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Apple Juicing 2021

Why not turn all those apples growing in your garden into delicious, healthy juice and have a fun day out into the bargain?

Now an annual community event, why not come and see the Moor Monkton’s own apple crusher and press in action and learn how this simple and ancient process works. All ages welcome.

Any apples will do although a mix of cooking and dessert makes the best juice. If that’s a problem, come along anyway and trade what you have.

Apples should be free from bruises and mould and if possible washed beforehand. You will need some sterilised containers to store your juice. Plastic milk bottles are ideal.

As a guide a carrier bag will hold 4kg of apples, an animal feed sack 20Kg. 2Kg of crushed apples makes about 1 litre of juice. Juice will keep for a week if chilled, up to a year if frozen or you can use the village pasteuriser if you wish to keep your juice longer.

To help maintain the equipment and support the work of the MMVA, there will be a small charge for each litre made.

Don’t have apples of your own? Come along anyway, we always have plenty of spares!

Please could you let us know if you plan to come along, or for more information e-mail