The apples are ripening in backyards now and ready for harvest. Sooke Region Food CHI is inviting people to make their own cold-pressed organic apple juice at the Sunriver Community Gardens.
Sooke Food CHI’s new apple press is available each Saturday until October 28. People should bring at least 15 pounds of apples and appropriate containers. Apples should be mature, washed, and must be free from decay. Containers should be wide mouthed with tight lids.
People should also bring a cooler to store the juice until they get home. The easiest way to keep the apple juice, is to freeze the juice.
Apple juice contains vitamin A, C and B6 and includes important minerals like calcium, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, and iron.
Sooke Region Food CHI purchased the hand-powered apple press from funds raised from our Apple Festival events.
- When: Saturdays, September 23 to October 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Where: Sunriver Community Gardens, 2380 Phillips Road, Sooke, by the gazebo
- By Donation: donations will be used for the Apple Press maintenance
Check the Sooke Food CHI website for updates.
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