Visitors invited to open days at Watergull Orchards in Wisbech
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Visitors to juice producers Watergull Orchards will be able to watch the fascinating process that turns Fenland apples into juice that is sold all over the UK.
The company is running an open day at its North Brink premises in Wisbech on Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17.
David Fisher, who runs the company with his son James, said: “We will welcome visitors to take a look at our new Kreuzmayr press, its a state of the art machine, and the only one of its kind in the country.
“Over the weekend, we will be producing 9,000 bottles of apple and elderflower juice a day, using English Golden Delicious and Crispin apples from Wisbech and Bluntisham.”
Visitors can see apples being taken to the press on a forklift, a third of a ton at a time. They go into a whirlpool bath, and are then crushed to create juice, with the waste going for cattle feed.
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Mr Fisher added: “Visitors can also see the previous day’s production being bottled, and labels date stamped and applied. There will be 12 different juices to taste and I will conduct guided tours on the hour.”
The premises are open from 10am to 4pm and entry is free.
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