Make the most of your garden or orchard crop. Let them turn your apples into your own pure, delicious non-alcoholic apple juice, pasteurised to last 18 months and proudly displaying your own bespoke label. Avoid the mush, mess and methane that rotting apples become and enjoy the taste of your fruit trees throughout the year. Apple juice’s health benefits really do keep the doctor at bay. Just one 150ml glass counts as one of your 5-a-day and recent evidence links consumption of apple juice with lowering of cholesterol, prevention of heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. Your juice is made from your apples – nothing is added. What goes in comes out, ready for you to savour for months later. Every apple tree variety is different, so the taste of your juice will reflect the fruit of your garden.They make wonderful presents for the whole year, especially at Christmas, or just to share with family, friends and neighbours. Apples that would otherwise go to waste also offer an easy and fun way to raise funds for schools, churches or community groups. Simply organize to gather in the apples, deliver them as a combined load and they will do the hard work.Their special prices will give your cause a good margin when you sell the juice on to your community and supporters. When the season starts, harvest apples you would be happy to eat and bring them to My Apple Juice. Then, after you have received your emailed invoice approx 10 days later, return and collect your own-labelled bottles of delicious juice. There is no minimum and no maximum weight of apple; a standard bucket of approx 7 kg will give you back at least 5 bottles. It couldn’t be easier.
Does the idea of your own-labelled apple juice appeal? Do you know someone who might like their own juice?
This is a community based project that can deliver a surprisingly wide range of benefits.
It could be of interest to: a school, a charity, a church, a youth club, a sports team, a community orchard – in fact any community group that would like to raise funds – and have a positive impact along the way. Community Apple Juicing presents a tremendous community-wide opportunity to raise funds, and at the same time, potentially:
- educate people, especially children, about how food is grown, manufactured and delivered;
- open people’s eyes to the range of nature’s harvest that is all around;
- link-up people from all corners of a community, especially draw in those with trees in their gardens who may live lonely;
- build and bind a project team through shared vision, exercise, delivery and achievements;
- turn something that would otherwise rot and waste away – into a delicious, nutritional, local – ‘5-a-day’ drink;
- save thousands of food miles, and £££, vs buying alternative juices & fizzy drinks;
- start other conversations about possible local environmental, social and health benefits.
Your group would encourage its supporters to harvest and gather ripe, undamaged apples from their owns gardens, and other places where apples could go to waste, and take them to a central location.
The combined load would be delivered to us (at an agreed time), to be pressed, bottled and pasteurised as a single batch, with the group’s chosen name on the label.
For fundraising groups bringing a substantial load of apples, we will offer this service at a discounted price per bottle. These bottles of juice would then be bought by supporters and anyone across the community, at a price set by the project team.
If just 20 supporters collected a wheelbarrow each (approx 30kg) – that would total 600 kg and produce c 450 bottles, which should earn £400 – £500 net, depending the final selling price per bottle.
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