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Review: Harvest Fruit and Wine Press and the Delights of "Apple Day"

Updated on May 4, 2018
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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

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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

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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

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Here's a Small 18 Litre Fruit and Wine Press

TSM Products 18-Liter Harvest Fruit and Wine Press, Small
TSM Products 18-Liter Harvest Fruit and Wine Press, Small

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

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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?

Apple Pigs

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Tell me what you think about apples, apple cider, making apple juice or using an apple press - or leave any other comment you wish to make

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    • firstcookbooklady profile image

      Char Milbrett 

      6 months ago from Minnesota

      I'm very inspired to try to make my own apple cider. We live in the country and we have many apple trees.

    • DawnRae64 profile image

      Dawn 

      4 years ago from Maryland, USA

      I really like apple cider and had just recently begun researching small apple presses. Yum!

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      4 years ago from United Kingdom

      @smine27: Yes, it's really good

    • smine27 profile image

      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      This really looks fun. It makes making apple juice an event!

    • Brite-Ideas profile image

      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      this does look like fun!

    • Merrci profile image

      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      This looks like so much fun!

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