Saturday, April 2, 2011
It comes but once a year, when the leaves are changing their colours and the orchards are heavy with shiny, red fruit - Apple Day! Lothlorien Orchard's annual celebration of the apple harvest was this held this weekend and a group of us ventured out beyond the rural village of Hall to the Lothlorien farm simply to gorge ourselves on freshly pressed apple juice, crepes with apple sauce and cinnamon sugar and steak sandwiches topped with tomato & apple relish. We also might have purchased as many apple pies as we could carry.
I love Apple Day, I love the paper bags decorated by the farmer's kids, I love the amateur choirs and musical groups performing in the farmhouse's backyard and I adore the toffee apples wrapped in waxed baking paper and tied with twine. What's not to love about enjoying one of Canberra's wonderful autumn days with your friends and a whole lot of local producers? So make sure you get along next year!