Ferryport Fruitfest and Apple Juicing Workshop 2018

Fruitfest Poster 2018

Tayport Community Trust and PLANT would be delighted if you would grace us with your company at Ferryport Fruitfest on Saturday 13th October. Festivities commence in the Gregory Hall and the Burgh Chambers Garden at 11:00 am and continue until 4:00 pm.

  • There will be entertaining and educational activities including face-painting, children’s games, an interactive science display, tombola, information stalls for both PLANT, Tayport Carbon Conversations and TCT and live music.
  • There will be tea, coffee and homemade cakes in the Gregory Hall and, if you like your refreshments to involve vigorous exercise, you can make your own fruit smoothie by pedal power!
  • Tayport Community Garden produce will be on sale, as will a variety of homemade jams and preserves.
  • If you have apples or pears in your garden, bring them along and get them converted into delicious fresh juice using PLANT’s apple press (see below). Even if you don’t have any fruit, you can still come and watch the juicing process (and lend a helping hand if you like). Freshly pressed juice will be available to taste.

Thinking of bringing apples for juicing?

If you are thinking of bringing some of your apples to the Fruitfest for juicing, it would be a great help if you could observe the following guidelines:

  • Don’t bother washing the apples in advance since they generally keep better in their unwashed state. We will wash the apples thoroughly just before juicing them.
  • Do inspect the apples and reject any that show signs of mould or rot. Note that minor bruising, surface blemishes or slight insect damage is not a problem.
  • Ideally, bring eating apples or a mixture of eaters and cookers (roughly 50:50) since the juice from cookers alone can be a bit tart. If you only have cooking apples, bring them along anyway since we may have spare eating apples to blend with them.
  • Bring your own clean containers to put your juice in (fresh juice only lasts a week or so in the fridge – you can freeze or pasturise it to keep it for longer)

Can you help?

If you can spare an hour or two of your time, we need volunteers to help with lots of different activities. These include:

Before the event

  • Preparing homemade cakes and/or jams and preserves that we can sell on the day.
  • Helping at the pre-fruitfest juicing day in the Scout Hut on Sunday 7th October.

On the day of the event

  • Erecting the stalls in the Burgh Chambers Garden and the Gregory Hall (starting at 9:00am).
  • Serving tea and coffee and cakes (during the event).
  • Selling tickets for refreshments and for the tombola (during the event).
  • Assisting with any or all of the various activities (during the event).
  • Assisting with anything else we haven’t thought of yet!

If you can help with any of the above, please text Will on 07709 166820 or email either enquiries@tayportct.org.uk or admin@tayportgarden.org with the subject heading ‘Fruitfest’ and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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