July 2018 UPDATE
We will be offering our apple pressing service again this Autumn. We will turn your apples into bottles of fresh pressed juice. It will be pasteurised into 1 litre glass bottles and will keep for at least a year.
All you need to do is pick your fruit when it is ripe and ready to eat. (No large holes or rotten/mouldy fruits please.) Use baskets, boxes, trays or plastic carriers with STRONG handles. Avoid using black bin sacks (tear easily) and hippo bags (too heavy to lift by hand)
Bring your harvest along to the farm (Postcode TN3 8LY) and we will do the rest! Contact us early to mid September to make sure that the press is up and running. We ask you to deliver your fruit to the farm Monday to Friday between 8am and 5 pm, as there will always be someone around to help unload and to book your fruit in.
Quantities: Approximately 1 kg of apples will give 0.5 litre of juice. We can press as many or as few apples as you bring. The press is very large, so we batch small quantities of similar apple varieties together and then give each customer back the right quantity of juice on a pro rata basis. When you arrive with your fruit we will tell you roughly how much juice you can expect and tell you the current waiting time (generally 2 – 3 weeks).
Cider: We can supply you with unpasteurised juice, for making your own cider. Please bring your labelled fermenting container with your apples to the farm and book in, as above, but specify you want cider juice!
Recycling of Glass bottles: Each year we are asked if we can reuse the glass bottles, unfortunately we are unable to do this and always recommend that customers recycle via the local bottle bank.
Autumn 2018 Prices: £1.12/ litre + VAT (bottled, pasteurised & boxed)