Get set for Sunday's Penarth Apple Day celebration
12:10pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
FOLLOWING the success of last year's debut event, local environmental group Gwyrddio Penarth Greening will again be holding an Apple Day celebration, on Sunday, October 21 (11am-3pm) at Belle Vue Park.
Apple Day was first launched by the environmental charity Common Ground in 1990 and the idea has spread rapidly with communities and groups across the country holding events throughout October.
The aim is to bring communities together to celebrate the variety and richness of local produce and their importance to local distinctiveness. Last year's event proved very popular in Penarth with many people visiting throughout the day.
Once again, a key feature will be the press for juicing apples and a display of varieties grown in the town and surrounding area.
Organisers are encouraging people to bring along apples from their own gardens to be juiced, tasted and added to the display.
There will also be local cider tastings from Arth Wines, stalls offering a range of handmade chutneys and preserves, recipe swaps and more. Foxy's Deli will supply a range of apple treats and charitable organisation Travellers in Mind will provide a cafe service.
The organisers are concerned that, like the rest of the country, Penarth has had a poor apple crop this year which has led to a reduced number of apples being collected in advance, and they are encouraging visitors to bring along as much fruit as they can on the day.
And Harvest Penarth volunteers are still keen to collect fruit from anyone who has more than they can pick or use themselves.
GPG Chair Anthony Slaughter said: "The day is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together to share food, ideas and fun."
Entrance is free. For information visit www.gpgpenarth.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
* The organisers would like to thank the 'Friends of Belle Vue Park' for their support.