The Big Apple Association

Big Apple in 2021

A Happy New Year to you all!

As we are sure you are aware, we were unable to run any of our normal events in 2020.  By mid-March it was apparent that Blossomtime and The Cider and Perry Trials would not go ahead.  We had hoped to run a limited number of Harvestime events but by early October it was already clear that Covid-19 case numbers were on the rise again and we did not feel that we could risk bringing numbers of people from all over the country to Much Marcle which, at the time, had very few cases of the virus.

As compensation, we are prepared a number of videos that show some of the work and activities normally happening at Harvestime.

Cider Making at Woodredding Farm

Video tour of Dragon Orchard in Putley

Local poet Sara-Jane Arbury has recorded an appropriate poem for Harvestime

Now we are heading into 2021 we are putting our thinking caps on and looking at ways in which we can run at least some of the regular events.  There are still many unknowns:  the number of cases in Herefordshire is rising and we have gone from Tier 1 to Tier 3 in a few days; there are vaccines on the horizon but we have no clear indication as to when these will allow groups to assemble again.  Provisionally the dates for Blossomtime are 2nd and 3rd of May and for Harvestime the 9th and 10th of October.


Big Apple is now a Community Benefit Society

The Big Apple Association is registered with the FCA as a Community Benefit Society and is formally “The Big Apple Association Limited”, which means we can invite people to become Members and Shareholders of the Society.  To find out more go to About us.