Filberg’s ApplePress Party
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
FREE, Family Event
The Filberg ApplePress Party is our annual fall fundraiser featuring the Pressing Matter Mobile Juicer. The press juices fresh local apples and pears that have been locally donated and others that were picked right here in Filberg Park. Juice is then pressed and available for sale at the event.
The apple press may be the main attraction but it is not all this event has to offer. Keeping with the theme of harvesting in your own backyard, there are many local resources on hand offering insights and tips into managing your home garden and fruit trees along with inspiration for preparing and preserving your harvest at home.
Visitors to the Park may come for the fresh juice but end up staying for the live music, free kids activities, gourmet food, baking and snacks and an impressive community of knowledgable home harvesters. All of this and more set on the stunning, waterfront of Filberg Park.
2016 Participants and Activities:
Pressing Matter Mobile Juicer
Pickled Carrot Food Truck – seasonal menu items and Royston Roasting Coffee.
Fiddlejam and the Funtime Fiddlers – live music
The Shed Tool Library and Makerspace Co-op
The Comox Valley Growers & Seed Savers
Lush Valley Food Action Society – Fruit Tree Program and Share the Harvest Community Garden
Master Gardeners – any gardening questions?
Denman Island Heritage Apple Trees‘ Shonna Janeway sharing apple tastings and identification expertise. Bring your questions.
Lawn to Food’s Lynda Smith bringing knowledge and examples for preserving your harvest, freshly baked raisin loaf rounds and foot long baguettes for sale.
All-Harvest Bake Sale Fundraiser
Dried Flower Bouquets for sale from the Filberg Cutting Garden
Popcorn Stand – $2 a bag
Hand-In-Hand Early Years Nature Education Program providing kids activities and crafts
The Fairy Door Trail – pick up your map at the kids area and explore the hidden corners of Filberg Park
Comox Valley Regional District’s Gayle Bates educating on backyard composting and the Organics Composting Program
– Comox Valley’s unit of the Canadian Cancer Society selling Daffodil Bulbs
– MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre bringing one of their Ambassador birds
Admission is Free
Cash Sales Only | No ATM on Site
Please Leave Your Dogs At Home
Visit our 2016 FaceBook Event page to check out further details and the 2016 event photos. #filbergapplepressparty #fibergpark
All funds raised from this event go towards maintaining and restoring the Heritage Lodge and outbuildings in the Park. Learn more about the FHLPA.
Thank you to our 2016 supporters: