Bad weather and strong winds mean Jersey Heritage do not have enough apples for Rudolf (Rudi) the Hamptonne horse, to crush into cider.
This traditional method of cider making is always a highlight of the weekend and visitors love to see the magnificent sight of Rudi walking around the Chausey granite crusher crushing apples.
Please can we ask you to put out this plea for apples to see if we can find people willing to help us keep the tradition going?
Those able to donate apples should contact Julia Coutanche, Volunteer and Interpretation Co-ordinator at Jersey Heritage on 01534 633342. Apples should be bagged up ready to hand to Julia who will arrange a time and place to collect them.
What kind of apples do we need? All kinds of apples!
Of course, if helpers can pick cider apples that would be great, however, last year a large number of Bramley apples were picked and handed in, and the cider makers and drinkers alike found these actually improved the taste, so these are greatly appreciated also.