Back for its 4th Year, Comrie Apple Day will be held on Sunday 12th October from noon til 4pm. There will loads for the kids to do, with fun activities from the Outdoor Playgroup and the Brownies, whilst the adults get down to the serious business of crushing apples.
But there’s lots to be done before then. If you have any apples that you would like picked and crushed for juicing on Apple Day or would like to help collect, pick, phone apple tree owners and help with transportation please get in touch with Di 01764 670 967, Stephanie 01764 679 071 or phone the CDT office and speak to Claire to leave your contact details 01764 670 769. Tuesday 7th October has been set aside for the main apple collection day but if this doesn’t suit just speak to the Apple Collection Team! And, of course you can always bring your own apples along on the day to be crushed and juiced.
The Juicing Team are on the lookout for containers. They will be bottling fresh apple juice on Apple Day and need clean empty wine bottles and plastic cartons. If you have any, please drop them into the CDT office between the hours of 9.30 – 13.30, Monday to Friday in the run up to Apple Day. If you’re bringing your own apples, don’t forget your own container too.
Organisers would also love to hear from anybody who would be happy to cook, bake or make any tasty apple products to be sold on Apple Day; apple pies, apple crumble, apple tarts, apple chutney, toffee apples – anything apple based. There will be cooking apples from the Community Orchard available from the CDT office or by arrangement with either Dot 01764 670 887 or Di 01764 670 967.
Comrie Apple Day – 12th October 12-4pm
Everyone is invited to join in the fun and celebrate Apple Day on 12th October. Activities start at noon and run through to 4pm. There will be Fun Apple Activities for Kids hosted by Cultybraggan Outdoor Playgroup! Come and try out the AMAZING mechanical apple peeler! Make your own apple cut prints and collage! Apple carving contest, apple dooking and catapulting!!! Suitable for children from ages 1 to 10 accompanied by their parents/carers. The Comrie Brownies will be on hand throughout Apple Day to help crush, juice and assist with the Outdoor Playgroup.
Fiona Fernie will be selling locally produced honey and will be available to speak to anyone interested in keeping bees or other bee-related questions. Fiona’s bees have holidayed at Cultybraggan Camp on a number of occasions.
Claire will be serving refreshing herbal teas and chatting about the herbal remedies to be found in the hedgerows in October.
There will be visitors from Romania and Slovenia who are taking part in a cultural exchange with the ARCH Network. Members of the Orchard Group and the Heritage Group are taking part and have visited villages in Romania and Slovenia, learning about the role of “Festivals” in the different countries. Comrie is quite renowned for its active participation in festivals like the Flambeaux and the Comrie Fortnight. Now it is our turn to play host and share the Apple Day experience.
There will be information on the varieties of trees within the Community Orchard and an opportunity to taste some of them or even buy! There are nine small apple trees for sale / donation. These were grafted in the winter from the Community Orchard’s own prunings.
There will be something for everyone and all of this in the beautiful setting of the Community Orchard at Cultybraggan Camp. If you haven’t been to an Apple Day before, don’t miss this one! Sunday 12th October, Cultybraggan Camp, 12-4pm.