Volunteering has always mattered to the folk at Orchard Origins. Starting off as a project at Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and then transitioning into a Community Interest Company (CIC), which it now is, volunteering has been the glue keeping operations going. Everyone who has come out with us has made an impact on what we do and is massively appreciated. Continue reading
This year’s apple crop is the latest for a generation according to English Apples and Pears, the fruit grower’s trade association, but the good news is that the delay has allowed the apples to mature well which means they should have a wonderful flavour.
We picked twenty crates of Merton Charm this week which we’ll take to Pershore College to be pressed and the juice pasteurised and bottled. This particular orchard is the only bush orchard that we manage. The lower growing apple trees make picking much easier – a bonus when harvesting apples for juicing as they need to be handled carefully. We don’t use apples that are bruised or diseased for our juice. Continue reading