14 VARIETIES OF APPLES
A RANGE OF 7 SINGLE VARIETY APPLE JUICES
NEW EXCITING RANGE OF CRAFT CIDERS
AUGUST - OCTOBER
As you will all be aware we have been living in unprecedented times... While the pandemic has been sweeping through the nation, life on the farm has continued under cautious approach.
While business is not quite the same as normal we are grateful that we can still operate and supply all the local businesses with our produce.
IT'S NOT ALL DOOM AND GLOOM!!!
It's only our second year of cider production here at Four Elms, but we are delighted to announce we have won GOLD, SILVER AND HIGHLY COMMENDED at the 2020 TASTE OF THE WEST competition. Our hard work and attention to detail has really started to pay off! Small batches, traditional techniques and the passion for growing the finest apples all contributes to our craft cider range.
In addition to our cider success, we are also thrilled to have picked up more awards for our single variety apple juices:
COX/BRAMLEY - GOLD
RUSSET - GOLD
August saw the first of our apple varieties harvested...BRAMLEY, DISCOVERY, KATY and WORCESTER PEARMAIN. Every apple grown at Four Elms is picked individually by hand. At peak harvest time (early September) we look to add >25 enthusiastic people to our team. The weather can have an impact, but on many occasions we must continue rain or shine to get the fruit out of the orchards and into our specialist refrigerated apple stores. Fortunately after a rather wet start in August, COX, GALA, and RUSSET have been picked without a single drop of rain! Not only can the wet stuff 'dampen' the spirits of our pickers, the orchards can soon turn into mud pits. Additional attention after harvest is usually required to removed ruts and re-establish grass.
UPDATE ON 'THE APPLE SHED'!
We are pleased to inform you that our on site shop is opening soon (early October). Numerous varieties of apples, pears, juices, ciders and honey will be available (operating safely under the governments covid policies).
Thank you for your ongoing support of our family farm and we hope to see you soon.
THE SMEDLEY FAMILY
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