The London Orchard Festival was wonderful, despite the rain.
There was a fabulous display of apples, complete with tasting notes and the chance to buy a bag to take away. Juicing, story-telling and fire-making! kept the young orchardists busy, as did the famous longest peel competition.
The frittata, veggie burgers, cake, buns and cider on sale were all delicious, not to mention the chance to sample many freshly juiced apple varieties.
Best of all, my first ever attempt at chutney-making won second prize in the "Chutney Challenge" - the carrot and apple chutney was made with some of the small cooking apples from the Roots to Fruit orchard on the Jack Dunning Estate.
You can see more pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelondonorchardproject/sets/72157636681182776/