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Donate your apples! Last weekend!

October 12 @ 9:00 am - October 13 @ 6:00 pm

boxes of collected apples in a garden

Do you have surplus apples in your garden? Could you pick and donate them to help us raise money for our projects?

Every autumn we accept donations of peoples’ surplus apples from gardens across Herts and Beds. We take them for juicing, bottling and labelling and then sell the juice at our events or direct to you. The profit goes straight into back running our projects.

Eaters, cookers, unidentified – we don’t mind as long as they’re ripe, unbruised and delivered to us in cardboard boxes (preferable shallow) not plastic bags. No crab apples please! How do you know an apple is ripe? Gently twist the apple on its stalk and it will come free if it’s ready. We accept windfalls if they are not bruised eg if they’ve landed softly on grass but not if they’re bruised or rotten as one bad apple can turn the whole box rotten in a very short time. Just like the saying!

There are two drop off points and a number of weekends from the end of September to mid-October that we accept donations:

  • 23 Priory Way Hitchin SG4 9BJ – 21/22 Sept, 28/29 Sept, 5/6 Oct, 12/13 Oct
  • 74 Strathmore Avenue Hitchin SG5 1ST – 21/22 Sept, 28/29 Sept, 5/6 Oct, 12/13 Oct

Please leave your boxes on the drive (in a shady location if possible). The juicing run will take place on Monday so please don’t drop apples off Monday-Wednesday as they will have to wait a whole week before being taken for juicing.



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October 12 @ 9:00 am
October 13 @ 6:00 pm