|Exeter's Apple Events|
Fri 18 & Sat 19 Jan 11am-11pm
Exeter City FC, St James Park. Entry fees apply.
Getting on for 100 Real Ales, Ciders and Perries presented by the Exeter & East Devon branch of the Campaign for Real Ale including my exciting new cider, born in the snowstorms of last Winter, Crow Vortex 5.3%.
Sat 19 & Sun 20 Jan from lunchtime
The FLOW: River Orchard project has been busy in recent years creating a Ribbon Orchard along the Exe. As well as trees there are also sculptures, benches, special pollenating beds and more besides. Throughout there's been a concerted effort to engage the community in creative cultural events.
Come and get involved: making lanterns, learning the Wassail songs and hearing the Storyteller's tales. Culminates at dusk with a procession and toast of the young trees, the river and our hopes for the year ahead.
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Locally produced gifts and craft stalls within the festivally decorated Poltimore House. Come and find something unique and special. Enjoy the atmosphere with a local selection of sweet and savoury refreshments.
Sat 13 - Sun 14 Oct 2018, 10am - 5pm
Join in the celebration of National Apple Day at this unique family festival. Craft stalls set among the vintage orchard of Sparrow Park.
Family activities including collecting apples to juice, storytelling, live music, local food + drink. Adult £8, Child £4, Members free.
Sun 21 Oct 2018, 11am - 4pm
Loads of activities including pumpkin carving, apple pressing, woodcraft, trailor rides etc. West Town Farm's busiest event. Adult £4, Child £3, Family £12, Weaners Free
Tues, June 26, 6 PM - 7:30 PM @ Boatyard Bakery
A community gathering to discuss next steps for FLOW, organising care and maintenance of the trees, planning activities and cultural events, and making sure people know about the project.
Crispin's Cider on-draft, Easter weekend: 29 Mar - 1st Apr'18
The Thatched House, Exwick
A vintage farmhouse cider, from 100% pure pressed apples,
fermented slowly on natural yeasts.
Unpasteurised with a natural haze and sweetness.
No added sugar (nor sweetner, sulphites or anything else).
Lovely mellow old-school flavour, medium-sweet with tangy finish and long lasting aromatics.
Flow will be a Ribbon Orchard of fruits, nuts and berries running from Exwick to Double Locks. It is designed to provide an enhanced foraging corridor for insects, animals and humans as well as create a cultural resource. Created by Anne-Marie Culhane working with residents of St Thomas and Exwick.
Listen to Radio Devon interview about the project.
Planting from noon in Exwick at Mill Field (map) near Station Road Bridge; followed by a celebration at dusk. Refreshments via Andy's Cafe located in the grounds of St Andrews Church on Station road, right next to the Parish Hall, opposite the park.
Planting from noon at Trews Weir Relief (map), 10 mins walk South of Exeter Quay off main cycle route (next to allotments). Followed by celebration at dusk. Refreshments via Emma's Boatyard Bakery on the Haven Road (South) side of the Piazza Terracina, nestled next to the Exeter Cookery School, 60b Haven Rd, EX2 8DB.
It's that time of year again when the farm opens it's doors for an autumnal day out. West Town Farm, Love local Food and OrganicARTS welcomes you onto the land.
11am-4pm. Cash only premises. Well behaved dogs welcomed on leads. Child £3 Adult £4 Family £12 Under 3's FREE!
This unique family festival takes place in Sparrow Park Orchard on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October 2017. Join in the celebration of National Apple Day with live music, children's activities and award-winning Killerton cider and apple juice, family fun and the best in local food, bands, and cider.
This year the festival's theme will be apple myths and folklore:
Adult tickets are £6, children are £3. National Trust members and under 5's are free. Tickets only available on the door. Open from 10:00am - 5:00pm both days.
A Quay-side celebration of the apple season at the Boatyard Bakery & Cafe, Haven Road (next to the Cookery School). At lunchtime, I'll be doing a pressing demo on a small manual press and talking about my juices, cordials and ciders.
I'll be launching my new cider, Aflame 7%, available to take away or with the evening 3 course meal (booking required) with delights such as: Parsnip & Apple Soup, Apple Sour Dough, Pork & Apple Stuffing, Apple & Celeriac Dauphinoise Potatoes, Tart Tatin and more. Veggie, Vegan and non-alcoholic options available as always.
The celebration goes on the whole weekend with a display of local varieties and kids activities such as painting apples and trees and storytelling on Sunday morning. See the Facebook Event: A Celebration of Apples for full details.
Come and enjoy a toasty mug of mulled cider at Shillingford Organics Green Christmas Fayre. Meet with ethical local producers and find out exactly what goes into their produce. Food, drinks, art, crafts, cosmetics, childrens activities and more. We'll have bottled juice and cider on sale, as well as draft mulling cider, ideal for those Xmas socials. All handcrafted from local orchards, in support of local apples, but without the additives and excess packaging found on supermarket shelves.
Limited parking £3/car - perferably take "A" bus to Smithfield Road and follow signs on Shillingford Road for free Tractor/Trailer rides (about every 15 mins).
As the sun changes position in the sky and the shadows grow longer we start to prepare for our Apple and Pumpkin Day. This year it’s held on the 23rd October 11am-4pm @ West Town Farm, Ide, EX2 9TG. We have tractor rides, pumpkin carving, apple pressing, Poco Drom performing his wild and wonderful songs about animals, a BBQ and cafe, and many more things for you to come and explore.
Love Local Food is working with the Harvest Shop and Okehampton Primary School to do an apple pressing and celebration of local apples in the Red Lion Yard, Okehampton on Friday 21st October 10 - 3. Contact Love Local Food for more details.
This unique family festival takes place on Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 October in Sparrow Park, a traditional orchard on the Killerton Estate. Join in the celebration of National Apple Day with live music, children's activities and award-winning Killerton estate food and drink. 10am - 5pm. Adult entry is £6, children £2, under 5's and National Trust members are free.
Come and join us at Shillingford Organics for a free Farm Community Apple Day on the 25th of September 2016. We will be harvesting and tasting different apple varieties together, as well as has having an 'appley' lunch, tractor and trailor rides and much more!