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Still more apples required!!

We are now in the thick of apple juice production, but we are not getting enough apples this week. We would be very grateful if you have apples of your own, or know other people with excess apples in their gardens we would be very happy to come and collect these apples from you. 

Over the next two weeks we have a group of Princes Trust volunteers here with us decorating our upstairs accommodation. They are quite happy to also help us by collecting apples from gardens and so if you would like to take advantage of this please contact us through info@theoldsawmill.org !

October Friday Club menu

Friday 1st October
Chicken and mushroom Pie with mashed potatoes and green beans.

Mushroom pie with mashed potatoes and green beans.

Carrot cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting

Friday 8th October
Beef enchiladas with sweetcorn and savoury rice.

Vegetable enchiladas with sweetcorn and savoury rice

Chocolate brownie

Friday 15th October
Sausages and onion gravy with mashed potatoes and carrots

Veggie sausages in onion gravy with mashed potato and carrots.

Fruit salad

Friday 22nd October
Minced lamb hotpot with carrots and cauliflower

Vegetable and bean hotpot

Rice pudding with Apple and cinnamon compote

Friday 29th October
Pork and cider casserole with new potatoes and broccoli

Vegetable casserole with new potato and broccoli

Sticky toffee pudding and custard

Don’t let your apples go to waste

Don’t let your apples go to waste

Did you know that about 70% of apples grown in this country go to waste? Mostly they are left to rot on the ground or end up as compost. This is an awful waste so why not help Congleton buck the trend and make sure your spare apples are put to good use. Volunteers at the Old Saw Mill in Back River Street can use your apples and turn them into delicious apple juice or cider.

It’s sustainable and all the money raised from sales goes to support people in the town who are socially isolated. Currently meals are taken to around 70 local residents every Friday and the money raised also goes towards providing opportunities for people to get work experience in the café.

Peter Ranson a director of the Old Saw Mill said, “We have been making apple juice and cider for nearly ten years and selling it in the town. Last year wasn’t so good due to Covid restrictions but we want to make 2021 the best year ever. Please bring your spare apples to the Old Saw Mill. If we are not open there will be crates outside where you can leave them. If you can’t bring them yourself, bag them up and let us know and we can come and collect. We might even be able to pick them ourselves, but we don’t always have the time when we are busy juicing.

Please don’t bring us rotten apples because we can’t use them.

For everyone who donates a decent load of apples we will give you a free bottle of juice.”

You can contact the Old Saw Mill on 01260 277658  or email us on info@theoldsawmill.org

Many thanks

Peter