We have filmed a short walk round Dragon Orchard in Putley, owned by Norman and Ann Stanier, with Norman talking about apples, cider, the current state of the industry and the history of apple growing in Herefordshire.
With huge regret we’re announcing the cancellation of this year's Harvestime weekend.
We had hoped to run a limited version of our annual celebration over the weekend of 10th and 11th October. A lot of effort was put into devising a programme that would meet the Covid-19 restrictions that were in place earlier in September. Unfortunately with rising case numbers and ever-tightening measures we have now reached the point where it no longer seems possible to run a safe and enjoyable event.
We’d like to thank everyone involved with our participating venues, The Big Apple Association volunteers and the Public Health team at Herefordshire Council for the tremendous amount of work and thought they put into trying to make this event happen.
We remain hopeful that we’ll be able to run Blossomtime in Putley over the weekend of May 2nd and 3rd 2021. Let’s get this year’s harvest in first! ... See MoreSee Less
Any farmers thinking about applying for Countryside Stewardship Mid-Tier, especially if you’re considering support for traditional orchard management - don’t forget to request your application pack before Sunday 31st May – that’s tomorrow! This can be done online using the Rural Payments Service, or telephone the RPA on 03000 200 301. ... See MoreSee Less
If you didn’t catch it at lunchtime, look out for the Big Apple tonight on Midlands Today, to hear about what we’ve been doing to let everyone know how to get hold of our ciders, perries and single variety apple juices. Expect a visit to Gregg’s Pit – who knows, we might catch a last glimpse of this year’s blossom! ... See MoreSee Less