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Please note: this service is only available from the first of September to the end of November.
As a rough guide, we would need at least 4 supermarket-sized boxes of fruit to have enough to press. This is a guide only to the minimum; you can bring more if you have it!
Please bring your apples in a strong container or box, as your juice bottles will be returned to you in the same box and will be heavy!
We do not simply add all of the apples to one tank and give you a percentage of the juice; we guarantee that you will receive your own apples back as your own unique juice, with no added sugar or water.
A mixture of eating and cooking apples are perfectly fine to juice together and will often produce a lovely blend. All apples should be clean, sound with no rot or bruising, definitely no windfalls. The odd lump, bump or discolouration is fine, as is scab or scarfing on the skin.
We can’t work magic with substandard fruit- if you can’t eat it, we can’t juice it!
Just what do you do with your surplus apples?
Why not turn them into juice that you can enjoy for many months!
Please ask for details of our juicing service if this appeals to you.
The apples are washed, then chopped in the mill (above left). They are built up into layers using cloths and wooden boards, then pressed (centre). The juice is allowed to settle overnight before being bottled and pasteurised (above right).
The juice then has a shelf life of eighteen months after pasteurisation -if you can resist it that long!
So, how’s it done? Here’s a very brief guide to the process: