Despite the glorious summer weather either side of Apple Day, Chorleywood residents showed their support at the Orchard for the tenth annual event.
Visitors were treated to family activities as well as local apples for sale and apple-based food and drink kept peoples taste buds topped up with delicious treats such as barbecued pork and apple sausages, apple juice, cider, cakes, jams and chutneys.
In addition to the apple pressing and juice tasting, children were able to try their hands at apple printing or make bird feeders using apples and seeds.
This year, there was a record amount of juices available to try including the ever-popular Lord Lambourne, Cox’s Orange Pippin and Kidd’s Orange Red which was described as ‘the taste of Christmas.
Homemade jams, jellies and chutneys – such as damson and orange jam, apple, chili and calvados jelly and spiced plum or apple chutney – are made from locally picked fruit and ideal as foodie gifts.
Anyone who missed Apple Day can still purchase these by contacting Orchard Chairman Alison Rubens on 01923 282937. Local delivery can also be arranged for purchases of six bottles minimum.
Chorleywood Cider Club has gone from strength to strength to improve the tastes of their cider each year. This year, the club was selling the 2017 ‘Old Hoody’ in still or sparkling versions, with the new 2018 vintage on its way.