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KirkbymoorCider now available at Kirkby News

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. […]

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Kirkby Fruit Project annual report

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 […]

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KirkbymoorCider on sale on Sunday

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 […]

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More Kirkbymoor Cider on the way

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 […]

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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 on the radio

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 […]

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New season juice now available from Kirkby Fruit Project

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. […]

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Apple identification for beginners

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 […]

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Kirkby Fruit Project donations now open for application

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, […]

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Community Juicing Day, October 30

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.

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Kirkby Fruit Project juicing day

Want to find a use for your surplus apples?   Why not juice them, right here in Kirkbymoorside?

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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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Kirkbymoor Cider for sale on June 29

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 […]

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Kirkby on the radio

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 […]

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Kirkbymoor Cider for 10k winners

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 […]

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Kirkby Fruit Project makes community awards

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 […]

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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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Money available for Community Groups in the Kirkbymoorside Area

From Kirkby Fruit Project: Kirkby Fruit Project sells apple juice and other fruit related products, all made from donated fruit, and from the profits offers donations to good causes in the town. Applications are now invited. To qualify for consideration for a donation from the Kirkby Fruit Project you need to be a volunteer run […]

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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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Kirkbymoorside heritage apple trees for sale

Old maps show that Kirkbymoorside used to have numerous orchards and was a thriving fruit growing area. Over the years almost all of the old orchards have disappeared so we are now left with just a small number of very old trees which are coming to the end of their lives. The Kirkby Fruit Project, […]

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Kirkby Fruit Project Christmas boxes

Volunteers at the Kirkby Fruit Project are busy preparing gift boxes for sale at the Christmas Fair on November 28th. And don’t they look nice? The boxes, that is! The big boxes contain a selection of three fruit cordials, complete with specially prepared cocktail recipes to add zest to your Christmas celebrations.  Smaller boxes have […]

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Community Juicing Day

Kirkbymoorside Fruit Project is offering another community juicing day, this Sunday: details below.

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Kirkby Fruit Project – Juice Launch

Don’t miss it – this Friday 2nd October at the Summit Bakery between 11am and 2pm.

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Community Juicing Day

It’s almost time for our first community juicing day of 2015. ~ ~ ~ Sunday 4th October starting at 2.00pm ~ ~ ~ Gather your apples and head our way! If you can get them here we can juice them. If you have a carrier bag full, or a trailer load, come along. (Please email […]

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Mosaic memories wanted

Kirkby Fruit Project is working on helping to renovate the Millennium Garden, adjacent to All Saints Church, and needs help – in the form of information, not volunteers, though they would also be welcome. The garden was developed in 2000 (of course) as a public space and amenity for the town, but, as is the […]

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Kirkby Fruit Project donates a baritone to the Town Brass Band.

The Kirkby Fruit Project, as you probably know by now, exists to rescue unwanted fruit – mostly, but not exclusively apples – from orchards and gardens, and do something useful with it – mostly, but not exclusively producing apple juice. If you have bought the juice, you will know just how good it is. But […]

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Return of the hairy feet

From Chris at Kirkby Fruit Project: The hairy feet are back! No, this is not a comment on the latest fashion trend or an invasion of hobbits but the long awaited return of my hairy footed flower bees. Regular readers may remember my previous post about these spring visitors that have made their home in […]

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