Cheers! Apple Day goes down a treat

Published on: 28 Oct 2016

THE humble apple was the star attraction at a special day at Grimsbury Farm.

The Big Apple Day, organised by Friends of Grimsbury Farm, took advantage of the bumper crops many people had this year and encouraged them to bring their wares along to be pressed into fresh apple juice.

For those visitors who preferred something a little stronger, cider making kits were on sale with plenty of time for the apples to ferment for Christmas.

Children helped put the apples into different sized presses and played on a fun bus which was visiting the farm.

They also looked at the animals including horses, cows, goats, chickens and Gloucester Old Spot pigs.

The previous day the Friends had picked apples from Thornbury Orchard in preparation for the mass juicing event.

Friends' chairman Pete Davies said: "The sun came out and it was a gloriously sunny day. We picked apples the previous day but visitors also brought their own apples along and we pressed them as well. The day went brilliantly - it was very successful."

*The next event organised by the Friends of Grimsbury Farm is Carols in the Barn on December 10 from 5-6pm. It features a traditional nativity, carols and play bus while the farm is magically lit up.

Further details will be posted on the Friends' website in due course.

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