APPLE DAY 2016
Sunday 16th October, 1-4pm
Open afternoon at Day’s Cottage to celebrate this years apple harvest.
Find out about Gloucestershire apple varieties. Talks, walks, demostrations, refreshments. All welcome.
Day’s Cottage Apple Juice was awarded BEST DRINK PRODUCT 2016 at the Cotswold Life Food and Drinks awards. This adds to our collection of awards : Best non-alcoholic drinks Producer 2012 by Taste of Gloucestershire as well as receiving an awards from the Campaign to Protect Rural England and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust for our work and exceptional commitment to traditional orchards and their wildlife.
Our juice is made with apples from traditional, mature orchards in Gloucestershire. The fruit comes only from unsprayed orchards and dozens of varieties are used, some unique to the county, such as Taynton Codlin, Flower of the West and Underleaves.
These give flavours unobtainable from modern commercial fruit, and can be enjoyed as unusual single varieties or as carefully blended juices. No additives or preservatives are used and the juice of over 1kg of fresh fruit fills each 75cl bottle. No sprays, chemicals or artificial fertilisers are used in our orchards, thus preserving their rich and varied wildlife. Our traditional ciders and perry are fermented and matured in oak barrels. Once again, only old varieties are used, including Morgan Sweet and Foxwhelp apples and Brown Bess and Blakeney Red pears.
A Family Business
Day’s Cottage Apple Juice is a family run business, based on the family farm, and reviving a long tradition of cider and perry making in Gloucestershire.
In previous generations every farm had its orchards, and most had their stone cider presses; we have merely brought these traditional methods up to date and are making totally pure juice, ciders and perry, the only process being that of pasteurisation.