This past Sunday we took the kids to Burwash Manor Apple Days where we got to see the making of real fresh apple juice using an old olive press.
First the apples are shredded into very tiny chunks
Add shredded apples to press, filling all the way to the top
Add wood blocks and tighten crank. Can you see all the apple juice pouring out of the press already:)
Use hand crank to continue to push wooden blocks down into the press making more juice come out of the bottom
After filling a tug of fresh juice, strained it one again into another tub to make sure all seeds and whatever is out of the juice.
Pour fresh juice into containers and sell to the public. We brought one home and it was very good!
Clean up remove the wooden blocks and sides of barrel
That was all that was left of the apples placed into the tub, amazing. We were told some would go to the farmers pigs but most would go to to the compost pile as to much apple upsets the pigs bellies and causes the runs:)!
I am linking this post up to the Let's Hit the Road Field trip hop