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The slacker’s approach to Harvest

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Someone had better warn Snow White...

With so much uncertainy in the world world I feel awful adding to the confusion but when something is as important as this… well it just can’t wait.

I mean, what do you put on the label of a homemade apple juice? Plain old juice? Cloudy presse? Organic jus? I tell you what, it’s a toughie.

One thing I can tell you is that life is too short to faff around squeezing your own juice (or presse or… ok, you get the idea). I’ve been taking the slacker’s approach to Harvest, and have taken preposterous amounts of apples and pears down to Pasture Farm in Longwick, Bucks (just outside Princes Risborough).  The nice lad takes your apples, plops them in a time machine, pours the results in a pretty green glass bottle, shrink wraps the top if you feel like being fancy, slaps a label on it and charges you £1.75 for the pleasure of drinking 75cl of your own finest maison jus.

They’re not sniffy about volume – if you have a carrier bag of apples that will do just as well as a crate. So if you can get over the fact that you’re about to put your children’s teeth on the at-risk register, save yourself the bother of the trying to live the Good Life and enjoy the fruits of someone else’s labour!

Pasture Farm, Thame Road, Longwick, Buckinghamshire, HP27 9QX

Tel: 01844 343651. [email protected]



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5 comments on “The slacker’s approach to Harvest”

  • Glamorous Glutton August 28, 2013

    I always feel guilty about the amount of fruit I don’t manage to bottle, jam and chutney. There’s a limit to how much one Glam family can eat!! Love the coloured Kilner. GG

    • muddystiletto August 28, 2013

      I know I’m exactly the same. I’m a bit panicky about the amount of fruit ready to drop in my garden. I love those Cargo Kilners as well – much more interesting than clear aren’t they? Hero x

  • Claire B August 29, 2013

    My fab apple Chutney recipe comes from Abel and Cole, and is perfect for making now and then handing out as gifts at Xmas…

    • muddystiletto August 31, 2013

      Ooh that looks good. Stupid question but are you supposed to peel the apples? (sorry, I really am a terrible cook!).

    • muddystiletto September 1, 2013

      I’m going to try making it this afternoon. Will let you know if I manage to ruin a perfectly good recipe. x


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