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Royate Hill Community Orchard: Apple-Pressing Workshop

September 17, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+1

This is a free event – and is part of the Bristol Get Growing Trail weekender on 17 and 18 September.
There’s no need to book for Apple-Pressing.
Join Royate Hill Community Orchard to press apples to make delicious fresh apple juice.

Take part in the full process:
– sterilising all the equipment
– collecting fallen apples from under the trees (please bring any spare apples you have either beforehand or on the day) and sorting out the usable from those to be composted
– mashing up the apples prior to pressing
– pressing the apples to make the juice and composting what’s left after the process
– drinking fresh apple juice (bring a container ie 2L bottle to take some away with you, it’ll keep for max four days if refrigerated)
– pasteurising and bottling apple juice into sterilised bottles
– storing what juice is left in barrels
– end of day clean and wash up

Royate Hill Community Orchard can accommodate approx 20 adults and up to 10 kids at any time during the day, and would like as many as possible to be able to engage in the activity!

Please note that kids should be aged 6 years and above, and need to be supervised by their parent/carer at all times.
No previous experience needed.
You’ll get to have a go at all stages of the process if you can stay long enough – people are welcome to drop by for an hour or the whole day. There are also other tasks to do around the orchard and allotment if you are willing – come and have a look around!

Apple-pressing is a fun but messy, sticky business, so wear old clothes. If you have some work/gardening gloves then bring them.

Due to covid issues ongoing we cannot promise a shared lunch at a particular time, but why not bring your own veggie/vegan snacks to eat, and more to share around?


September 17, 2022
11:00 am - 5:00 pm