Leading nutritionist says ‘Happy Apple Plan’ could be the easiest way to shift those extra Covid and Christmas pounds 

As we head into the New Year and those resolutions are fast upon us, health is riding high on the consumer agenda. Leading nutritionist Rob Hobson has partnered with British Apples and Pears to promote the ‘Happy Apple Plan', reaping the benefits of eating an apple before a meal as part of a healthy diet. Hobson says the ‘Happy Apple Plan’ is a simple way to lose those extra Covid and...

1 in 3 don't know Britain grows apples!

Despite British farmers producing 60% of the food we eat in this country, many consumers are unsure of what we actually grow in Britain according to a new survey released this week, with many unaware we grow staple foods like potatoes, apples and oats.

The survey, commissioned by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) ahead of this weekend’s Open Farm Sunday revealed that one in three...

Michaelmas fayre – an apple extravaganza

On Sunday 29 September, visitors to Saltram, near Plympton, can enjoy the change of seasons by celebrating Michaelmas; the coming of autumn and the shortening of days.

Join staff and volunteers in their harvest celebrations in the Stable Courtyard – pressing the masses of apples picked from the orchards and sampling freshly made apple juice and homemade cider.

Then, either take a seat on a hay bail or wander amongst local traditional craft stalls; chat to Saltram’s allotment holders or enjoy a hog roast. Entertainment will be provided by the Dartington Morris Men and Dixie...