We attended the Stanmer Park Apple Day this year, here’s a review of what happened..

With over 5000 people attending it proves that sustainably produced seasonal food is going from strength to strength.

Children had a go at apple bobbing, participated in making juice on a traditional press.

Leading UK fruit historian and pomologist, Joan morgan, was on hand to identify peoples apples. Great if you have inherited an apple tree in your garden like we have. There was also a chance to buy some rare Sussex apple trees.

Apple cakes and puddings were served in the farmhouse gardens, and local chefs provided apple cookery demonstartions and lunches. Choirs, dancers and musicians kept the crowds entertained all day.

The photos we took show the orchard at Stanmer, and some of the attractions and activities on the day.

Apple day at Stanmer is part of Local Fruit Futures, a three year project funded by the Lottery, led by Brighton Permaculture Trust and managed by AirS. The project will enable small orchards to be planted across all of Sussex in schools and communities, our fruit history (and future) to be researched and publicised, the training of hundreds of people in fruit growing skills and fruit cookery and will ensure the future of rare Sussex apple varities.

Let us know what apple days you went to this year by leaving a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!

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