Abundance Fruit Day 2011

St. Michael and All Angels hosts the London Abundance

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On the 1st October 2011, St. Michael and All Angels in Bedford Park will play host to the London leg of the Abundance Festival.

The Abundance Festival is a celebration of local fruit and produce, bringing all the local primary schools together and helping them appreciate the value of both the fruit and the importance of locally produced goods.

At the fair there will be pressing machines, local produce, preserves, crafts, aple bobbing, toffee apples, a smoothie maker powered by bicycle alone, saplings for sale and much more. There will also be stalls from Sam's Brasserie, Outsider Tart and Brian's Local Honey. Everyone is encouraged to bring their surplus apples and pears and come with the whole family for a great day out.

Abundance Chiswick is a project to harvest the seasonal glut of local fruit (apples, pears,
plums, quinces, cherries...). Each year hundreds of fruit trees go unpicked. Abundance is a
team of volunteers who go fruit picking with local primary schools. We take school groups to
houses where the owners have a glut of fruit that they need help harvesting. The school picks,
stores or distributes it, making pies, crumbles and preserves in preparation for the school
stall. We also supply surplus fruit to local restaurants and shops
on a non-profit basis.

The fair will run from 11am to 3pm and is free entry. More information can be found from www.abundancelondon.com

September 21, 2011