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Tuesday 8 September 2009 11.52am
If Ivanhoe can organise a van, then I'll need some company going to pick up apples, but someone with a car who can drive would be more help taking the press/scratter back to Cheam on the Monday.

when we hired two presses, and two scratters, it took me two journeys in my peugeot 306 to get all the gear back, but now we're only using one press, it is possible to do it all in one go.

I have yet to ring up my farmer friend in Worcester to arrange apples yet - I'll try to remember to do that this evening.

well done Jac on already having juice fermenting!
Sunday 13 September 2009 12.25am
Need to check when kids half terms are. I would prefer to take time off when they are around. Though assume I can do Cheam in a morning. (Our car is not very big, or rather it is not a hatch back so a pain for transporting things.)

Will get back to you.
Sunday 13 September 2009 8.28pm
If Ivanhoe, can organise a van, Sarah can go to Cheam, and someone can keep me company when I go pick up apples on Friady 16th, then I think we have the majority of the major things sorted.

oh yeah, by the way, I've just spoken to my friends, and we've got apples! hurrah! mostly eaters, and desserts, but apples non the less!
Sunday 13 September 2009 9.54pm

I'll get onto the van people ASAP

...if you press it, they will come.
Wednesday 16 September 2009 12.21pm
Sarah, Cheam is about an hour away by car, the farm opens to the public at 10am, but open to the farm employees from 8am (which is what time I got there last time).
To ensure that we get full use of the time available we really need the press and scratter there first thing, so picking it up on the Friday afternoon would be preferable (the farm closes at 5pm) as I also don't know what time Richard in Cheam opens on Saturday morning.

I've spoken with the farm people, and they are very pleased that we are joining in with them for their harvest festival on Sat 17th.

[edited to add] Simon - I've sent you a pm and email at work.
Wednesday 16 September 2009 5.32pm
I've replied, Jon.

...if you press it, they will come.
Friday 25 September 2009 10.37am

How many bags of apples will it be?

(I'll talk to the van people. In fact, I'll walk round with Mrs I - who always seems to get good deals, and we'll take the baby as well. See if we can't get a discount for loyalty, plus another one for newborn cuteness. I know it's 1/2 a tonne, but can't remember how many bags that was.)


...if you press it, they will come.
Monday 28 September 2009 2.23pm
I think it was about 25 bags.

the tall van was too big, a smaller one (car sized chassis with tall roof) would have been ok
Tuesday 29 September 2009 11.39am
That's what I thought. Thanks Jon. We'll get on the case with a quote for a van.

...if you press it, they will come.
Thursday 1 October 2009 3.56pm
so just to check that we're all on track

Ivanhoe is organising a van (you might need my driving licence details - I can email them to you)

Sarah(2?) is going to pick up scratter and press from Richard in Cheam on Friday 16th

Someone (maybe Jac) is going to accompany me to pick up apples on Friday 16th Oct.

We will be all be pressing apples to make juice (and eventually cider) on Saturday October 17th, at Surrey Docks City Farm, Harvest Festival.

Please reply if you're involved and this is not how you see things happening.
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