Thursday 5 October 2 – 5pm
Embrace the community spirit and peel apples at The Elms amidst the wonderful and autumnal aroma of apples. Meet old and make new friends, listen to some traditional accordion music, enjoy tea, homemade cake and Jersey wonders whilst you work…peelers and gloves provided although you can bring your own…
Friday 6 October 10am until 10pm.
Peeling commences again and the wood fire will be lit first thing in the Bakehouse. Throughout the day, the peeled and cored apples will be cooked in a large bachîn over the fire and stirred continuously until Saturday morning. Come along to peel and stir and enjoy a community supper which takes place in the evening.
Parking is available at The Elms on Thursday and Friday.
Saturday 7 October 10am until 4pm.
The apple mixture will be taken off the heat to cool and spices added including liquorice, mixed spice and cinnamon by mid-morning. Once cooled, the ‘black butter’ is ladled into jars by a team of volunteers, labelled and fabric tops added and then taken across the courtyard – often still warm - to be sold in the produce market.
Visitors can enjoy homemade sausages and cider, wood fired pizza and homemade cakes from various stalls. Other artisan products will include chutneys and sauces, apple juice, honey and crafts. Children can enjoy apple ‘crafts’. The walled garden will also be open.
The highlight of the day will be the judging and giving out of awards in the Apple Preserves competition.
Parking is available at Granite Products on Saturday with a free shuttle to and from The Elms.