Think how fruit has changed our modern language when you consider the number of companies and brands (especially in the technology industry) adopting names of fruit. BlackBerry, Orange, Raspberry, Cherry Corporation even a Papaya Studio. Now being the time for harvesting apples, I feel it only appropriate to write this column on my Apple?
This links nicely to the topic of this month’s farmers’ market in Barnard Castle. Perched high on our promontory above the Tees and the walls of an ancient castle, our historic market town puts on a fabulous show to celebrate Apple Day.
True to tradition, the farmers’ market will be holding our own Apple-Day Treasure Hunt with the chance to win a fabulous autumn hamper. Let the children loose this Saturday to search for as many varieties of apples they can find hidden in our stalls. It’s free to enter, simply pick up a form from Just William’s Hedgerow Preserves and start collecting those apples.
Plus, bring your senses alive as we offer you the opportunity to buy, taste and take home a variety of locally sourced delicious food and drink. From game to gammon, from cakes to curry. Our market provides some of the most diverse assortment of food and drink anywhere in the north.
The market opens at 9.30 and runs until 3.00. The winner of the hamper will be drawn from the hat at 2.00. Good luck and happy Apple-Day.