The Kirkby Fruit Project recently celebrated another successful year of salvaging unwanted apples, and the onset of Christmas, with an outdoor party for volunteers, their friends and family, neighbours and supporters from across the town. Our own mulled cider and spiced apple cup kept out the night air, and proceedings were enlivened by a visit from […]
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From Kirkby Fruit Project:Come and say ‘hello’ and have a warming sample of our mulled cider or spiced apple juice.When we sold cider mulling kits at the Christmas market, we were asked by those pressed for time at Christmas (isn’t that all of us?) if we also had bottles of ready mulled cider. Well, we […]
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 […]
Chris Simmonds from Kirkby Fruit Project was interviewed by Julia Lewis for the BBC Radio York Sunday Gardening programme last Sunday, November 5. The interview covered the Project itself and the discovery of the unique Kirkby Pippin apple, and concluded with a great plug – by Julia Lewis – for the Kirkby Christmas market. Here […]
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 […]
Kirkby Fruit Project makes donations each year to support local community groups. Applications for this year are now invited – details below. You can find the application form by following this link.
From the Kirkby Fruit Project: Have you sampled and enjoyed the apple juice made by the Kirkby Fruit Project? Or maybe our delicious KirkbymoorCider? Well, the new production season is upon us, and the Project is looking for some new volunteers to swell the ranks: could you be one? Before you say no, I know […]
From Kirkby Fruit Project: Fans of our lovely cider will know that it is on sale at Kirkby News. If you haven’t tried it, and would like to, come along to our stall in Towlers’ Arch next market day, Wednesday July 19, where we will be offering samples and selling bottles of all three kinds: […]
If you read the annual report from Kirkby Fruit Project which we published recently, you’ll know that negotiations were underway for the sale of KirkymoorCider at the town’s newsagents, Kirkby News, which already has a licence to sell alcohol. The good news is that talks are satisfactorily concluded, and the cider is now for sale. […]
This is a summary of the activity of the Kirkbymoorside Fruit Project from April 2016 to April 2017. VOLUNTEERS Our volunteer numbers remain constant at around 20. APPLES AND JUICING The juicing of surplus apples remains our main activity. 2016 was another bumper crop year so by the end of the season our volunteers had […]
Over the last couple of weeks, we have followed the progress of Kirkby Fruit Project‘s new vintage KirkbymoorCider from the tree to the bottle. Tasters assure us that this year’s vintage is good, and now it’s ready for sale. It will be available for the first time on Sunday (April 30), the day of the […]
In our last post, we left the new vintage Kirkbymoor Cider quietly fermenting in its barrels in West End, but the day of sale approaches, so it’s time to get bottling. The Kirkby Fruit Project has been bottling apple juice for several years now, and a messy process it is too. As the juice comes […]
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 […]
Great piece on BBC Radio York this morning about the Kirkby Fruit Project in general, and the Kirkby Pippin apple tree in particular, the presenter having been given one by his mother-in-law for Christmas. You can hear the full item on BBC iplayer radio, click here and move on for just over 15 minutes. Well […]
If you missed it at the Christmas market, new season’s apple juice made by the Kirkby Fruit Project is now available to buy at Summit Bakery and the news agent. The juice is all made by volunteers here in the town, from donated apples, and makes an ideal drink for those driving this party season. […]
Don’t know your Bramley from your Russet? Or your Discovery from your Cox’s? Would you like to? Kirkby Fruit Project is offering a short introduction to apple identification, for complete beginners as well as those who can answer ‘yes’ to my questions but don’t know a lot more. This will involve a run through the […]
Kirkby Fruit Project provides a use for otherwise surplus fruit (mostly apples), processes it into juice, cider, cordials and chutneys, sells these through outlets in the town, all with volunteer labour, and donates the profit to community groups in Kirkbymoorside. And now is the best bit, the time of the year when grants are made, […]
Kirkby Fruit Project is running another Community Juicing Day on Sunday October 30, in West End, Kirkbymoorside. Any quantity, big or small. Why let your suplus apples go to waste, when you can have delicious juice or the start of a barrel of cider? Ring or email Chris (details in the poster) for more information.
Want to find a use for your surplus apples? Why not juice them, right here in Kirkbymoorside?
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.
Kirby Fruit Project’s new line in cider, the aptly named Kirkbymoor Cider, sold well at the Tour de Yorkshire / 10k / Tractor Run day last month, but some stock remains available to purchase. Thanks to the bountiful supply of apples last autumn, and the generosity of tree-owners in donating their fruit, the Project had […]
Kirkby Day was on the radio this morning when Malcolm Richardson and John Simmonds were interviewed for Georgey Spanswick at Breakfast on BBC Radio York. Malcolm and his team were responsible for decorating the town with bunting and painting the yellow and blue bicycles on display along the A170. John is one one of the […]
Kirkby Fruit Project has teamed up with the organisers of the 10k to offer prizes of its new craft cider to race winners – with apple juice for the juniors! A bottle of the new Kirkbymoor Cider, which is to be launched on May 1st as part of the Kirkby Day celebrations, will go to […]
Kirkby Fruit Project makes a small profit from the sale of apple juice and other produce, and uses this to make donations to local volunteer run groups which benefit the Kirkbymoorside community. Donations are intended to buy, or help buy, an item to improve members’ experience by providing something that otherwise may be out of […]
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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