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SCOG has an apple press and other essential cider making equipment; we are happy to loan this out to groups for events.

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There is a meeting at 7.30pm every third Wednesday of the month at The Crown Hotel. All welcome.

Apples Galore 2016



Apples Galore – Using Apples Workshop

Sunday October 30th

10:30 – 15:30

at Ferry Meadows Discovery Den

Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

applesgalore2016This is part of the Autumn Festival at Ferry Meadows

Stamford Community Orchard Group and The Green Backyard are running a whole day drop-in free event on processing and preserving apples and other tree fruit. So if you have any fruit trees come and learn how to process and preserve the fruit as juice, cider, vinegar, wine, chutney etc. There will be samples to taste and a chance to start preserving your own fruit using our processing and preserving equipment.

Participants can bring apples and containers. The whole day is a drop-in free event, but you could offer a donation to the Green Backyard and SCOG.


11:00 to 12:00       Morning session

14:00 to 15:00       Afternoon session

  • Preserving apples for food and drink
  • Some of the principles and science
  • Drying and concentrating apples
  • Dried fruit, Butter, Leathers
  • Using a steam juicer with a range of tree fruit
  • Making apple juice using hand-powered scratter
  • Pasteurising apple juice
  • Making cider and cider vinegar
  • Learn some great apple recipes

All day

  • Join us at any time of the day to make juice using our scratters and presses, but bring your own apples and sealable containers to take the juice home.
  • Learn how SCOG’s Apple Processing Kit can be loaned.

Sun 30th Oct 2016
Apples Galore - Using apples workshop at Ferry Meadows
Sat 7th Jan 2017
Sat 7th October 2017
Apple Day

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Stamford Community Orchard Group 2016