From 2014-2019 we have run a Campus Apple Bake Off. Free apples are distributed for people to bake with from pick up points across and off campus. People are invited to enter in categories such as: sweet and savoury; vegan; preserves and under 12 bakers category. The only stipulation is that people must bake with local fruit or nuts and provide the ingredients. The number and variety of entries from students and local people is always high and includes recipes from around the world.
Different judges from the university and local community have the task of sampling all the entries and choosing winners. Some recipes have been kept and published in the Fruit Routes recipe book.
After judging and prize-giving, the bake off treats are shared by everyone in a giant feast which has proved very popular.