Learn how to turn apples into cider

AN APPLE pressing day in Little Leigh will help gardeners and families make the most of their autumn harvest.

It has been organised by the north Cheshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale as part of their cider and perry month held each October.

On hand to show you how get the most from humble apple will be local cider maker Matthew Veasey from Nook's Yard Cider.

Also present will be staff from homebrew shop Brew2Bottle, based in London Road, who will have a selection of equipment to buy on the day for people who want to try turning apple juice into cider.

Matthew said: “Although the weather this year has not been the best for fruit, there are still plenty of apples around.

“If you have a tree in your garden and never know what to do with the fruit, bring the apples along, and make some of your own fresh apple juice.

“It's great fun for families – just make sure you bring a container if you'd like to take the juice home.

“Alternatively, I’m more than happy to take any donations of spare apples – as long as you're prepared to wait until the spring for some bottles of cider in return.”

The event will be held at Davenports Farm Shop, in Little Leigh, from 1pm on Sunday, October 14.

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