Despite the inclement weather and shortage of apples this year, the event went off as planned. The demonstration table processed 180lb of washed apples, producing 7 gallons of juice, over 3 hours. We were well fortified with a constant supply of sausages from the BBQ run by Andy Freeman.
When the sun came out, there were plenty of visitors happy to help extract juice, sample the wares, and enjoy the BBQ. There was a lively interest in the process, so it is planned to repeat the event next year. There may even be some samples of the cider produced from the juice extracted yesterday.
Thanks to Andy, Sarah Edmondson, Sally and Kieran Kerin, for ignoring the rain and making the event such a success.
We are also grateful to Faversham Homebrew for the loan of the second press, made available for other allotment holders to press their own juice.