The commercial-quality press is available to local people seeking to press their own fruit (not just apples), gather with friends to take part in a sustainable and fun activity. The press includes a scratter which chops fruit prior to pressing.
The group hope that this will enable local people to develop food resources in this area and reduce dependence on expensive, environmentally damaging, supermarket produce.
The apple press was purchased with a Derbyshire Community Action Grant.
The apple press has a new home in 2017 at Heath’s Farm shop in Melbourne.
To book the press please phone Heath’s Farm Shop at Woodhouses, Melbourne on 01332 862645 from where it can now be collected and returned during shop opening hours.
Please specify which date(s) you require.
Hire costs: £10 per day. A £50 returnable deposit is required and you must return the press in a clean condition. If the press is not needed the next day we can be flexible about adding another day within the £10 cost. The press and scratter will fit in the back of a hatchback car.
Last year the press was very popular so book early to get the dates you want.
Get pressing! A great way to make use of the press is to invite your friends and family round for a pressing party.