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Success at Fruit Routes Harvest project

Harvest Festivities which took place on campus as part of the Fruit Routes project went down a treat amongst staff, students and the local community last month.

Fruit Routes is an award-winning initiative run by the University. This year there was a range of activities to get involved in including apple pressing, harvesting workshops and also the Campus Apple Bake Off which ran again following last year’s success.

The Campus Apple Bake Off received entries from passionate and talented local bakers and also from a younger crowd at the Loughborough Campus Nursery who made tasty treats as part of the competition.  

There was a range of delicious delights made including apple flapjacks, apple tart and cranberry and apple cake. Student Fung Teoyi was crowned the winner of the Bake Off for her apple cake with salt caramel butter and spiced apple tea. In second and third place were Rob for his Apple Roses and student Greg Downs with his Toffee Apple Cheesecake.

The three day initiative also invited people to visit Fruit Routes temporary shop at Carillon Court, Market Town Corner to continue the Harvest exchange. The shop was run in collaboration with Radar Loughborough and guests were invited to share and exchange recipe ideas and stories.

The Fruit Routes project was originally founded by artist Anne-Marie Culhane and is managed by the University’s Sustainability Team. The project, which was launched in October 2011, aims to develop the University grounds as an edible and sustainable landscape. It’s supported by the University Landscape Master Plan and Loughborough Students’ Landscaping and Gardening Society (LAGS).