Sunday 28 September 2014
11am - 5pm
Have a thoroughly apple-themed day at our annual seasonal celebration in and around the orchards at Stanmer Park.
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Admission free but please note PARKING FEE £5
Children must be supervised by an adult. Dogs must be kept on a lead.
We will have:
- The ever popular Apple Café – staffed and cooked for by volunteers, using fruit we scrumped from around Brighton & Hove and quality ingredients donated by Infinity.
- Orchard tours throughout the day
- Display of Sussex apple varieties
- Freshly picked apples from our own and local orchards for sale
- Traditional press - help juice apples and pears from the orchards and scrumped from Brighton & Hove
- Apple juice and cider
- Children's activities
- Fruit growing advice
- Apple identification by leading UK expert Joan Morgan (see below)
- Cookery demonstrations by the Community Chef with free tasters and recipes
- Local producers of fruit, nuts, vegetables, wood products and other things
- ...and much, much more!
If you want to know what the old apple tree in your garden is, then you can ask the expert pomologist and fruit historian Dr Joan Morgan, author of The New Book of Apples. She will be on hand to identify apples. From each tree, bring three or more ripe fruits and a shoot with representative leaves; all must be strong and healthy. The fruit should be in good condition as damaged, misshapen or poor specimens are very difficult to name. If possible, the fruit should be mature and show the characteristic size, shape and colour.
Who's coming to Apple Day 2014?
Confirmed stalls so far for this year:
- Mother Bhumi's delicious bhajias and pakoras
- Bike Train
- Black Pig Orchards' smashing cider
- Brighton College of Naturopathic Medicine
- Compassion Brighton & Hove
- Plumpton College
- Ruths of Cooksbridge's splendid cupcakes
- Stanmer Organics
- Sussex Badger Vaccination Project
- Sussex Green Living
- Sussex Woodsman
Location and Travel
Apple Day activities take place near the church and in the orchard behind the farm house. Please use public transport if you can. Otherwise, please note that there will be a parking fee of £5.
By bike: For more information about cycle paths and cycle hire, click here.
By bus: Bus #78 is hourly from Brighton via Brighton Station to Stanmer Village. Bus #23, which runs every hour on Sundays, brings people direct from the Marina, Eastern Road, Queens Park Road and Elm Grove areas to the Stanmer Park entrance. Bus #25 from Hove Palmeira Square, Western Road, Old Steine and Lewes Road runs every 12 minutes to the park entrance. For detailed bus directions, click here.
By car: To find out how to get to Stanmer Park by car, click here.
By train: Trains to Falmer, 1 mile away. For more details about getting to Stanmer by train, click here.
To find out how to locate us once you get to Stanmer Park, or for more general directions information, click here.
Infinity foods generously sponsored Apple Day 2013.
We are seeking sponsors for Apple Day 2014 – can you help? If so, contact us.
Thank you to the following organisations who have already confirmed they will be making Apple Day 2014 possible:
We need to secure further support to make Apple Day 2014 happen – can you help?
Apple Day 2014 Supporters
A massive thank you to the many dedicated volunteers who make this event possible and are so crucial to the smooth running of this event. Also thank you to all dancers, musicians, performers and storytellers who also performed as volunteers.
- Brighton and Hove Food Partnership
- Stanmer Orchard Group
For further information, please contact us.