THE JUICE SHED
Apple and Pear Juice
In the late 90s Charlie and Jane had an idea. The English apple and pear market had collapsed and fruit was worth very little per lb. They decided to make apple juice; first sending it across the river to Pershore to be pressed and then making on site. A pack press was purchased in 2001 along with the pasteurisation and bottling equipment. We started with single variety juices to get the basics right then worked our way up to making blended juice. In 2010 we swapped our pack press for a triple roller belt press and our bath pasteurisers for a flash pasteuriser.
What makes our juice unique?
We hand pick all our apples and pears which are carefully pressed using the right speed and tension depending on the fruit. We add ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) to help the juice hold its colour. Our products are 100% juice, no added water, chemicals or sugar like most commercial apple juices.
For a full product listing see the online shop. Everything online is also available on site at our farm shop
The Clives have been making cider on site since they started growing fruit trees. In the old days Mr Clive used to pay his labourers with cider (much to the disgust of the wives!). The cider made on site is mainly a bit of a hobby for us all but we are pleased with the results. Unlike most ciders, the vast majority of the fruit which goes into our cider is dessert or culinary fruit. Occasionally we buy local cider fruit to blend with our own but we aim to keep a traditional farmhouse feel to the whole process. We have a barrel of proper dry farmhouse cider in the shop which you can decant 2,4 or 8 pints from and take away in a bottle. We also do a small amount of fizzed cider and perry. Our perry pears come from a mile up the road from a beautiful age old orchard.
To buy cider please see the online shop
Would you like your apples from your garden turned into your own lovely fruit juice? Simple, just bring us a minimum of 10 feed bags and we will press, pasteurise, bottle and package your juice into boxes of 12.
The prices for this service are;
Under 100 bottles: £1.90 inc vat
Over 100 bottles: £1.65 inc vat