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Get your apples juiced for free

From Kirkby Fruit Project: Would you like your early cropping apples juiced free of charge? Then come along to our first Community Juicing Day of the 2017 season at Netherby, West End, Kirkbymoorside, on the first Sunday in October between 2pm and 4pm. Apples juiced while you wait!  The fresh juice will last for up to […]

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Have you bought a Kirkby Pippin Tree?

From the Kirkby Fruit Project: Over the past 2 years the Kirkby Fruit Project has been selling grafted daughter trees from our very own ‘Kirkby Pippin’. Ideally these trees should be grown on for the first 2 years after grafting to allow them to develop strong roots and stems but reports are coming in that […]

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Trainees learn pruning in Appleton

After a couple of depressing posts last week about the loss of trees in Manor Vale, here’s a more cheerful item: fruit trees, more than 100 years old, in Appleton-le-Moors are being given a new lease of life by Wildlife Trust trainees. The trainees were given instruction in the care of fruit trees by Hilary […]

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It’s Kirkbymoor-Cider time again

As last year, the Kirkby Fruit Project will be launching this year’s cider in the Market Place during the tractor and 10 K runs on 30 April.  The successful Sparkling Dry, Still Dry and Still Sweet 75cl bottles will all sell for £3. All cider is made from 100% apple juice from donated apples. All […]

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Kirkby’s unique apple

Some of you may have visited the Kirkby Fruit Project stall in the Christmas market and bought for yourselves, or a lucky friend, a grafted Kirkby Pippin apple tree.  Since then, thanks to ‘the wonders of modern science’, we’ve been able to uncover some more of its story. This parent tree was discovered in a […]

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Kirkby Fruit Project will be at the Town Christmas Fair

Looks like a stall not be missed but get there early …

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Kirkbymoorside Fruit Group in Pickering this weekend

We will be giving juicing demonstrations using our traditional hand press and talking about how to make craft cider at home. Find out how we use surplus fruit to help local community groups and how our community juicing days could help you.

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What to do with your surplus fruit

As the summer holidays draw to a close Kirkby Fruit Project volunteers begin to ready themselves to help you to use as much of your home grown fruit as possible. When you have picked, eaten, baked, bottled and stored as much of your fruit as you can manage, then let us help you with your […]

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Reminder: Kirkbymoor Cider on sale tomorrow

Kirkbymoor Cider will be on sale in Towler’s arch tomorrow, Wednesday, from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm (or while stocks last). Remember, you can’t buy it anywhere else! Details here.

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New side of Kirkby with new cider of Kirkby

2015 was a bumper apple harvest so Kirkbymoorside Fruit Project, best known for apple juice, has for the first time gone into cider production, made from the same local apple juice. The new brew, aptly named Kirkbymoor Cider (if you don’t get it, try saying it out loud), will be launched on May 1st, a […]

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Kirkby Fruit Project selling apple juice and trees

From Kirkby Fruit Project: Another chance to buy our heritage trees and Christmassy spiced juice! We will have a stall in ‘Towler’s Arch’ this Wednesday, December 16, selling our very popular Spiced Apple Cup at £3.00 per bottle, and our range of pasteurised apple juices at £2.50 per bottle (75cl in each case). We also […]

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Apple Day at Helmsley Walled Garden

Saturday October 3 is Apple Day at Helmsley Walled Garden. This is a day to celebrate all things apple.  You will find something for everyone including apple tasting, juicing demonstrations, advice on fruit growing and orchard tours. Why not enter an apple cake in their very own ‘Bake Off’ competition or enter your favourite chutney […]

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The Kirkby Pippin, coming soon – with luck

From Kirkby Fruit Project: Following on from our grafting course on the 26th February, five of us have been busy grafting cuttings from various old fruit trees in the town. Our grafting efforts are now completed and we have around 50 young fruit trees (from about 20 parent trees) lined up in a nursery bed […]

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Learn to graft an apple tree

Kirkbymoorside Fruit Project are organising a one day grafting course to be held in Kirkbymoorside on Friday 27 February. Hilary Dodson, chairperson of the Northern Fruit Group, and well known expert on all aspects of fruit growing, has agreed to run a course but places are limited to just 10 for safety reasons. Participants will […]

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Another Community Juicing Day, next Sunday

You can also find more information on the blog, here.

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Kirkby Fruit Project update

A news update from Kirkby Fruit Project: This year we have had a number of new volunteers join us and a couple of new orchards donating fruit, hopefully they all decide to stick with us for a while. We were given the opportunity to have some input to the apple event at RV Roger last […]

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Community Juicing Days – more details

This year the Kirkby fruit project is holding 2 juicing days, one on the 5th October for the early apples and another at the beginning of November to catch all the later ripening fruit. Here are the further details promised in  our poster, see the previous item. WHAT HAPPENS AT A COMMUNITY JUICING DAY? You […]

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Community Juicing Day

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Limited edition Newton Wonder juice available now

More from Kirkby Fruit Pickers Thanks to the bumper apple crop last year the Kirkby fruit project was able to produce a small number of bottles of single variety juices from the most interesting apples. The first of these, the Newton Wonder, will be available from the Summit Bakery this week for only £2.50 a […]

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Apple varieties wanted

From Kirkby Fruit Pickers WANTED: cuttings from old or interesting apple trees. The Fruit Pickers group is about to take delivery of 20 apple rootstocks (MM106 for those of you who understand these things) with a view to grafting on cuttings from apple varieties around the town that might otherwise disappear. MM106 is a really […]

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The Crap Fairy Blog: A litter-picker’s journal (3rd November)

Perfect Apples and Alligators Not strictly speaking litter, I know, but it was just too rainy for litter-picking last week, and if I hadn’t picked these instead they would have been thrown out – unsurprisingly, as the tree is a full-size Bramley, one of which can easily produce half a tonne of apples. It’s a […]

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Community Juicing Day!

Bring along your apples for pressing, and some containers to take your juice home Sunday October 27th 2 – 4 pm (following the Give or Take Day) West End, Kirkbymoorside Kirkby Fruit Pickers are offering  the use of their juicing equipment – free! A kilo (2lbs) of apples will make about half a litre (1 […]

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Kirkbymoorside Fruit Pickers turn apple crop into funds for charity

Kirkbymoorside environmental group is hoping to turn this year’s bumper apple crop into funds for local charities and community groups. Kirkby Fruit Pickers (KFP) is a volunteer-led project which aims to clear away local people’s apples, leaving some of the best fruit behind for the owner or else offering some pasteurised apple juice in exchange. […]

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Too many apples? Call Kirkby Fruit Pickers!

Is your garden going to be suffering a Fruit Invasion this Autumn? If you’d like to find a good home for your apples, and receive some free pastuerised juice in exchange… read on to find out more about Kirkby Fruit Pickers! Kirkby Fruit Pickers (KFP) is a volunteer-run project set up by Kirkbymoorside Environment Group, […]

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Name That Fruit

From Kirkby Fruit Pickers. It is September again and this year the apple trees are dripping with fruit – but can you name that fruit? Obviously they are apples but it is estimated that there could be more than 22,000 different varieties of cultivated apple and many of the old and lesser known of those […]

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Kirkby Fruit Pickers project pick up £1,000 grant

Kirkbymoorside Environment Group is be given a £1,000 grant from the town council to cover the running costs of a project aimed at benefiting the local community. The request raised some misgivings at the town council meeting last week but was eventually carried by two votes in favour with three abstentions. The Kirkby Fruit Pickers […]

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Taste and buy local apple juice this Wednesday in the market

Kirkby Fruit Pickers volunteers have been picking unwanted apples this autumn and turning them into delicious juice – come and try it at our stall in Towler’s Arch this Wednesday! This is not like the pallid stuff that you get in the supermarket – it’s bursting with tangy apple flavour. The juice is cold-pressed and […]

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Love your apples? Visit Rogers in Pickering this weekend

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Kirkby Fruit Pickers: The Non-Bramley Liberation Movement

Kirkby Fruit Pickers are in full swing at the moment, offering our time for free, picking apples that would otherwise fall off and rot in people’s gardens around Kirkby. Despite the dire fruit crop this year, there are still some trees that have produced heavy crops of beautiful fruit – big, juicy, crunchy, fresh apples […]

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