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  • Apples in Camel CSA’s weekly veg boxes

    Posted on September 29th, 2016 charlotte No comments

    As it’s our annual Apple Day on Saturday, we all have some apples this week.

    apple-butterwellfarm-sq-camelcsa-250915.jpgIn all the boxes: –
    *apples (Mark Norman / Bridget Gould)
    *chillies / *basil
    *tomatoes – red, golden
    *spring onions
    *chard – Swiss, rainbow
    *calabrese / tenderstem (Camel CSA / Restharrow Farm, Trebetherick)
    potatoes ‘Wilja’ (Restharrow)

    Standard boxes also have: –
    extra potatoes
    *mixed salad leaves

    * = grown to organic principles
    All produce grown by Camel CSA unless otherwise indicated. Please wash all vegetables and fruit.

  • Camel CSA open day on Saturday 1 October

    Posted on September 18th, 2016 charlotte No comments

    We’re holding our annual Apple Day to coincide with the CSA Network UK’s first-ever Open Day.

    packingteam-camelcsa-220916Community supported farms like ours all over Britain are opening their gates to visitors on Saturday 1 October.

    Come to Camel CSA’s Apple Day and join in chopping, crushing and pressing the apples. Enjoy a free glass of delicious juice.

    Take a tour of the growing beds and polytunnels and see what’s growing for our veg boxes. Admire our bumper crop of squashes.

    There’ll be light refreshments, including soup.  Try a slice of our homemade apple cake and some vegetable cake! Or bring your own lunch to enjoy in our picnic area.

  • Apple Day generates juicy treats for us all

    Posted on October 15th, 2011 charlotte No comments

    Camel CSA’s third annual Apple Day was our best ever – in spite of the Cornish mizzle. All ages pitched in to chop, crush and press around 90 litres of apple juice to share among everyone who took part.  

    We’ve had an abundance of apples to juice this year. Most were picked from our adopted orchard in St Mabyn, the rest came from members’ gardens.

    Our team didn’t have the time or energy to press the entire mountain of fruit before the equipment had to go back to our friends at Chyan Community Field.

    So we came to an agreement with the St Mabyn “Cider Boys” (don’t ask!) and we now have an extra 50 litres or so of delicious juice to share out.

  • Come to Camel CSA’s annual Apple Day on Sunday

    Posted on October 7th, 2011 charlotte No comments

    The apples are harvested and the apple press is on its way.

    We’re all looking forward to our third annual Cornish Apple Day on Sunday when we’ll be producing masses of delicious fresh apple juice to share.

    Come and take part in the apple pressing on our community veg-growing plot between 10am and 1pm this Sunday 9 October. Find us here at St Kew Highway near Wadebridge in north Cornwall.

    If you can bring any apples and a plastic juice container with you, all the better!

  • Apple Day promises to be big juicy extravaganza

    Posted on October 5th, 2011 charlotte No comments

    The apples are picked. We’re all set for Camel CSA’s annual apple juicing day this Sunday 9 October at our veg-growing site site in north Cornwall.

    Now the fun part – everyone is welcome to come along and share our bountiful harvest. Juicing will go ahead on Sunday morning between 10am and 1pm on our community plot at St Kew Highway near Wadebridge.

    This year we’re hiring an electric-powered crusher, lots of buckets and a large, Vigo hand press from Chyan Community Field near Penryn.

    It means we’re no longer having to beg and borrow small, hand-operated presses and should make the whole operation much quicker and easier.

    But it does mean we’ll need a lot of apples!

    SO… we could aways use more. If you have any apples to share, or know anyone else with some to spare, please do let us know and arrange to get the fruit to us on the day.

    AND…please can you all start putting aside containers for the juice. Most effective are 1-litre plastic milk containers, so the juice can be stored at home in the fridge for 48 hours or frozen. But please ensure they’re thoroughly cleaned out first!

    A very enthusiastic bunch of families with young children harvested a vast number of apples in our adopted old farm orchard at St Mabyn. We managed to get the task done last Sunday – the final day of our short Indian summer.

    Thanks a bunch to our apple picking and tree climbing team – Bob, Bridget, Cath, Charlotte, Dan, Danny, Gav, Geraint, Jane, Jenny, Kate, Kim, Mike S and junior members Arwen, Daisy, Finn, Hollie, Max and Seren.

  • A big community effort on our Cornish apple juicing day

    Posted on October 17th, 2010 charlotte No comments

    Nearly 40 people came to our annual apple juicing event on our site at St Kew Highway in north Cornwall.

    Everyone pitched in and helped with washing, cutting, crushing and pressing the apples. It was a big effort and we managed to produce nearly a litre of juice for every man, woman and child.

    Many thanks to the kind folk who loaned us their apple crushers and presses and to those who donated vast quantities of apples from their gardens and orchards.

    Our press gang on this beautiful autumn day were Aimee, Antonina, Brooke, Carla, Cat, Charlotte, Cheryl, Chris, Danny, David, Finn, Frances, Frank, Gavin, Jane I, Jane M, Jenny, Jeremy, Judy, Keira, Kitty, Lani, Leonie, Lily, Mark M, Mark N, Mike, Paul, Peter G, Peter M, Robyn, Ros, Sammy, Seth, Shayne, Sue, Teresa and Tom.