One of the attractions at the first anniversary Flower Market this Sunday
The apple press will be used on a huge amount of fruit. Picture: Abundance London
Free juice made from Chiswick’s bumper apple harvest will be available at the Flower Market this Sunday (5 September).
Abundance London has been picking fruit in the W4 area for the past decade, and even within that short time it has seen the harvest coming in earlier and earlier.
It will be setting up its big old fruit press and the scratter at the market between 11am and 2pm and working through about a tonne of fruit, turning it into fresh juice, which will be given free to the public.
If you have spare apples or pears, bring them along to add to the bounty.
The organisers of the market hope it will be the biggest yet with Covid-19 restrictions meaning a one way system is no longer required. They claim there will be more stalls even than Columbia Road.
As well as all the usual flowers, bedding plants, bulbs, houseplants, dried flowers, bouquets etc, there will be stiltwalkers, fire-eaters, balloons, music and tap dancing from The Thames House Orchestra, classic jazz and eclectic songs from HiDay, and other musicians.
The anniversary Chiswick Flower Market expected to be biggest ever
You can browse the market, leave your purchases at the plant creche, book a free delivery slot to get them painlessly dropped back at your home (W4 only).
There will also be a series of workshops at the Boston Room, covering terrariums, mushroom growing, winter salad sowing, wreath making... and a collaboration with the Chiswick Book Festival telling the history of Kew's Palm House. Booking required for all workshops at chiswickflowermarket.com.
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September 1, 2021