Review: Harvest Fruit and Wine Press and the Delights of "Apple Day"
My Experience of "Apple Day" in Autumn And an Apple Press For You to See and Perhaps Buy
Apples grow well in England, where I live, and, as I love the outdoors, gardening and various crafts and community events, I have attended autumn "Apple Day" events in a Community Hall in London for the last four years; these events are always held in late October, which is harvest time for apples.
There I meet old friends with similar interests, some of whom I haven't seen since the previous Apple Day a year before. We all love the apple tasting, apple-related crafts, delicious and varied apple cakes on sale, and, most of all, the fresh apple juice which comes from the community apple press which is brought into the community hall every year.
My Friend (on the Right) Working the Apple Press
Some time ago I took some photographs, which you will see below, showing the joint effort of the apple pressers as they fill the machine and exert pressure on the apples to produce the juice which is shown in both of the pictures.
The apple press is worked by enthusiasts on the spot, so that people can see how they cut up the apples, collect the apple pieces into a container, and feed them through the fruit press, screwing round the metal handle to crush the apples and produce wonderful smelling fresh apple juice, which trickles out of the press at the bottom and into a bowl or jug placed under the outlet.
Apple Press With a Bowl of Apple Juice
The Highlight of Apple Day
It's such fun to watch the container filling up with the apple juice, and queuing up to get a plastic cup of the purest, freshest apple juice imaginable.....and even come back for more.
That, for me, is the highlight of Apple Day.
More Apples Being Loaded Into Apple Press
Here's a Small 18 Litre Fruit and Wine Press
The apple press is a bit expensive if you are just intending to dabble in producing apple juice, but is brilliant for small communities who could share it, or for serious apple juice production.
There are several apple presses on Amazon, and I have chosen the one you see here because it is most like the one I have seen in use, and I therefore feel more qualified to talk about it.
Videos to Show You What it's Like to Use an Apple Press
Here are some videos about pressing apples, how to make apple cider, which would certainly be useful if you have an apple orchard.
Weston Fruit and Wine Press
How to Crush and Press Fruit to Extract Juice Using an Apple Press
Apples Galore from Our Fertile Apple Tree in Autumn
DIY Home Made Cider Press and Apple Grinder Review
Apple Press Showing How to Make Apple Cider
How to Make Apple Juice Using a Fruit Press and Crusher
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Here's my Amateurish Attempt to Video the Apple Day
Apple Day Fun
As well as trying out all sorts of apple tasting, apple products such as apple pie, and making apple juice, some talented enthusiasts have made these gorgeous little apple pigs.
Couldn't you just eat them up?