It doesn’t get any better than apples at this time of year . . .  especially when there’s a chance of cider . . .

Well, I did purchase 10 litres (roughly 2 gallons) of freshly pressed apple juice and have since been letting it ferment in my kitchen. The apples were brought over from France (the rubbish UK summer and lack of Angmering/West Sussex input meant that we were struggling to find anything more local) butyou can’t always be so picky!

If you’d like to to start your own Apple Day, Common Ground is a pretty good place to begin.

It was certainly good to see the first stirrings of our local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) scheme through a cider-tinted focus. I did sample a little bit a ‘Wild Thing’ cider, made in Sussex from ‘apples from trees on the Downs, on common land and abandoned orchards and along the roadsides in the Brighton, Haywards Heath and Lewes areas’