• Sunday, 14 July 2024: logo
    Cider Packaging 2024

    It's that time of the year when we get to enjoy the fruits of last years apple harvest. We will package the cider that the club made last autumn and free up the equipment and vats for this year - when the cycle will begin all over again.

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    The packaging will take place on July 14th at our new cider barn at Mike & Carmen's place. The event is bookable so we all don't turn up together and have to queue unnecessarily. If you're available for more of the afternoon to help with the process and cleaning afterwards then please book for more than one slot. Our events are always very sociable and it's always great for people to chat during these events. There will be a natural tea/coffee break about 3.30pm. You might want to bear this in mind making your booking!

    On the booking form please indicate how many recycled bags and/or boxes you will be bringing to the event.

    So, if you contributed apples to the community cider effort last year please make your booking to ensure you reap the benefits

    This event is bookable - see details and book
  • Sunday, 4 August 2024: logo
    Sawmill Orchard (Hutton in the Forest) Work party Sunday 4th August 2024

    Summer maintenance and development - pruning, planting, weeding.

    Further information

    The full details can only be viewed by signed-in members.

    Members: to view the details, first go to "My NCOG" to get an access link.

  • Sunday, 15 September 2024:
    Dalemain Harvest Festival 2024

    Dalemain are hosting a traditional celebration of the harvest, offering visitors a chance to explore the importance of the Harvest at Dalemain and in Cumbria throughout the centuries. Sunday 15 September 2023, 10:00 - 15:30

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    There will be talks, activities and guided tours, to be enjoyed by everyone from families to gardening experts. As well as a selection of hand-picked nurseries and craft stalls from the North of England, we are planning to be there to press apples. Visitors should bring clean apples (hand picked and washed, not rotten) and a container for their juice (about 1 litre per 2kg of apples).

    There will also be vintage tractors, horses and bees.

    See full details at https://www.dalemain.com/events/dalemain-harvest-festival

  • Sunday, 29 September 2024:
    Hutton-in-the-Forest Apple Day - September 29th 2024

    Apple identification, pressing, displays, stalls and fun for all the family at Hutton-in-the-Forest's Apple Day on Sunday 29th September from 10am to 4pm.

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    The grounds and garden of the historic house at Hutton-in-the-Forest will make the ideal backdrop of this apple-themed day. NCOG will have a stall there to provide advice, juice apples, and sell trees, juice and cider. There will be a display of a wide range of apple varieties. We will also assist with apple identification - for each variety you will need to bring 3 fruits and some leaf if you wish to have it identified (please complete the attached form to bring with your apples).

    Visitors wishing to have apples juiced should bring clean apples (hand picked and washed, not rotten) and a container for their juice (about 1 litre per 2kg of apples).

    There will also be various activities to entertain you and the kids - crafts, stalls, music and games.

    See the Hutton-in-the-Forest website for full details.

  • Sunday, 13 October 2024: logo
    Lorton Village apple day - October 13th 2024

    Apple pressing and stalls at the village school in Lorton

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  • Tuesday, 31 December 2024: logo
    Tree sales 2024

    We have a small number of spare trees for sale at £10 each (members only)

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    After planting the cordons at the 'Sawmills' orchard, we have a few trees left over. The varieties available, numbers (and rootstock, where known) are given below. Please 'book' how many you want and specify your variety preference. There might be some minor changes to the list so apologies in advance for any disappointment. The price is £10 each, assuming they are in reasonable condition.

    You will be able to collect on 'Blossom day' or at the Sawmills work party on May 26th. If you can't make either of those events, then let me know.

    This is the original list (with those reserved struck-through), however, it looks like Crawley Beauty may not be available and those marked with a ? may be missing. There are others that have been located and are given in the 'additional list':

    Winter Gem 106
    Ida Red

    Golden Delicious 106
    Meridian 106 ?
    Crawley Beauty 106
    Merton Beauty 106 ?
    Spartan 106
    Tydeman’s Late Orange 106

    Crispin M26
    2 x Grenadier 106
    Jonagold M26 ?
    Duke of Devonshire
    Limelight
    Yorkshire Cockpit
    Fiesta 106

    Jupiter 106
    Gloriana 106 ?
    Greensleeves 106 ?
    Jester

    Additional list:

    Yellow Ingrestrie
    Domino
    Pine golden Pippin
    White Transparent
    Pitmaston Pine Apple
    Winter Gem
    Gravenstein
    Coul Blush

    Where no rootstock is given, it is most likely to be MM106, but this can't be guaranteed.

    This event is bookable - see details and book