Where can I buy the apple juice?
Our apple juice is available in the following local stores:
- Notcutts Garden Centre – Booker
- K & B Family Butchers – Princes Risborough
- Macey’s Organic Butchers – Cookham
- Dorney Court – Windsor
- Peterley Manor Farm – Prestwood
- True Food Community Co-op – Reading
Buying from the farm – You can also buy our apple juice directly from the farm. The minimum order is 2 cases of 12x 750ml bottles at a price of £2 per bottle. Cash or cheque on collection. To order, please contact us by email (click here).
What makes our organic apple juice different?
Our farm pressed organic apple juice contains absolutely no added sugar or nasty preservatives. We want our juices to taste exactly like the apples they were pressed from, an ‘apple without the crunch’ if you will. To that aim, we do not filter away any of the goodness. We also pasteurise our juices slowly retaining their natural flavours and colours. As such, our juices may vary from year to year. We particularly like this idea because it means that we are only pressing what nature has given us: a natural and healthy, cloudy organic apple juice.
How do you make apple juice?
Our organic apples are picked when they are ripe (you can check this as apples are ripe when the pips are brown) and then hand graded on our sorting table, selecting only the best apples for juicing. These are then washed in a water bath and pressed in small batches so we can ensure each blend is of the highest quality. The apple juice is left to settle so we do not need to filter away any of the goodness and then the organic juice is bottled.
We use the thinnest glass bottles under the regulations as well as using recycled and sustainably sourced paper labels printed using environmentally friendly inks. We also make sure that the apple pomace is not wasted. On pressing days we feed the fresh pomace to our rare breed pigs (which they love!). Any pomace which is not fed to our pigs is composted on our compost heap which will then be placed around our apple trees as natural fertiliser.
We use natural methods to control pests and fungus and feed the trees using organic folia sprays made on the farm. To help pollination of the trees we have a number of bee hives on the farm and the honey bees can often be seen flying around the orchard from tree to tree in the Spring. The first part of our orchard contains fifteen varieties of apples and other top fruit. We will be planting more trees in the coming years.