Made on site at the Back River Street cafe, The Old Saw Mill hosts its own apple juice, cider and cider vinegar making facilities…
Subject to apple supplies, The Old Saw Mill has its own apple pressing team of volunteers who work hard to provide the cafe, local markets and general public with fresh apple juice, cider and cider vinegar.
Freshly bottled, the apple pressing team utilise kind donations of surplus and windfall apples from the local community in order to produce the highly sought after fresh apple produce.
Donations are welcome if you have any apples that can be utilised!
If you would like to experience how we make our yummy apple produce and sample the goods then please feel free to pop in during the months of August, September and October and watch the magic!
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 email@example.com
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
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It’s that time of year again and we are now collecting apples at the Old Saw Mill. We should have enough by the end of the month for our first pressing. We have trays outside ready for you to put in your apples.