Wæs Hæl to everyone

The evenings are already getting lighter and we’re looking forward to the events in 2017:-

Annual General Meeting

The 25th Annual General Meeting of The Big Apple Association will be held on Wednesday 25th January 2017 at The Scrumpy House, The Bounds, Much Marcle HR8 2NQ at 7.00 for 7.15pm, with sincere thanks to Weston’s Cider for hosting this.

Agenda

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Appointment of Vice President
  3. Minutes of AGM held 28th January 2016
  4. Matters arising
  5. Honorary Secretary’s Report
  6. Honorary Treasurer’s Report
  7. Election of Committee
  8. Forthcoming dates and ideas
  9. Any other business
  10. Date of next Annual General Meeting

Blossomtime Weekend

Our annual Blossomtime celebration takes place over the May Day bank holiday weekend  of Sunday 30th April  and Monday 1st May 2017.  Make a note of these dates in your diary now!

Cider and Perry Trials

These will take place on Saturday 29th April 2017 at Putley Village Hall.  The entries will be available for the public to taste during the Blossomtime weekend events at the hall.

Entry is now open – visit the Cider and Perry Trials page to find out more >>

Harvestime Weekend

This is planned for the weekend of 14th and 15th October – make a note in your diaries.


Marcle Ridge Country

Another good reason to come to the Big Apple is simply to enjoy this wonderful stretch of countryside. Woodlands, soft fruit fields, hopyards and grazing pastures mix with the orchards to create a lovely farming patchwork.  The slopes of the Marcle Ridge offer splendid views across to the Malvern Hills to the east, while Woolhope in the west lies within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There is no better way to explore our deeply rural county than through its food and drink and apples and cider are at its heart. Herefordshire has more orchards than any other county and is the source of over half the UK’s cider production. For us the Marcle Ridge and the Big Apple are what Herefordshire is all about.  Over the last 25 years, the number of craft food and drink producers of all kinds has truly blossomed in our local communities, providing a special experience for our visitors that is integral to the enjoyment of our rural heritage and landscape.