Celebrate the Clyde Valley orchards and local produce today at the 6th annual Fruit Day, at Overton Farm, Crossford between 9am and 1.30pm.
Enjoy local produce from Lanarkshire Farmers’ Market alongside the food demonstration tent, live music, food and craft stalls, children’s activities and an orchard-themed Scarecrow Competition.
Fruit Day will also see the launch of Clyde Valley Apple Juice - grown, processed and bottled locally by the newly formed Clyde Valley Orchards Co-operative Ltd. Once again local apple juice is being produced, drawing on a long tradition in the Clyde Valley, once known as the Fruit Basket of Scotland. Demonstration pressings will be taking place throughout the day.
Celebrating ‘100 Years of Orchard History in a Bottle’ the group are encouraging orchard owners to make any excess apple crops available for pressing.
“Fruit Day is also an opportunity for people to find out more about the history of the Valley,” explains Chair of the Co-operative Cheryl Osbourne. “This year we are launching our branded Clyde Valley Apple Juice. We have been working towards this for a while and are delighted to be able to offer our juice for sale.”
There will be cookery demos using local food, Strathclyde Woodturners will let children ‘turn their own toy’ and ‘kids’ of all ages can make bird feeders with the RSPB Scotland or self-power their own healthy drink with Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership on a smoothie bike.