What is the Frome Apple Group?

In 2008, the Frome Apple Group was set up with the aim of promoting apples in Frome life, as a source of food and drink, and also income.

Its goals are also to protect the apple tree as a wildlife host, and appreciate the historic and cultural value of our apples and trees, finding ways to share the poetry and stories they have inspired.

What does the Frome Apple Group do?

There are a number of things that the group does throughout the year, although not everything happens every year. They include:

  • celebrating Apple Day
  • communal processing and press hire
  • learning more about how to take care of apple trees (through pruning workshops, for example).

Communal processing

We occasionally organise communal pressing days to demonstrate the apple press that we have. The press is also available for hire, at a cost of  £10 per hire period (either a weekend, or mon-fri). We now also have a burco boiler that can be used to pasteurise your juice so that it can be stored for much longer. Contact helenjohnstone@yahoo.com to find out more.

About Apple Day

applepressApple Day is celebrated nationally on 21st October each year. We aren’t planning an event this year, but will be at One Planet Sunday on 11th October at the Cheese and Grain, where we’ll be making fresh juice with our press.

Find out more about what’s on

Anyone can come along to the events we organise. If you would like to get involved with the group, then we are always glad to have more people to help organise activities.

To sign up for the email mailing list, email helenjohnstone@yahoo.com, giving your name – and ideally telling us a little about your interest in the group. Do you have an apple tree? Do you feel passionate about making the most of our home-grown produce? Do you just want to be sure you know what is happening?