A Fruitful Apple Day

On 11th October St Mark’s Church in Upper Hale, Farnham hosted its first Community Apple Day. About fifty people, aged 0 to 70, came with bags of apples to be juiced and enjoyed apple pancakes, apple bobbing, apple juice and even singing apple-themed songs. The remaining fruit from the eleven trees in the community orchard was picked and juiced. The trees were planted by community groups last December

The Reverend Lesley Crawley, a priest at the church said, “It was such a lovely event; the sun shone, the apple juice was delicious, the children played and everyone had a good time. I owe a great debt of gratitude to John Ely who manned the juicer for two hours solid and has been such a supporter of all we have done in the churchyard at St Mark’s.”

Paul Sowden, who oversees the community orchard and wildflower garden said, “This event was a huge success, the atmosphere was brilliant and it brought the community together. We will definitely run this again next year and my prediction is that it will grow and grow.”

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