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Apple Day 2019

 

Farm Fundraiser

Sunday 27 October

Apples

Over 900 visitors and £2800 raised for the farm

 

Our traditional annual Apple Day at KTCF was a great success. After a week of constant rain, the sun came out and encouraged regular visitors as well as first timers to come and have fun in a seasonal celebration of everything to do with Apples and Pears. More than 900 visitors came through the gate, 350 children and 550 adults all ready to enjoy themselves.

 

Apple StallThe Big Apple stall run by American School in London volunteers

 

We had a fabulous selection of Apples and Pears to taste and admire, a huge range donated once again by National Fruit Show, huge thanks to them and to Transition Town Kentish Town for joining us and endlessly juicing apples for people to taste and enjoy.  Over two thousand varieties of apples are grown in Britain who knew about Queen Cox? or Rubens? Galaxy Gala or Royal Beauty? Visitors could taste and even take fruit home, but we didn’t have all two thousand varieties.

 

Young visitor Pirate, apple carver and animal handler

 

Lots of Appley things to do and enjoy – apple bobbing and the longest apple peel as well as Egg & Spoon races, Arts and Craft stalls and the ever-popular face painting.

 

Donkey and duck meetDonkey Nora greets one of the black chickens

 

It wouldn’t be a KTCF event without a chance to cuddle a guinea pig, groom a goat, stroke and hold a chicken or have a donkey ride. Even the animals were intrigued to be introduced to each other. The geese supervised activities in the yard but Wilma and Betty the pigs must have exhausted themselves with all the socialising and needed to take an afternoon nap.

 

Little Venice to visitorsVisitors enjoyed music by Little Venice

 

To keep everyone happy we had music in the yard all afternoon from Little Venice, a BBQ and of course toffee apples, chocolate apples, apple and many other cakes and cups of tea.

None of this would be possible without our valiant team of 86 volunteers, staff, young farmers and trustees. Special thanks to regulars The American School in London for providing so many volunteers on the day and to Steve and the community service boys, Goodgym and many others, a huge thank you to all of them for joining in and helping Apple Day happen.  In total we made £2800 for the Farm which adds to the success of the day.

 

Apple Day Thank You

 

 

Next event: Christmas Fayre Sunday 8th December