Apples and Pumpkins

As I’ve mentioned previously I love this time of year, one of the great things is that there are always lots of local events celebrating Autumn and the wonderful produce that is available, and as it has been a really tough year for farmers here in the UK, they really ned all the support we can muster, especially the ones doing something a little bit different, so when we saw an Apple and Pumpkin Day at West Town Farm on the outskirts of Exeter advertised, we just had to pay a visit.

An organic farm producing beef, pork and vegetables, they certainly seem to have a good model for diversification, they were very busy, and also very lucky with the weather.

And what a fabulous day we had, we were able to carve pumpkins, and some of the varied squash were available to buy, there was a straw bale den for the kids to clamber in, and we were able to freely explore the farm which we all loved.

We enjoyed an organic burger from the farm BBQ which was really juicy and flavourful, and a slice of flapjack from the Organic Arts cafe there, and with the energy from these treats pushed on up the hill to the Orchard. Here we were shown how they press apples and were treated to some of the juice straight from the press, there were also stories around a campfire and stewed apple cooked in a dutch oven. There were lots of activities for the kids, and a wonderful atmosphere.

Our little treasures also enjoyed a ride on a pony and cart that ambled down the grassy lanes, all in all a fab day, get out there and find out what events are on in your area, before you know it winter will be here.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. That looks like fun. I loved Halloween in America and driving around the coutryside looking for a farm stand with giant pumpkins 😉

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  2. Sounds like a great event. Not sure if there is anyone up here growing pumpkins on a large scale. You’re certainly in the right part of the country for the apples!
    Claire

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    • Thanks Claire,
      I didn’t get to visit the apple day in Aberdeen that you visited, but sounds a similar event.
      Yes but our own apples and pears have been really bad this year, so few compared to last year.
      Cheers
      Marcus

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