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

Wow, what a picnic!

We had a fabulous day at the Blossom Picnic today.  Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the sunshine, the warmth, the great food supplied by Jacqui of Community Realm, and, of course,  the blossoms.

Jacqui serving lunch.

 

Jacqui serving food.

Enjoying the grounds.
Enjoying the grounds.
The Kelly Kettle is a favourite attraction.
The Kelly Kettle is a favourite attraction.
See what I mean?
See what I mean?

Boy and dog.  And sleeping man.

Boy and dog. And sleeping man.

The stars of our show--the blossoms!
The stars of our show–the blossoms!
Wow!
Wow!
Aren't they beautiful.
Aren’t they beautiful.
Dogs love the orchard.  This is P.J.
Dogs love the orchard. This is P.J.
This is Cosmo.
This is Cosmo.

Food!Food!

I call it "Coffee Cup with Pitchfork".
I call it “Coffee Cup with Pitchfork”.
From left: Jacqui H., Paul, Steve, and Nick.
From left: Jacqui H., Paul, Steve, and Nick.
 

Saturday 22 October – We’re celebrating Apple Day!

Join us on the Dorking High Street on Saturday 22 October for our second annual celebration of Apple Day.

We’ll be next to Food Float in front of Barclays Bank from 9AM until 3PM.

Are your apple trees producing more fruit than you can handle? Then bring your spare apples to the stall and we’ll juice them using a Vigoscrew pressno gas! No electricity!

If you’re interested please bring your clean, chopped if possible, apples (eaters not cookers) to the stall where we will press them.  No need to peel or core, just chop them roughly and put them in a bag.  You need to bring a clean, dry container for the juice—a 1 litre milk carton would be perfect. Fresh apple juice doesn’t keep very long so be sure to drink the juice the same day or freeze it.  Not sure if your apples are cookers or eaters?  Just try biting into one.  If it’s too tart to eat, it’s too tart to juice.

Members of Dorking Community Orchard, Transition Dorking and Food Float will be on hand to discuss our activities and the importance of local food in the future of Dorking.