Fruit Day at Overton Farm
Activities, music, stalls and local food again attract a crowd of over 2000
Fruit Day returned to Overton Farm, Crossford on Saturday 4th October 2014. It was a great local family event with activities, music, information stalls and local food and again attracted a crowd of over 2000 despite a poor weather forecast.
Cookery demonstrations by local Chefs using produce on sale from the Farmer’s Market gave an opportunity to sample some special recipes. We couldn’t drag some visitors away the food was so good! Avon Valley Vintage Power & Steam brought along their collection of vintage tractors and vehicles and Strathclyde Woodturners gave the Provost Eileen Logan a woodturning lesson…she made a splendid egg cup! The scarecrow completion was again a highlight with local school Underbank Primary winning first prize.
Fruit Day is also an opportunity for people to find out more about the history of the Valley. This year the Clyde Valley Orchard Group have planted over 300 new fruit trees supported by the Central Scotland Green Network and Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership. These trees aren’t yet mature enough to produce fruit but never the less the group pressed local apples from existing orchards and had fresh local juice for sale. Customer feed-back was very positive and next year the Group aim to sell through local shops as well as local events.
- Chris Parkin, Rural Development Trust