Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Visitors flock to fruit farm for a taste of ‘real’ juice

MORE than 2,000 people attended the 27th annual Apple Day at Cross Lanes Fruit Farm in Mapledurham on Sunday.

Visitors enjoyed guided walks of the orchards and could taste around 25 varieties of apples and pears as well as four fruit juices which they saw being made.

There were children’s games, including one in which they had to try to bite an apple on a string without using their hands and another to see who could create the longest piece of peel.

Stalls sold apple pies, cakes, muffins and jams and jellies as well as local cider and visitors learned about the art of besom making from woodsman Mark Cottrell and about the importance of bees to fruit crops from local beekeepers. Other attractions included face-painting and music from Colm and Friends.

There was also a charity conkers competition run by Goring, Woodcote and District Lions Club.

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