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


Pie, Pint and Music Night

Pie, Pint and Music Night,

The Old Saw Mill, Back River St., CW12 1HJ, Congleton. John Lindley & The Poachers. Highly original, but deeply rooted in the folk tradition with elements of rock and country, John Lindley’s evocative songs explore the vagaries of life – lovingly, wryly and, at times, angrily. Predominantly acoustic, but with the addition of electric instruments too, and featuring whistle, mandolin and melodeon, the superb musicianship of his band, The Poachers, with their varied and innovative arrangements, ensures a memorable evening. All money from sales of their albums on the night will be donated to Save the Children. 6.30 pm. Friday 22nd October 2021. £15. Booking essential. Tickets available from The Old Saw Mill. Tel: 01260 277658.

Apple Juicing at Green Fayre week

As you may all know we are currently busy juicing apples for juice and cider. We will continue this until at least the end of October. Therefore during the week of the Climate Festival and Green Fayre, we are inviting people to attend our juicing and bottling sessions. Please see details below.

Event location: The Old Saw Mill, Back River Street, Congleton 

Date and time of event(s):

Monday 25th October – Washing and mincing apples then juicing

Tuesday 26th October– Bottling the apple juice, pasteurising, shrink topping and labelling 

Apples are brought from gardens in and around Congleton and processed in the Old Saw Mill to make juice and cider which sold in variety of local outlets, including the Makers Market and Rode Hall Farmers Market. All proceeds contribute to meeting the aims of the Old Saw Mill. 

Maximum number of participants: 5