5th Annual Community Apple Squeeze: Sun Oct 12

Date: Sunday October 12, 10 am to 1 pm.
Where: Ag Hall grounds. Rain or shine!

What an amazing year for fruit as well as just about everything else the earth provides for us! There are certainly a lot of apples out there waiting to be turned into sweet, delicious juice. The community chopper and press have already been cleaned and put to good use and will be set up waiting for you and your apples Sunday October 12, 10 am to 1 pm at the Ag Hall.

As well as apples, don’t forget to bring your own containers along with a donation for the care and maintenance of the press. If you want to participate but do not have apples there may be some for sale on the day. Another possibility is to help someone with lots of apples pick them and then share the juice. Or, if you’re not interested in putting away juice for the dark days of winter and just want to watch and taste please bring your own cup.

Besides the juice there is a lot of pulp produced. This is excellent for your compost and/or your pigs, chickens or other apple-loving animals so . . . bring containers to take it away. Your compost should not miss out on this opportunity! If you bring your apples in plastic bins these can be used to take away the pulp.

To borrow the community press please contact Helen O’Brian at (250) 539-5619 to arrange a date. We prefer the press to be away from its storage shed for no more than a day and to be returned clean and ready for the next person. If you want to use the equipment for the first time you need to find a helper who has had experience. Don’t know of anyone? We can help. Donations by cash or cheque payable to the Mayne Island Farmers Market can be left at the freemail at Gulfport Realty or mailed to Helen at 622 Gallagher Bay Road, Mayne Island BC V0N 2J2.

For further information please contact Helen O'Brian heleno@rogers.com

posted October 2014

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