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 at the Coniston Institute? 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 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, Grizedale Arts will compost it at their headquarters Lawson Park.
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 too. 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.
For those with bigger orchards (8 plus trees) with advance notice, Grizedale Arts and volunteers may be able to pick, juice and bottle your harvest on Sept 30/ Oct 1st / 2nd for a 50% share of the harvest.
Those interested should contact Emma Sumner (firstname.lastname@example.org | 07930 651889) to register as soon as possible.