Pressing Issue – When life gives you apples, make apple juice.

Glasgow Apple Sunday

Apples grow on trees, sometime way more apples than you can possibly eat. Recognising the magnitude of this problem we’d like to step in and offer a solution.. juice.  If you have the apples and an empty bottle then bring them both along to Glasgow Apple Sunday on the 22nd of October and use our apple chopper and press to make your very own apple juice.

Apple juice making will take place alongside the All Glasgow Apple Pie Making & Eating Contest on the 22nd of October between 12-5 at Townhead Village Hall.

The event is free but ticketed. Register here.

One thing to keep in mind with apple juice is that once pressed it only lasts a few days in the fridge. You need to treat it very carefully to ensure it doesn’t spoil and turn into cider. There’s a good list of things NOT to do here to ensure that your apple juice isn’t ruined and you are left with nothing more than rough scrumpy.

What else is on:

Everyone is invited to join us for this family friendly afternoon of activities, fun and skill-sharing in the lovely Townhead Vilage Hall and Orchard – a hidden gem in the centre of the city. There is a growing orchard movement in the city and this is your chance to make the most of your apple (and other fruit) harvest, meet like minded folk, speak to orchard experts, eat some tasty food and think about the possibilities for more community fruit growing in the future.

Here’s what will be happening on the day:

12-1 Apple Themed Sunday Lunch made by the Project Cafe.

1pm onwards – activities and workshops

Apple pressing with Locavore/Propagate: bring your apples for pressing into juice with a traditional rack and cloth press! work up your muscles and get some delicious fresh juice.

Orchard Skills with Scottish Fruit Trees. Come out to the orchard to learn how to care for your trees, find out which varieties that do well in Scotland and have a wee tipple of Glasgow’s one and only Clydecider.

Fizzy apple juice with Bottle of Ginger. Make naturally fermented (non-alcoholic) fizzy apple juice to take home with you.

Make your own jam/chutney – demonstration and workshop

Dehydrator demonstration – how to make your own dried apples and other fruit.

Childrens activites – Longest peel competition, games, more!

Discussion on “how to let Glasgow’s orchards flourish”. At the end of the day there will be a chance to think about how orchard interest groups across the city can make the most of their shared skills and resources. This will be run in an Open Space format so anyone can propose a topic of discussion.