Abbey’s Orchard provides the Juice – Lee Valley Park provides the Muscle

Freshly pressed apple juice was on offer at King Harold Day again this year.Lee Valley Park people get to work on the machine

Lee Valley Regional Park staff and volunteers brought along a genuine apple press and showed just how the juice is produced.

First they went out into the Abbey’s own orchard and collected the apples, of several different varieties.   Then they set up the press, and got to work cutting up the apples and feeding them into it, and hard work was needed in terms of muscle and pressure to turn those bits of apple into juice.

Free samples were available for all to drink, and the widespread view was that the juice was sweet and delicious  –  and quite different from the sort bought in a carton.

Trying out the finished produceVisitors could also try the hard work of feeding the apples through the cutting machine, and then pressing them.  Here are some young helpers having a go, while another one tries out the finished product.Hard work at the press






Photographs courtesy of Jonathan Foster

Published in: on October 20, 2011 at 5:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

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