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Tarvin Apple Pressing Day

29th September 2023 @ 6:06am – by Charles Bradley
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Tarvin Apple Pressing Day is now just over a week away on Saturday, 7th October 2023 – between 11am and 3pm.

This event is such a great success that it has been made an annual event in Tarvin's calendar – on the first Saturday in October. This year that will be on Saturday 7th October and will run for four hours from mid-morning, which we hope will be a good time for busy families. It will be held, of course, in the woodland behind Crossfields, in the area where our apple trees are growing and which we refer to as "The Orchard".

The object of the exercise, of course, is to produce apple juice and, with three presses running, everyone should be able to turn at least some of their own apples into delicious juice. Bring along a bagful (or a bucketful – or even a barrowload!) of your surplus apples – windfalls work well (and other people's windfalls are super, if you can persuade the other folk to let your family collect them!) – and, if you also bring along a PLASTIC bottle, you may be able to go home with juice for the following day. Beware storing it, though – it will ferment, turning it into the start of alcoholic cider and the gas released will cause the bottle to split and leave you with a terrible mess!

Our aim is to produce a great family day out in Tarvin woodland at minimum cost for parents. Admission and apple pressing will be free of charge. Since the event will run over lunchtime, there will be Wally Dutton's hot dogs and beef burgers, together with both hot and cold drinks available , and the prices for these will be modest- we will just try to cover our costs. The Christmas Market Committee will also be selling their very popular crepes. Once again, Becky Forster will also be there, with lots of 'crafty' things for the youngsters to try (although, once again, the cost of the materials used has to be recovered.)

So, make a note in your diary to come along and enjoy a really good day out with your family and your friends without leaving Tarvin. What could be better than that?

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