We were delighted to host a village Apple Day at the the Sylva Wood Centre last weekend.
Organised by Wittenham Warriors, the fifth Village Apple Day took place on 15h October 2023 with more than two dozen people congregating at Sylva Wood Centre to take part in the successful community event.
A total of 200kg of various varieties of apples, including the very first crop from the Sylva-hosted village community orchard, produced ninety-five bottles of pasteurised juice and a couple of dozen of unpasteurised juice. Each bottle is different due to the mix of apple varieties; one of the joys of locally-produced juice.
Left Image: volunteer Colin Johnstone feeding the macerator; Right image: first small crop of apple picked from the Wittenhams Community Orchard.
The Wittenham Warriors gave a big thank you to Gabriel Hemery, and the Sylva Foundation for hosting the day, and to all those who brought apples, helped production and bought the juice.