Join us for the first in a new series of events at the Ulster Folk Museum called From the Ground. In the series we’ll be exploring our past and future connections to what grows, and the earth beneath our feet.

Locally grown apples are one of the joys of Autumn and here in Northern Ireland, where there are so many apple orchards, it's a perfect time to celebrate this humble, delicious and enduringly popular fruit. In the past most country small holdings or cottages would have had at least a couple of apple trees. The fruit would have been carefully harvested to store over the long winter; pristine fruit would have been wrapped and stored and any windfalls with bruises or imperfections would have been processed into preserves or krauts for storage.

Join The Edible Flower in the beautiful surroundings of the Old Rectory Garden for a two-hour hands-on cooking workshop to learn about cooking with, and preserving apples. Together we'll be making an Apple, Cabbage & Caraway Sauerkraut where everyone will be able to take away a jar of kraut to enjoy at home.

We've also dived into the archives of the Ulster Folk Museum for recipe inspiration and we'll demonstrate making Apple & Sweet Geranium Fritters, which we will enjoy eating with Crab Apple Jelly and a cup of tea.

Tickets are £20 and include the workshop, something to eat and admission to Ulster Folk Museum which you are welcome to explore before or after the event.

Please note:
This event will be held outside and will involve a small amount of walking so please dress appropriately.  It will be moved indoors if raining.

If you have any accessibility concerns or requests please contact rosie.legarsmeur@nmni.com.

Suitable for ages 16+.

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