Sunday 27 October
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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
Next event: Christmas Fayre Sunday 8th December