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Transition Town Forres invites community to Apple Day on Saturday, October 30

By Garry McCartney

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TTF's Environmental Education and Healthy Living Centre.
TTF's Environmental Education and Healthy Living Centre.

A LOCAL charity working to encourage sustainable, low-carbon lifestyles is hosting an open event on Saturday, October 30.

The community is invited to 'Apple Day' at Transition Town Forres (TTF) from 10am-4pm, a celebration of one of the country's most popular fruits.

TTF spokeswoman, Anne Owen, confirmed there will be apple juicing, a raffle for a special prize, games including a scavenger hunt, as well as home-made refreshments.

She said: "It's wonderful to be able to hold seasonal events again at TTF. This is the perfect opportunity to pop down and say hello, check out our centre and gardens and enjoy some fresh appley goodness.

"The event is a seasonal celebration to ensure our lovely apples are used and enjoyed in a variety of ways. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own apples too."

TTF will be using two machines, a small hand press (perfect for little hands to have a go) and a large Homesteader loaned by Newbold House, capable of producing large volumes of juice.

TTF's Anne Owen and her daughter Rosieplanting out a grow box.
TTF's Anne Owen and her daughter Rosieplanting out a grow box.

The raffle is for a TTF garden box - a one metre square growing box that can produce up to £100-worth of food over the growing season.

"The box also has a priceless effect on wellbeing," added Anne. "It also offers connections with the wealth of knowledge from fellow gardeners."

The prize is valid for one year.

A variety of soup, bread, savoury dishes and apple desserts will also be available, home cooked by TTF chef Rob McKenna and volunteer coordinator, Kelly Warren.

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