- Big Apple at the Old Vicarage in Putley
- Big Apple walks
- Apple Blossom at The Big Apple
- Fruit display at the Big Apple Harvestime event
- Crushing perry pears The Big Apple Harvestime.
- Pressing perry juice at Greg's Pitt during Big Apple Harvestime
- Cider and Perry tasting and sales at Big Apple Blossomtime in Putley
The Big Apple Association
Twice a year the seven parishes parishes of the Marcle Ridge in Herefordshire celebrate their heritage of orchards, apples and pears, cider and perry.
Blossomtime 2013 Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May
Once again we celebrated the glories of the orchards (though not in full blossom this year) and sampled the products of the previous autumn - ie lots of cider, perry and apple juice, including the winners of the Cider and Perry Trials.
Cider and Perry Trials 2013 (Not open to the public)
The venue was again Putley Village Hall on Saturday, 4th May 2013. The winning ciders and perries can be sampled at the Blossomtime event in Putley Village Hall.
Harvestime 2013 12th and 13th October
In October the Big Apple Association holds the annual Harvestime festival, a unique blend of activities in and around orchards, combined with traditional cider and perry making. As this will be our 25th Harvestime we are planning some special events to mark this. More information later in the year.
In The Media
Once Upon a Tree, which produces a range of ciders, perries and apple juices, was awarded Best Drinks Producer in this year's BBC Food and Farming Awards held on 28th November at the NEC in Birmingham.
Dennis Gwatkin, a regular at The Big Apple, was featured in BBC radio's On Your Farm on Sunday 30th September. If you missed it, go to the BBC Radio 4 feature on the BBC website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01n0t58
The Big Apple is now on twitter - follow the tweets on https://twitter.com/thebigapplehfd
The Big Apple Association is a non-profit organisation which promotes interest in English Apples and Cider, including celebrating all aspects of apples and orchards; encourages visitors and local residents to understand and enjoy the rural heritage of the Marcle Ridge parishes in all their diversity; offers the opportunity to local community organisations to raise money through activities associated with the Big Apple Association; and encourages steps to conserve the orchard landscape in the Marcle Ridge parishes and to maintain the diversity of varieties grown. This is detailed in our Constitution.