First Ever Public Juicing Event

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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For the first time ever in the Central Okanagan, back yard apple growers are invited to have their fruit juiced during a public juicing event.

At this time of year, many people with back yard apple trees are wondering what they are going to do with all their fruit. They can’t possibly eat it all, use them in baking or even give them all away. For the first time in the Okanagan, back yard growers can have their apples professionally juiced during a public juicing event.

Bylands Garden Centre and the Mobile Juice Factory are hosting a public juicing event on Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 9 am to 3 pm. The public is invited to bring a minimum of 150 pounds of their apples which will be turned into juice right before their eyes. This volume of apples will create about 9, 5 litre boxes of juice. The bag-in-box juice has an unrefrigerated shelf life of up to one year unopened, and up to three months after opening.

According to Dorothy Hamilton, with the Mobile Juice Factory, “The concept is based on popular public juicing events in Germany. It is a seasonal tradition when neighbours get together with their apples for juicing. They enjoy their own juice throughout the year. If the event is popular this year, we envision it becoming an annual event.”

The public may bring their minimum 150 lbs. of clean apples in buckets, bags or buckets. 150 lbs may seem like a lot, but get together with a neighbour or friend and you’ll be surprised how quickly you come up with 150 pounds.  Customers will have their apples pressed on a first come, first served basis.  The fee for juicing is $6.75 per 5 litre box.
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