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.


Juicing! October 2014

Yes, it’s juicing time again and Dorking Community Orchard will be out with our brand new press taking your apples and turning them into fresh juice.

Here are the dates, times, and locations:

Saturday 11 October 9-1 on the Dorking High Street next to Food Float in front of Barclays Bank.

Saturday 18 October 10-2 in the courtyard in front of the Dorking Museum

Saturday, 25 October 12:30-3:00 at the Holmwood Marketplace at the Village Hall in North Holmwood.

Call Jane at 07546-217-793 for more details or email us at orchardfriend@gmail.com

They came, they saw, they conquered….

2014-09-17 11.34.07Many thanks to the lovely folks from FriendsLife in Dorking for devoting an entire day to clearing bramble patches in the Orchard on 17 September.

The corporation contacted the Orchard a few weeks ago asking if we needed any help.  They run an annual work day for employees to contribute their time and labour to the community.  As an organisation that runs entirely on volunteer support, DCO was only to happy to accept the offer of help.

The good-natured team attacked the bramble patches with vigour and by the end of the day a field maple and a beech tree were no longer in danger of being overwhelmed by invasive vegetation.



Blossom Picnic! May 18

Sunday, May 18th

 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm 
Join us in the Orchard for an informal afternoon enjoying the apple blossom. Bring your own picnic, rugs,
games etc. We will provide tea and cold drinks – you do the rest. A great opportunity to explore the
orchard; children especially welcome. Think also about bringing sketching materials: pens, pencils, paints
or whatever and have a go. There are lots of beautiful things to draw in the orchard.

Some photos from last year’s picnic:

Dogs love the orchard.  This is P.J.
Dogs love the orchard. This is P.J.
From left: Jacqui H., Paul, Steve, and Nick.
From left: Jacqui H., Paul, Steve, and Nick.
Cherry Blossom
Cherry Blossom