ALL AUTUMN we hire our electric crusher and presses for people to press their own apples (or pears). If you give us a ring between 10am and 4pm on 01305 852220 we can book you a day and time. We usually have two sessions per day - 11am and 2pm
The apples must be ripe and starting to soften. Brown patches are fine to go in, but ideally no mould.
Pears must be reasonably hard - if they are too soft they don't go through the crusher at all!
We charge £12 per hour (calculated to the nearest quarter hour)
Very roughly about 5 buckets of apples produce about 3 buckets of pomace (apple pulp) which produces about 1 bucket of juice - but it very much depends on the type, size and ripeness of the apples.
It is reasonably physical so minimum of 2 adults must come, and wear any clothes you don't mind getting sticky!
It is supervised by our friendly and informative staff at all times so you learn as you go along, and any questions can be answered.
Bring any containers you want to take the juice home in, or we sell some fermenters, containers etc in our shop here.