A group of villagers holds a series of communal apple pressings open to all parishioners in order to make the best use of our local crop.

Perhaps you have an apple tree or two in the garden, but most of the fruit goes to waste. Perhaps you fancy trying our hand at making juice, cider or vinegar. What this project does is to provide free access to a good press to anyone who wants to have a go.

The idea is to bring your own apples, help mill and press them, and take away your juice. We are fortunate to have access to a couple of privately-owned presses close by.

No fee and no previous experience are required. At our first attempt in 2020 we produced more than 100 gallons of juice – 540 litres to be precise. That’s a lot of good stuff.

There are some ‘how-to’ guides about preserving juice, cider-making and other aspects of the craft at the bottom of this page.

The dates of the pressings depend on when the local crop ripens, and when there’s enough demand.