Wednesday, 23 August 2017

More info about the 9 September Apple Day

If you are with us around midday, there will be music from the lovely and talented Andover Museum Loft Singers - they were there to celebrate the planting of the orchard back in January 2015.  They sing beautiful traditional folk songs under the leadership of the inimitable Paul Sartin.


Saturday, 5 August 2017

Apple Juice Day - 9 September

Last month we asked you to tell us if you’d be interested in taking part in this event. The great news is that there is a sufficient number of you for it to go ahead. Richard, the apple presser (, is booked and eager to help the residents of Whitchurch and the surrounding area make good use of their cooking/eating/cider/crab apples by making them into juice. 

He will either give the juice back to you on the day so that you can make cider, or he will take it away, pasteurise and bottle it.  You can then buy it back for your own consumption, or contribute it to a local good cause, such as FOWPS – Richard will make sure it’s labelled appropriately.

Richard charges £2.50 per 75cl glass bottle of juice for individuals, and £2 for local community groups (who can then sell on at a 50p - £1 profit).  (The cost of providing juice for cider on the day will be much less.)

There will be live music from the Andover Museum Loft Singers, and family activities from the Hampshire Young Farmers’ Club.  We are also hoping to provide food and drink – if you know of any local catering companies who might like this job, point them in our direction!

Keep checking here or our new Facebook page ( over the summer for updates on details as we develop them.  Telephone enquiries – Caroline 07979 908004.