I’m very pleased to announce that The Scrumping Project video has been picked up and posted on the renowned ( in the photography world) Photo Archive news website and sits proudly alongside articles on legendary War photographer Robert Capa and the historic ‘Life’ Magazine.
Here is the Link
I’m proud to announce the launch of ‘The Scrumping Project movie’. I’m no Steven Spielberg but hopefully it captures the spirit of the project. We’ve had a great time making cider in 2009/10 and look forward to making more this coming Autumn. Click on the link below to view the movie.
The Scrumping Project movie
The Scrumping Project spent a lovely saturday morning handing out flagons of cider, as promised, to the people who have donated/supplied apples for the first years project. It was really important to say thank you to all those you supplied us with apples etc. We are looking forward to handing out a few more flagons this week.
A bottle of forgotten fruit.
Delivery Time, a flagon of Forgotten Fruit cider
Forgotten Fruit cider, The refreshing taste of South Gloucestershire.
Mr Clark , Rock, with his Flagon of cider, We collected about three sacks of apples the would overwise go to waste from his farm
Mr and Mrs Grudgings, Titherington with their Flagon of cider, We collected about 19 sacks of apples that may of otherwise gone to waste, from there farm
Mr and Mrs Crewe, Hambrook with their Flagon of cider, They donated 3 sacks of apples that may overwise go to waste from their Orchard
Orchard beneath Glastonbury Tor
click pic to enlarge.
I was thrilled to learn this morning that my image of Glastonbury Tor is to be included in the National Trust’s 2011 calendar.
The funny thing is, it wasn’t the town’s iconic landmark that inspired me to pull over on my way home from a shoot in Yeovil, but the orchard nestled at the foot of the hillside.
Several years ago, while browsing one of Glastonbury’s many spiritual shops, I picked up a postcard depicting a beautiful watercolour painting of ‘my’ orchard in full blossom. I was certain that if I could find the artist’s vantage point, during the spring when the light falls gently, I knew I would have a great photograph. Fortunately, my work often takes me to Somerset, so I was able to take a little time out every now and then and circle the Tor looking for the exact spot. Sadly, over the years, my search proved fruitless and I decided the painter must have used a little artistic license in their work.
However, this was a scene I couldn’t forget. On a cold, windy Tuesday in the middle of winter, I stopped the car again – drawn, this time, by the naked orchard sitting under some pretty spectacular clouds – to take a few more frames. Though, my photo differs in many ways to the image I initially set out to capture, I’m incredibly satisfied with its composition and sense of drama, so it will do for now.
One day, the postcard’s illusive landscape might reveal itself.
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Our Forgotten Fruit Cider was Launched at Willsbridge Mill Wassail last sunday, 24th Jan, 2010
A big thank you to all those who attended the event, sampled our cider, gave a donation, had a chat and signed up to the Scrumping Project.
We had a fantastic afternoon in the winter sunshine handing out samples and it was great meeting everybody.
We will be be sending out updates over the next few months about this years project so please keep an eye on
The busy Willsbridge Mill during the Wassail event,
the site and checking your email.
Our stand was very busy all afternoon.
Trying to talk visitors into buying our organic, low carbon t shirts
Some shots of our t shirts
Forgotten Fruit Cider is unveiled this weekend at the Willsbridge Mill Wassail event, Sunday 24th January between 2pm – 5pm.
We are only handing out tasters, but we are really excited and looking forward to some feedback.
We are also selling our Organic, Low Carbon t shirts and handing out information about next Autumn’s project.
Feel feel to come and join us, have a chat and taste the cider.
The Orchard group
The forgotten Fruit logo
Some shots of our t shirts
A big thanks to Martin Thatcher at Thatchers Cider who let us bring down a sample of our cider so the Alcohol could be measured in their Lab. The lovely Lab technician Katy (did they named ‘Katy Cider’ after her?) did the test and it came out at a very respectable 7.06.
The also did a quick tasting for us and were very complimentary, stating that it had a very clean flavour.
We are really pleased
see pics below,
Lab technician Katy at Thatchers Cider does an alcohol level test on our cider
It's official, Alcohol level is 7.06
Always a scary moment, Lab Technician Paul, samples our cider.
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