Apple Pressing Workshop

Meet the Masters Workshops – Apple Pressing Workshop – Tuesday 3rd October 2017

10am – 4pm

Our Meet the Masters Workshops are a unique opportunity for you to spend the whole day learning from masters in their field. Join us as award-winning cider maker and apple presser, Paul Courtney, teaches this fun, informative and hands-on workshop.

For hundreds of years apples have been picked, pressed and enjoyed as juice and cider – now you can enjoy a day of learning the ancient skill of pressing apples….

  • stroll through the orchard as Paul discusses orcharding and apple varieties best for juice and cider (you might even see our bees pollinating the trees!)
  • discover the fascinating history, process and practicalities around apple pressing and cider making
  • get hands on as we pick, wash,mill and press apples and sample a wide variety of apple juices
  • Paul will also discuss an introduction to cider making

“Who would have thought that pressing apples could be SO much fun – and so tasty, too?! We left with pages of notes and had a great time, thank you!! Food was lovely and fascinating to get so much information on using up all of our old windfalls in such a clever way – we’re off to find more windfall and to try our hand at cider, to! A great day” CJ

Meet the Master – About Paul: 10 years ago Paul bought his first apple press to use some of the glut of fruit from his garden. He now owns the very company that he bought his first piece of equipment from Vigo Presses, the UK’s leading supplier of Fruit Pressing Equipment.

Paul and his family now make around 6,500 litres of cider and 10,000 litres of apple juice each year. He became an award winning cider maker in 2015, winning at the Devon County Show and a runner up in the South West of England Cider makers competitions.

If you want to make the most of your fruitusing the resources from your own back garden, allotment or friends and family, this workshop is for you! Paul’s mission is to reduce the amout of organic wastage across the country and turn this into delicious drinks that families and communities alike can enjoy. Sounds great to us!

Our courses are all-inclusive: We’ll provide unlimited organic refreshments, a pizza lunch cooked in our outdoor, wood-fired pizza oven and all the equipment you’ll need. You’ll even leave with bottles of your very own pressed apple juice!

All of our courses are run on The Good Life Project farm, based in a beautiful rural location, yet conveniently just 18 minutes from Peterborough train station and all major road networks including the A15, A1 and A43. We’re just 3 minutes drive the Lincolnshire town of Market Deeping.

Just £99 per person but spaces are very limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.