Transition Chester had a public apple pressing outside the Spar shop at the Parade, Blacon last Saturday 15th October.
Local residents bought along their apples and pears and took away freshly pressed juice. During the morning more that 180 litres of juice was pressed by around 30 local residents using the apple crusher and press that Transition Chester had brought along to the event.
“Our last public event will be at the Kingsway Shops, on Kingsway, Newton outside the Community Café from 10.00 to 2.00 pm – people can bring along their apples or pears (cookers or eaters, windfalls or picked) together with containers for the juice and they will be able to take away their freshly pressed juice.”
Transition Chester also loans out the press and crusher to community groups or schools as well as to local residents for a nominal fee. The Transition Chester website at http://transitionchester.org.uk/ shows when the press is available and contact can be made via the website.