Apple pressing

The apple press is available for hire at £5 per day for TBI members, £10 per day for othersEnquiries and bookings should be made to Anna Scott  at     or on      07899 911389 / 01349 870922

A guidelines and declaration form for the apple press is available to download, and should be sent to Anna at  Glenugie, Carn Mor, Culbokie, IV7 8NA

or scanned and emailed to  the address above.

The apple press will be available at all the Black Isle community markets from North Kessock on 29 September to Fortrose on 3 November.  Bring your clean apples and containers for the juice, and be prepared to work at cutting, crushing and pressing.  You should read the guidelines for use of the press (see above) before coming to the market.

Download the 2018 Apple Pressing poster with market dates.


How to Harvest, Store and Process Apples

Toni has forwarded an email and video on this topic from  Here is a link to the page with this guide on the Growveg website.  You can either read the text, with pictures, or view the video from the second picture (the soundtrack is the same as the text).  For all sorts of other information and advice on growing vegetable, browse the Growveg site at


Autumn Food Preserving

Changeworks Autumn 2018 'Too Good to Waste' e-Bulletin has links to various sites with interesting recipes for chutneys and jams. 

Preserving your excess fruit and veg 

It’s time to get your taste buds tingling with some delicious chutneys and jams! They’re the perfect way to use up those abundant autumnal fruit and veg and preserve them for months to come. 

The beauty of chutney and jam is that you can use fruit and veg in both. They can be sweet, savoury, spicy or mild – don’t be afraid to get creative and try out some new flavour combinations! We love the sound of this earthy beetroot chutney and tangy green tomato jam. 

Still struggling with the bounty? Why not share it by putting some out the front of your house with a ‘help yourself’ note on the box/bag for passersby to take what they want.

 Read the full bulletin.

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