Extracting the juice from the fruit in the traditional manner.

Extracting the juice from the fruit in the traditional manner.

Ledbury Poetry Festival

In addition to our regular activities, this year we are also promoting “The Poetry Orchard” project, part of Ledbury Poetry Festival.  This is a project by Herefordshire’s Poet in Residence, Paul Henry, to invite people to submit poems based on apple varieties grown in Herefordshire.  Full details on the Poetry Festival website through the link below.

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Harvestime 2014

Now that Blossomtime is over we are looking ahead to the autumn.  Our 26th Harvestime event happens in and around Much Marcle on October 11th and 12th 2014.  One feature item will be the results of The Poetry Orchard project (above).

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Blossomtime Weekend 2014

Our annual Blossomtime celebration took place over the May Day bank holiday weekend (4th & 5th May).  Several hundred of you attended over the weekend and enjoyed the warm, fine weather.

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Cider and Perry Trials

These took place on Saturday 3rd May 2014 with 74 entrants this year.

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For an afternoon, a day or a full weekend the Big Apple Harvestime and Blossomtime Events are special opportunities to enjoy the countryside in the Herefordshire parishes on the Marcle Ridge – Aylton, Little Marcle, Much Marcle, Munsley, Pixley, Putley and Woolhope. The local orchards are famous for their cider fruit and their excellent eating apples.