Just Add Apples

A contemporary cider making cart that can be towed round the country to juice apples from orchards where the fruit goes to waste.

Project aim

A mobile cider making unit that can be towed to orchards where fruit goes to waste.

The products will be Apple Juice, Still or Fizzy Cider and Apple Cider Vinegar.

About the project

  • Traditional cider making is a dying art as the old folk take their secrets to the grave.
  • We've been making cider for years and now want to share the skill with a new generation.
  • Cider making is a community builder involving children and adults in the processing of nature's bounty.

The Cider Cart will go round with all the equipment needed for turning apples into juice or cider. There will be a charge for the service

Cider making is a SCART - a mix of science and art!

The reason why I need to raise funds is to set up the trailer to be a more practical unit. While I have the basic equipment needed to make cider, in order to make the project viable on a regular basis round the cider season (Sept/Oct/Nov) the equipment needs to be updated and new items purchased. For example, to pasturise apple juice to stop it fermenting (thus suitable as a non-alcholic drink) the cart needs to have a generator and water heater on board.

Mickey's mobile cider press promises plenty of merry times in private and community orchards