Join a group of villagers at communal apple pressings this autumn – and make the best use of our local crop.
Perhaps you have an apple tree or two in the garden, but most of the fruit goes to waste. Perhaps you fancy trying our hand at making juice, cider or vinegar. This project gives you free access to a good press. Give it a whirl!
The idea is to bring your own apples – or make them available to others - help mill and press them, and take away your juice. We are fortunate to have access to a couple of privately-owned presses close by. No fee and no experience required. At our first attempt last year we produced more than 100 gallons of juice – 540 litres to be precise. That’s a lot of good stuff.
If you need more info, there are some ‘how-to’ guides about preserving juice, cider-making and other aspects of the craft in the Local Info index of this website, at the bottom of our Apple Pressing page.
The dates of the pressings depend on when the local crop ripens, and when there’s enough demand. First point of contact if you want to get involved;