Herefordshire Food Charter. Healthy food for people, place and planet

apple day header draft3We're excited to be part of an Apple Day event this autumn with a difference!

Along with Herefordshire Wildife Trust, cider and juice makers, and many others we'll be celebrating the role our county's most famous fruit has in keeping our countryside healthy.

A Celebration of Nature-Friendly Food and Traditional Orchards
20th October 2024
Queenswood Country Park from 11am

HWT say:  To celebrate National Apple day, we are bringing together local cider, perry and juice producers to shine a light on the critical role of sustainable agricultural practice in safeguarding our precious ecosystems. You're invited to immerse yourself in a vibrant gathering, showcasing an exceptional variety of regional fare, informative talks and apple related activities. 


An orchard is not merely a collection of trees—it is a vibrant tapestry woven by the passage of seasons. Traditional orchards serve as havens for a myriad of bird species, offering natural pest control through the harmony between birds and insects. We must understand the importance of these precious habitats and how they are an integral part of Herefordshire’s wider ecosystem.  

More details are being organised but we are planning:

  • Free family activities, linking apples, soil and everything in between!  Expect juicing, food from scratch and more.
  • A screening of the film Six Inches of Soil and plenty of chat around it
  • Great local producers of apples, juice, cider and other great local river-friendly fayre.

Watch this space for more info!  If you're a river friendly food producer, please get in touch asap for a free space at the event!  


Who we Are

The Herefordshire Food Charter is an initiative of the Herefordshire Food Alliance, a network of individuals and organisations from across the county involved in local, community and sustainable food action.

The Alliance is a member of the national Sustainable Food Places network and is co-ordinated by New Leaf Sustainable Development with support from Herefordshire Council and Sustainable Food Places.

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