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Northern Fells Village Agents Surplus Apple Scheme 2011

After last year’s success we have been asked to organise another Surplus Apple Scheme.  We are looking for more helpers to pick, collect and deliver apples this year.  Anyone interested please contact your local village agent for more details.  This is a great way of reducing waste and being part of ‘our big community’

We need a collection point in each area; it needs to be cool and airy like a garage or barn.  Ideally apples should be clean and free from bruises for collection into net bags which we have available.  Bruised and damaged apples can still be collected separately for another purpose.

This year we also plan to have our own APPLE DAY when you can come along and see juice being made.  Plus we will be holding some workshops with cookery experts.  Lovely recipes and demos of pies and crumbles, soups and sauces, cakes and tarts, chutney, pickles, puddings and more besides!!  If you have favourite recipes then bring them along and share them with others.  Later in the day there may even be produce for sale.  Refreshments will be available.

Watch out for dates, but in the mean time chat with your friends and neighbours and plan to join in with this great scheme. For further details contact

Anne Burgess, Westward & Rosley on 016973 49741
Philippa Groves, Castle Sowerby & Mungrisdale 016974 78555
Julia Trotter, Caldbeck, Sebergham & Welton 07976 529275
Sally Vaux, Ireby, Uldale & Boltons 016974 78626