I'll take them back on the Monday. I really need someone with me to help navigate on the Saturday for the pick up because I haven't got a clue where this place is and I'll need some help to load up etc too. Volunteer please!
OK more news - We have sourced some apples, 16 sacks, which should be enough for Ivanhoe, me, Jac, Plum, the Farm Students, with maybe some left.
we met some people from One Tree hill, who have some spare apples which they will bring with them to press, and take the juice, I'm sure they'll donate something towards the press hire etc.
I'm going to hire a van on Friday night for 24hrs, and set off early Saturday morning, with a volunteer (probably Ivanhoe) to pick up apples from a farm near Evesham, Worcestershire. Plum will need a volunteer to help her find Cheers, in Cheem, and to get the press, Scratter, etc from there to the farm on Saturday (and back on Monday).
The farm opens at 10am, but there will be someone there from 9am, which is when we'll hope to start doing our thing. Pressing just under a half ton of apples in a day is do-able, if we get our act together and get ourselves organised.
I'm hopeing that the weather is good - outside is better, but there is inside space if we need it.
for those interested in making cider, please reply to this thread, please read other posts and read some links, to get an idea of what you'll need in term of equipment, and stuff.
just had a phone call from the person we're getting apples from and he was slightly confused as to how many we wanted. in the end I decided that we'd get 4/5ths of half a ton - about 800lbs - for £80.
(about 16 sacks)
hiring a van now.