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Rivers Heritage

Apple Day 2021

Apple Day 2021 will take place on Saturday, 2nd October.

Reports from previous apple days can be found here.

Apple Day is our main community event held in the Rivers Orchard. We invite anyone from the local community and beyond to join us to help pick our apple crop. Pickers may taste our many apple varieties and take some home. Those who do not wish to pick may purchase apples on the day.

The day promises to be a festival and fun for the whole famity. On Previous apple days several hundred people, including many young children enjoyed a day of fruit picking in our beautiful location. Feel free to bring a picnic. In addition to picking apples, there will be:

The team from fruitID will be in attendance throughout the day. You are invited to bring any apples or pears from your own trees to get be identified. Identification can require several fruits at varying stages of ripeness. Please follow the guidelines when selecting your fruit and complete the Fruit ID form.

All equipment is provided, but feel free to bring your own apple pickers if you have them - it may speed you up at busy times! Instruction and guidanace is available from our team of keen volunteers.

After picking, all apples will be juiced for sale at local events. This is the main fundraising activity of the group, so please help support our local orchard!

A brief report from last Apple Day can be found here.

Directions to the orchard are available here and signs will be put up on the day. Limited car parking is available at the Rivers Hospital staff car park. Please do not block the hospital access road.