September 14, 2021

Apple days

LAST DAY October 24, 2021

Got too many apples?

How about trading them for some pasteurized fresh pressed apple juice?

Trade all those spare, unwanted apples, that would otherwise go to waste, for juice. Dessert apples, eaters, and cider apples. Hand picked or windfalls. Any and all ripe and unrotten apples. Please – no rotten or badly bruised. If you wouldn’t eat it, please compost it instead.

Bring your apples to us at the craft cider cave in the Ventnor Industrial Estate on Sundays starting September 19 to October 24, 2021 . We will be there from 12 to 4pm and we will give you pasteurized apple juice in trade for your apples which we will then press and use to make our 2023 cider. Yes it takes that long, but wow is it worth the wait!

Important: Make sure before you bring them, check that the apples are ripe by cutting a few open to see if the pips are dark brown. If they aren’t, be patient, wait a week or two and try again. Remember, the riper they are, the sweeter they are – and the better juice and cider they will make.

Cave #6
Ventnor Industrial Estate
PO38 1DX
(behind Fuhrmann’s signs).
Look for us behind the bright orange doors.

Community Pressing Apple Days – all done now but look out for next year.

If you want to see the juice pressing in action, come to one of our Community Apple Pressing Days. As above, bring your ripe, unrotten apples to one of our Community Apple Pressing Days, having checked the pips for ripeness. We will be pressing right there on site, and can give you fresh pressed apple juice in trade for your apples.

Note that because of how pressing works it’s not likely you will get only the juice from your apples. But that’s great because blending all sorts of apples together gives a better flavour to the juice, and the cider.

Schedule for Community apple pressing days.

Ventnor Rugby Club October 2, 2021 – Cancelled due to rain

NEW – Freshwater Bay Lifeboat House Oct 9, 2021 – a great success!

Brighstone Scout Hut October 16, 2021. Thanks for all your apples. I hope you look forward to tasting them in our 2023 ciders!