Hobby to Business
It all started back in September 2014. We had a bumper crop of apples from our three trees in our garden at Roselea. There was so much apples excess to what we needed for eating and cooking, we decided to try our hand at making cider. It turned out well, so the following year we invited our family & friends, who had excess apples in their gardens, to come and join us in making cider. Thus, the idea of making a community cider was born!
Since 2014, we have continued each year to expand production. We invite anyone from the North East area of Scotland to donate their excess apples in return for a bottle of cider or juice per 10 kg of fruit given. Our product is made by volunteers who help with chopping, milling, and pressing the fruit, and bottling and labelling the cider and juice.
We are a not-for-profit organisation selling in and around Huntly, Aberdeenshire. Why? Because we want to donate to and collaborate with local businesses, contributing to projects in our local area, as well as encouraging people to visit the beautiful town of Huntly and the surrounding area.
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To donate to and support local projects.
To use fresh locally grown produce.
To encourage buying local.
To showcase Scottish products.
To reduce the environmental footprint.
To support the food and drink. industry as it is central to the future of Scotland’s economy and environment and reaches into all parts of our communities.
To collaborate with local growers and farmers markets.
To reduce waste and increase sustainability.