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Celebrating National Apple Day!

‘Apple Day’ on the 21st October, is a national celebration of the apple harvest. If you love apples - biting into a crisp English apple, cooked up in your favourite pie with a good dollop of clotted cream, or freshly juiced... Then how about joining in the celebration?

Various groups & organisations across the country will be holding their own Apple Days to show their appreciation of how humble apples contribute to our lives. If you’d like to join in but haven’t seen any advertised near you, why not do an online search. The National Trust hold their own Apple Days, or you could search for a local event or orchard to visit using the Orchard Network’s event finder. You may like to hold your own Apple Day with friends, family or neighbours. You could ask them to bring along apple based cakes & savouries, try apple bobbing, & share a few little know apple facts like these…

  • Apples are a member of the rose family
  • Fresh apples float because 25% of their volume is air
  • In Ancient Greece tossing an apple to a girl was a proposal of marriage and catching it was a response of 'yes'!
  • Commercial orchards in England covered 14,346 hectares of land in 2012 – that’s 55 square miles!
  • 94,246 tonnes of English apples were sold to supermarkets between July 2011 to 2012

Or if you own, or plan to buy a press & crusher you could share the fun of communal juicing at your very own Apple Day!

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