Fruitfull Cork was initiated last year from an idea by one of it’s members to avoid unwanted fruit rotting on the ground and on trees to instead pick and juice the apples.Cork Environmental Forum is supporting the project in 2012 to purchase equipment. Already a new scratter and the materials for the applepress have been funded.
Extract on Saturday’s Picking & Juicing from the website: http://fruitfullcork.wordpress.com/
Glad to report that the homemade apple press is doing what it’s meant to do. A bit of fine tuning still to come but we made about 8 litres of juice today – the pickings of one Blackrock tree. It does seem like there are less apples around this year – on RTE Radio 1 this morning commercial apple growers were reporting a 50% drop in yield. But I have a feeling that there are still loads of unpicked apples hiding out around the city. This new press can cope with pretty big quantities so hopefully we can keep it fed.
Its a nice feeling to pick apples from the tree at midday and hand a bottle of juice back to the owners a few hours later. If you’d like to get involved we will be doing some more picking next Saturday morning 22nd September. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of where to meet. Then we’ll be meeting up at Ballyphehane Community Centre for juicing in the afternoon. If you’d like to come, or have your own apples to bring, please do! Again if you could email or comment here to let us know you’re coming that would be a big help. Look forward to seeing you there!
11am meet at corner of Douglas Road and Cross Douglas Road for apple picking.
1pm – 4pm We will be at Ballyphehane Community Centre doing some juicing so come along to help out or just see how its done. Extra chopping boards and knives are always useful so bring along your own if you can – as well as a screw cap bottle to take some juice home in. Hit the link below for info on how to get to the community centre:
Look forward to seeing you there!