Valley Apple Days: Bring Your Apples for Juicing
Dates: 26 September 2022 to 28 September 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended 50p donation for every litre juiced
Please bring enough clean containers to take your juice away with you, or you will need to buy freezable plastic 2-pint bottles on the day for 50p each. Around 2.5 kilos of apples (a supermarket bagful) makes 1 litre of juice.
For those with bigger orchards (8 plus trees) we may be able to pick, juice and bottle your harvest on the Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th September for a 50% share of the harvest. Those interested should contact Valley Project Manager, Emma Sumner (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register as soon as possible.
The Farmer’s Arms, Lowick Green – LA12 8DT
Do you have an orchard which needs harvesting or a neglected apple tree in your garden which needs picking?
Not sure what to do with your harvest? Why not bring your apples to us for juicing?
Apple juice is a great source of Vitamin C, containing 86% of that found in commercial orange juice. Brazil is now the world’s largest orange producer and their production is taking out swathes of irreplaceable rain forest, and in comparison, locally pressed apple juice is delicious to drink and cook with and has a tiny carbon footprint.
If you are bringing apples to process, you will need to bring your harvest and enough clean containers to take your juice away. Your apples should be free of major bruises, but they can be small/knobbly and there is no need to wash and peel. Around 2.5 kilos of apples (a supermarket bagful) makes 1 litre of juice, and cooking apples make just as delicious a juice as eating apples do. If you have no containers, we will have a limited supply of freezable plastic bottles available for sale on the day. No need to take away your own pulp if you take part, we will compost it for you at our HQ, Lawson Park.
Our Apple Days are part of The Valley Project’s annual programme which draws together the rich and diverse cultural, social and natural resources locally and making the best of what is here. Mapping neglected local orchards and lowering the food miles of our community by producing juice close to source, we hire the press from South Lakeland Orchard Group with the small donation per litre supporting this cost.
If you don’t have an orchard and would just like to come along and learn more about the juicing process, there will be juice for tasting and a few bottles for sale in our Honest Shop.
The apple press will be available for drop in use at The Farmer’s Arms on the following days and times. There is no need to book, just turn up:
- Monday 26th September, 12noon – 4pm
- Tuesday 27th September, 10am – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm
- Wednesday 28th September, 10am – 2pm