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Tue, 22 Oct



Apple Day

Join us to press, explore, and taste all of our unique heritage varieties of apples on this year's Apple Day.

Apple Day
Apple Day

Time & Location

22 Oct 2024, 09:45 – 14:00

FarmED, Honeydale Farm, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ

About the Event

Join us as we celebrate the fruit from our heritage orchard, including apple refreshments & a delicious lunch.

This is your chance to taste and learn about some of our 200 varieties, from Oxford Beauty and Blenheim Orange to Eynsham Dumpling and Dog's Snout.

There will be talks about apples, apple identification, cider making, and a chance to explore the orchard and take part in an orchard Treasure Hunt. You will have the opportunity to taste FarmED's first batch of cider made on Apple Day last year.

We will be joined by Christine Elliott, a locally well-known apple enthusiast, passionate about heritage apple varieties. As part of the Kitchen Garden People, at FarmED, Christine selected the 180 fruit trees planted in 2021/22 in the agroforestry strip between the vegetable growing spaces. She will talk about apples, how we can enjoy the wide variety of apples from our gardens, how to identify apples, and how to make cider from fallen apples. 

If you want to get apples from your garden identified with the help of Christine please bring the following:

  • 3 apples that are representative of the rest of the apples on the tree, and not from the end of a cluster/branch
  • A twig with a few leaves from the tree
  • Rough date when ripe apples started falling off the tree (if they ripened before October please keep them in the fridge before coming)
  • Idea of when the tree would have been planted

This event is suitable for non-expert apple enthusiasts, those interested in planting apple trees, and those who enjoy spending time outside learning about nature. Families and children are welcome. 

Tickets will include a delicious and nutritious lunch, freshly prepared in the FarmED kitchen.


"I was inspired by the intelligent and gentle approach to the whole environment and concern for the welfare of the local wildlife and future wildlife" - Attendee, 2022

"The passion shown by the team guiding the session - and showing such a willingness to share and impart their love and knowledge for the subject. It came across so easily and was very informative - as well as thought-provoking. To be highly recommended. Very well organised."- Attendee, 2023

"Answered all sorts of questions and gave information/knowledge that I had not thought about"- Attendee, 2023

Tiered Pricing

Delivery of our mission is a collective effort and our values embrace inclusivity and diversity. We don’t want price to be a barrier to anyone visiting FarmED or attending our events. Read more about our tiered pricing policy here.

If cost is a barrier to you attending, then please do ask us for financial support. The FarmED Bursary offers free or subsidised places to those that will benefit most.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that there may be times when you need to cancel your booking.  Our cancellation policy is outlined here.

We like to take photos and occasionally videos of our events to use on our website and social media, please let us know if you do not want to be photographed.


  • Family Ticket

    Two adults and up to three children (under 16)

    Tax: VAT included
  • Supporter

    Pay it forward and help us to support other people’s learning experiences.

    Tax: VAT included
  • Standard

    Our recommended price that covers our costs

    Tax: VAT included
  • Child (under 16)

    Tax: VAT included
  • Supported

    Our solidarity price for those who will benefit most.

    Tax: VAT included



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