From Kirkby Fruit Project: In a few weeks time we will be gathering scions ready for grafting from the heritage apple trees around the area. We only graft trees to order now, so if you would like to buy one of the daughter trees next autumn, you need to get your name on the waiting […]
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From Kirkby Fruit Project: Our Stall will be open for business at the Kirkbymoorside Christmas Market on Saturday 25th November, 10 o’clock onwards. Look for our yellow banner – We will be selling our handmade gift boxes, our new ‘mulled cider kits’ and, of course, bottles of our KirkbymoorCider and pasteurised apple juice. Come along and solve […]
From Kirkby Fruit Project: A big big thank you to all the lovely people who have donated their apples to Kirkby Fruit Project this year. Apples of all shapes and sizes have poured in, in quantities big and small, and thanks to your generosity we have juiced over five tons! As a result, we have […]
Next Sunday, October 29, as well as being the day that European summer time ends (don’t forget to put those clocks back) sees the return of two popular local events, the Give or Take Day, and Community Juicing. The Give or Take event takes place, as usual, in the Memorial Hall on Sunday morning, though […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Looks like a stall not be missed but get there early …
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
You can also find more information on the blog, here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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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