Harvest Time – But What To Do With All Those Apples?

IMG_1949Juicing is a great way of processing plenty of apples and enjoying them long after the eating season is over. At our purpose-built juicing facility in Herefordshire we are able to produce apple juice to retail standards, so whether you want juice for your own consumption or intend to sell it on you can rest assured that our juicing and bottling service is of the highest quality. Continue reading

Picking Apples For Juicing: Why Timing Is Important

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This year has been an exciting one for Orchard Origins, launching as a Community Interest Company and getting ready for our first season of juicing and cidermaking in our purpose-made workshop, hereafter known as the Shed.  Last year’s harvest was a challenge for us as we got the Shed up and running; this year we are clean, clear and ready for action – we’ve even washed the crates in anticipation.  Cider apples are going to be a little while as their high sugar levels take a long time to develop, but why haven’t we started picking for juice yet? Continue reading

Apple Juicing and Bottling Service

 

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Orchard Origins offers a specialist juicing and bottling service 

Juicing is a great way of processing surplus apples and enjoying them long after the eating season is over. In our purpose built juicing shed, we are able to produce apple juice to retail standards, so whether you want juice for your own consumption or intend to sell it on you can rest assured that it is of the highest quality.

 

Keeping it pure

We only press ripe apples giving your juice a full and aromatic flavour

We do not filter juice, ensuring a high level of natural fruit fibre is retained

We typically add a small amount of Vitamin C to prevent the juice from browning, but if you prefer we can refrain

Bottled juice is gently pasteurised, giving most juices a shelf life of two years

We use green glass bottles which helps protect your juice from premature deterioration

 

What we ask from you

Hand pick from the tree – bruised or contaminated apples cannot go into juice as there is a risk of pathogens

Deliver ripe and ready to press – unripe apples make inferior juice and we have limited storage capacity. [See Ready to Pick v Ripe to Eat]

We specialise in small batch processing (50-700kg)

 

Your next step

Contact Julia or Laurence orchards@herefordshirewt.co.uk 01432 356872