Want to plant some trees?

Good, because we need help.

We’re meeting at the orchard on Sunday, November 15 at 10am to plant.

If the weather is really bad we won’t do it.  If the weather is only slightly bad we will.  Call Jane at 07546-217-793 to make sure.  Or follow us on Twitter @dorkingorchard.

Bring a pair of work gloves and a spade if you have one.  If you don’t have one, don’t worry.

Planting in May 2014
Planting in May 2014

Juicing in North Holmwood on October 24, 2015.

Our final juicing event of the year takes place this Saturday at the Holmwood Marketplace at the Village Hall on Spook Hill in North Holmwood.  The post code is RH5 4JP.

This is the big one!  Bring your washed apples and we’ll turn them into fresh juice.

Our annual apple pressing is the major fundraising effort of Dorking Community Orchard.  In return for pressing your apples we ask that you either give us half your crop so we can sell it for our funds or donate £1 a litre if you want all your juice.  For example, 100kg of apples will produce 50 litres of juice.  You can either give us 25 litres of juice which we will sell for £2 a litre and you can keep the rest.  Or you can give us £1 a litre and take all the juice.

Please note that the juice is fresh and unpasteurised.  It should be drunk or frozen within a day or two of pressing.  Next year we hope to offer pasteurising and bottling for longer-lasting juice.

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Want your fresh apple juice pasteurised and bottled?

Dorking Community Orchard is pressing apples this year.  See below for more details.  But unfortunately we can’t pasteurise and bottle your juice this year.

Village Greens Farm Shop in Ockley will be able to help you out.  Check out their website:

or give them a call at 01306 713474 to find out more.
If you know of anyone else local who is bottling fresh juice please let us know.  We’ll spread the word.

Juicing our apples….and yours.

Saturday October 10th (National Apple Day); 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. Apple Pressing on Dorking High Street – next to Food Float. It should be a good crop this year, so bring your spare apples and help us turn them into delicious apple juice. Or just come along, watch the process while you shop at Food Float, and leave with a few bottles of fresh juice.

Saturday 24th October, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Apple Pressing at Holmwood Market in the Village Hall, Spook Hill (RH5 4JP). This is the ideal venue for pressing larger quantities as there is reasonable vehicle access. We hope to have two presses running.

Call us at 07546-217-793 if you have any questions.