Autumn Events To Join In


On Apple Day, we’re inviting people to bring along apples from their garden trees for the production of a blended juice.

We’ll set up the equipment from Urban Harvest in Crooklands Orchard in the Park, then all apples are mingled together, washed, cut up, scratted ready for juicing and pressed to make juice. This is shared out (bring a clean jug or plastic carton) and can be stored in a fridge for a week, or frozen for later use.

Between now and then is a good time for picking ripe apples for the juicing. Just store them in a cool, dark place in a single layer, not touching each other. Don’t include any that are rotten or diseased.

How canyou tell when apples are ready?

You know when an apple is ready to pick when you cup it in your hand and give it a slight twist, and it comes off in your hand. If you need to give the fruit a yank, or it leaves its stalk behind, or even a bunch of leaves, it is definitely not ready! You can also look at the pips to check if the apple is ready – they should be brown if the fruit is ripe, and will be green if unripe.


Following on from 2020, we are going to continue with creating a blanket of poppies to cover the farmgate for a commemorative display during Remembrance Week 2021, 8 – 14th November.

2020 Poppy Display (picture Aireborough Camera Club)

2021 is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Royal British Legion and there will also be a collection near the display for the RBL.

Last year a number of people contributed poppies to the display – and we’d like to invite more to do so this year; you’ll find a pattern here. The display will go up on 8th November – just add your poppy when you pass by.

About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
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