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Get taste of the big apple this weekend
4:00pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
FARMS, orchards, cider mills and barns in and around Much Marcle will be open over the weekend for the Big Apple’s Harvestime event, which this year is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Taking part for the first time is Woodredding Farm, where Brian and Fran Robbins have had a fantastic year with their ciders, which have won the supreme cider championship at the Royal Bath and West Show and the best in Herefordshire at the Royal Three Counties Show at Malvern.
Visitors will be able to see the 200-year-old cider press in action, visit the orchard and taste the award-winning ciders and perry.
Another major attraction is the launch of World’s Best Cider: Taste, Tradition and Terroir, from Somerset to Seattle, said to be the first-ever world guide to cider.
Author Pete Brown and photographer Bill Bradshaw will be talking about their work at 4pm tomorrow (Saturday) at Hellens and at noon on Sunday at Westons Cider. Entry to each of the talks is £2.
Cider-lovers are also being invited to take part in creating a community artwork at the orchard at Awnells Farm, Much Marcle, tomorrow, and the weekend also includes the Big Apple Bike Ride, a walk on Marcle Ridge, music from ukulele ensemble Uke’topia and more.
To mark the event’s 25th anniversary, entry to the eight main venues will be free. Many of the venues are in walking or cycling distance of each other, but Westons will be providing a tractor and trailer to carry visitors around six of the venues.
Full details, including a map, are available at bigapple.org.uk.
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