Appletreeman has been awarded a grant towards the cost of a Rack and Cloth Screw Press and an Electric Apple Mill. This grant has been awarded by The Central Scotland Green Network Orchard Futures Fund.
As a consequence, we are now able to include juicing as part of our normal workshops and events, and can hire out the equipment to any community groups, or private orchard owners, schools etc. with lots of apples or pears to juice! The machines are very effective and will cope with a large quantity of apples or pears.
We hope that the availability of presses to anyone in Scotland will help to reduce the amount of fruit going to waste in back gardens and orchards, and will enable people to store their surplus.
If you have a lot of fruit spare, and think you can make use of this machine, then please get in contact with us. A lot of our apples in Scotland are ready early and do not keep for long. If you and your neighbours or community have fruit going to waste, then do consider the option of juicing and freezing or making your own cider or wine. Full instructions and training will be given on the use of the machines.
Central Scotland Green Network is funded by The Scottish Government, Forestry Commission Scotland, and Scottish Natural Heritage.