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Apple Day is here again at the Keremeos Grist Mill

Jim Millar uses an antique apple press to grind and squeeze Gala apples for fresh apple juice at the Keremeos Grist Mill. - Steve Kidd/Western News
Jim Millar uses an antique apple press to grind and squeeze Gala apples for fresh apple juice at the Keremeos Grist Mill.
— image credit: Steve Kidd/Western News

The Keremeos Grist Mill is wrapping up their 2011 season next weekend with an apple pie baking contest, just in time for the Thanksgiving weekend.

That’s just the high point, though of the annual Apple Day on Oct. 9, which includes live music, an apple race in Keremeos Creek and a barbecue.

Entries for the apple pie baking contest must be submitted at the mill’s tea shop by 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 9. While there is no entry fee, qualifying pies must be made from scratch, with a homemade crust and mainly apple filling.

Judging is 20 per cent on overall appearance and 80 per cent on flavour and consistency of the crust and filling combination. Contestants are to provide a list of their pie ingredients but not the proportions.

Judging starts at 2 p.m. and after the prizes are awarded at 3 p.m., slices of the pies will be sold to raise funds to help preserve the old mill and artifacts.

The Grist Mill and Gardens are located beside Keremeos Creek, on Upper Bench Road just one kilometre east off Highway 3A on the north side of Keremeos.

 

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