Time is ripe to celebrate apples

CRUNCH will be the sound heard across 28 schools at 11am this morning when they take part in Orange Apple Festival’s Big Crunch.

About 7000 apples will be distributed among the schools so students can taste some of the best in local produce.

Festival coordinator Cath Thompson says it is among a range of activities being held over the next three days.

“Adults and children are sharing in the activities with adults recalling memories of perhaps of a simpler time and children eager to be included,” she said.

Saturday’s Orange Region Farmers’ Market will feature Orange apples in various ways.

“Apple producers will be there with new-season apples,” Mrs Thompson said.

“There will also be apple jam and apple relish, apple cider, toffee apples and apple bobbing.”

Mrs Thompson said an Electrolux fridge full of apples will be up for grabs in a guessing competition at the markets, where people will be asked to guess how many apples are in the appliance.

On Sunday, the community is invited to a range of events including an orchard and packing shed tour and a heritage apple walk.

For the very eager there will be three, five or 10-kilometre fun runs at the Pinnacle at 9am.

Visit www.orangerunners苏州美睫培训.au for more information on the fun run.

“Local cafes and eateries are making apples the ‘hero’ on the plate and in the glass,” Mrs Thompson said.

“There’ll be an apple surprise on the pillows at many of the hotels and b&b’s over the festival.

“Sharing in such events is good for a community and keeps the connection with the past alive while moving into the future.”

For the full Orange Apple Festival program visit www.orangeapples苏州美睫培训.au.

APPLES GALORE: Hillside Orchard owner Max Davidson is one Orange apple producer getting behind this year’s Orange Apple Festival. Photo: JEFF DEATH 0430jdapple03

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