Help celebrate the fruitfulness of the Earth

Cromford Apple Day 2014 will be held on Saturday October 18th between 12pm and 5pm on Scarthin Promenade.

Bring your surplus apples (or pears, grapes or other fruit, which need a muslin bag or pillow-case) to be minced and pressed, together with a board and knives and time to quarter the fruit ready for efficient hand-powered processing. 

There will also be trees and plants for sale, hot and cold refreshments, Morris Men, musical entertainment (including Wobble and Wheeze, a fiddle duo who played at this year’s Glastonbury festival) and children activities (craft, apple dunking of course and a few other apple related games).

For the last 3 years, we’ve also run a few competitions (best apple pudding and longest apple peel… with 450cm to beat! – record set by Graham Roberton last year). This year, we’re running even more competitions:

*The 3 Ps… best Pudding, best Pie, best Preserve (3 categories, prizes for winners and runners-up – must contain some apple… even if just a slice)

*The Heaviest Apple (grown locally… not at Morrison’s!)

*The Longest Apple Peel: come with your peeler or pen knife, with your apple or pick one of ours and try to beat Graham’s record!

Apple pressing generates quite a bit of pulp. If you have any pigs you would like feeding with the pulp, please let us know.

The pressing and entertainment are free but donations to Celebrating Cromford are welcome. For further information see or contact Dave Mitchell: or via 01629 823272 (Scarthin Books).