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Weʼre raising £700 to buy a locally made apple press and an apple crusher for Arundel Community Orchard

Arundel, UK

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The big draw at our Annual Apple Days has been a big apple press, loaned and operated by our local National Trust. But now they can no longer bring their press along to our Orchard.

What would an Apple Day be,without and Apple Press?

The answer? To have a press of our own, for the whole community to use. On Apple Day we make sure there are plenty of apples, so that everyone can have a go at pressing, and then they can take some of the delicious juice home. If people have their own apples, they can bring them along too.

A local joinery has very kindly offered to build us a press for just the cost of the materials. We will need to buy a hydraulic car jack to operate it, and a magnificent mincing machine to chop up the apples before they go into the press.

We started the Apple Days five years ago and they have become a very popular event in Arundel's calendar. The day is free to all, with music and dancing, a Community Chef cooking up delicious recipes to try, Orchard Tours; local organisations have stalls with games, crafts and information , and there's Forest School Corner.

It would be very hard to continue this lovely event without the focus of an apple press at its centre. How brilliant would it be to have our own Arundel press, built by Roundstone Joinery, an Arundel firm?

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  • Nell Paton1 month ago
    Nell Paton

    Nell Paton

    1 month ago

    65% - that's a wonderful £455 raised so far and just £245 left to find. Keep pressing on, spread the word. Many thanks to all those who have given so generously.

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  • Anonymous


    Jul 16, 2018

    Looking forward to a fun Apple Day!


  • Shuna


    Jul 16, 2018

    Good luck Nell. Looking forward to sampling some of the local apple juice.


  • David Warne

    David Warne

    Jul 12, 2018

    I look forward to trying the apple juice


  • Anonymous


    Jul 6, 2018


  • Ady King-Turner

    Ady King-Turner

    Jul 5, 2018

    Living just east of Bognor Regis, I'm hoping one day to help with the orchard and its produce.This sounds like a good scheme; more power to you.AKT

  • Philippa Bower

    Philippa Bower

    Jul 3, 2018


  • Amanda Blyth

    Amanda Blyth

    Jul 3, 2018


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Nell Paton

Nell Paton

Arundel, UK

We are The Arundel Community Orchard Group, formed six years ago to support our local community orchard. We want to make it a place where people can come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We also hold free events for the local schools and the wider community.

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