Do you have an apple tree but can’t use all your apples? Please consider sharing your surplus apples and pears with other members of the Real Cider community. Due to recent demand of people wanting to learn how to make their own cider, we are going to help make this even easier for you. Why? [...]
Community orchards are getting lots of publicity as it is a way to engage a local community, as well as benefiting the local wildlife, educating all ages into habitat management, conservation and volunteering. Also with apple trees, you will get something back at autumn time for your hard work – “Local People Growing Local Fruit“. [...]
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Posted on May 29, 2013 by Jim C.
The Orchard and Cider Group – always the most popular part of the Bath & West Show – has received a record-breaking number of entries in this year’s international cider competition – the biggest in the world. Cider has never been so popular with the general public Cider has never been more popular with consumers [...]
Want to get involved in orchard care and cider making in the South West? Orchards SouthWest, a new network to connect non-commercial orchard groups and owners, will have its inaugural meeting on Friday 31 May at 11.00 in the Ray Williams Marquee, adjacent to the Orchards & Cider Marquee at this years Bath and West show. The [...]
It is always very exciting when I have information of new cider makers that I have not properly investigated. So with a free weekend at blossom time, my family and I jumped into our camper van and drove directly West from Sussex to Dorset. We were going to use the 2012 Olympic venue and holiday [...]
Posted on May 2, 2013 by Jim C.
Here’s news of a cider that you’ll soon see in pubs and shops in and around the Surrey area from this month. There has been a plague of so called ciders being released by the big breweries, that are anything but cider – merely flavoured syrup. This one is different – in that this cider [...]
It’s time to take action to protect our dying bees! Immediately halt the use of Nerve-agent pesticides (neonicotinoids) which are being blamed around the world for the sharp decline in bee numbers. The current state of the bee population Joe King, orchard owner and President of Somerton & District Beekeepers’ Association writes about the current [...]