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Locally grown fruit turned into beer and wine today at The Mill in Walthamstow
Locally grown fruit was turned into wine, beer, oils and vinegars today by residents attending an E17 Fruit Bag event.
The Blackhorse Action Group (BAG) residents' association started the ‘E17 Fruit Bag’ project in April by getting residents at the Grange to plant some fruit trees.
The project will plant 36 trees in total in five different areas of Walthamstow and educate residents about planting and cultivation and how to prepare and preserve the fruit they grow for eating.
In anticipation of their fruit bounty, Fruit Bag are putting on free sessions for Walthamstow residents to make food and drinks out of locally grown fruit.
Last month they made jam and today they made drinks, oils and vinegars from local fruit at The Mill, Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow.
Peter Robinson, Chair of the National Association of Wine and Beer-makers, a seasoned home-brewer, gave a talk on the art of wine and beer-making.
Then the group learned how to make spiced wine, flavoured oils and apple vinegar.