October is well into the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, and the Transition Loughborough apple press is now in its peak usage period, with lots of community pressing events going on around the area over the next few weeks (take a look in the Transition calendar for up to date locations, dates and timings). We’ve got the press so we just need people to bring along their apples and some containers to put the juice into!
A couple of these pressings are part of a larger set of Fruit Routes events. As well as our press, this year they are collecting fruit from the University’s orchards (and you can take some away for free!), holding a apple bake off competition, running a harvest exchange in Market Town Corner (the ex-Orange shop) in Carillion Court in the town centre and holding a harvest celebration event at the LAGS shed & gardens at the rear of car park 5 on campus.
Here’s the Fruit Routes flyer with details of all the event locations and times:
The events are open to all – you don’t need to be a member of University staff or a student to take part. Based on previous years the events should be great fun! And if you’re a bit of a whizz in the kitchen and reckon one of your apple based recipes is a bit of a winner, you might want to enter the bake off competition: