An abundance of autumnal apples
22nd September 2016
Categories: Media News
The orchards and gardens of Cotswolds are full of different apple varieties and at this time of year they are just waiting to be picked and eaten. Come and celebrate these delicious fruits at one of the apple events going on in the Cotswolds this autumn.
The word harvest comes from the Anglo-Saxon word haerfest meaning autumn, and now is the perfect time to enjoy some of our wonderful seasonal fruits. Read more about the humble apple and other fruits from The Cookery School at Thyme, where you can learn to cook with locally grown, seasonal produce.
Chadlington Apple Day, 24 September 2016, 12-5pm
Autumn's here so it's time to celebrate the abundance of apples this weekend at Chadlington Apple Day, which helps celebrate the hundreds of varieties of British apples (so many of which aren’t seen in supermarkets). The Cotswolds village of Chadlington and the surrounding local villages abound with a vast array of apple varieties. Find different and delectable ways to eat them, juice them, bob them, peel them, grow them, identify them, pick them or store them - you'll learn everything about apples! There'll also be a local market stall of autumnal produce and plants grown locally and artisan food stall holders.
Cogges Apple Day, 9 October 2016, 11am-4pm
The ever popular Apple Day returns to Cogges Manor Farm! Try delicious apple treats from the orchard and walled garden, taste a range of different varieties and press fresh apple juice. You can even bring apples from your garden to find out what variety they are! There will also be Morris dancing, bushcraft in the woods, toffee apples in the kitchen, plus live music and a cider bar.
Batsford Arboretum have recently taken delivery of a Bramley Original tree, propagated from the original Bramley apple tree grown in Southwell, Nottinghamshire. The original Bramley tree is under threat from a fungal infection so clones have been taken to preserve the iconic English apples. The ‘Bramley Original’ will be planted in the Arboretum this autumn.