can all enjoy.
We love the apples, the juice, and the cider, but mostly we just love having an excuse to get together in the autumn sunshine and do something fun.
Apologies to the many people who’ve asked, but the Cambridge Apple Day is still an invite only affair. We currently hold it in Phil and Jane’s back garden, and while we want to open it up to the public one day, we aren’t able to do that yet.
We’re advocates of the Pooley and Lomax technique – real cider making on a small scale – and learnt our craft at the now legendary Shropshire Apple Day, where we can be found every year helping out.
We’re passionate about what we do and hope that this blog can inspire others to get involved or run their own apple day. We also loan out our kit to like-minded community groups and craft cider makers.
We use this blog to share stories about what we’re up to, keep in touch with our community, share our approach, and generally try to be useful. We welcome comments and would love to hear from you.
You can also find us on facebook here.
If you want to know more or get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Just to say hope the Apple Day goes really well tomorrow, not sure who the 3 guys were who just called round to us (152 Cherry Hinton Road, next to the UR Church) but you’re welcome to our apples every other year!