August 29th, 2012 by Rocquette Cider Company
Rocquette Cider Company has run for the last three years an ‘apple swap’ campaign at harvest time to encourage Guernsey apple tree owners to exchange their crops for either cash or cider as a swap exchange.
James Meller, Managing Director and founder of Rocquette Cider Company, said “people from all over Guernsey who have apple trees on their property love this scheme which enables us to collect enough apples to make our cider unique and truly local.”
For the six Saturdays from 15 September 2012 until 27 October 2012 between 10 am and noon islanders can deliver their apple crops in whatever quantity to Les Fauxquets de Haut, Rue des Fauxquets, Castel, and collect their cider or cash in exchange.
Mr Meller said “we expect a lot of interest this year as growers have already been in contact to confirm their commitment. All we ask is that the apples are free from pesticides or foreign bodies and are not bruised. All apple variants are welcome from every parish.”
Rocquette Cider Company is Guernsey’s only commercial cider maker and is based on the family farm at Les Fauxquets de Haut, Rue des Fauxquets, Castel, GY5 7QA.
A prize will be awarded to the islander who delivers the largest apple to the scheme, and if any growers produce a ton or more in weight Rocquette will collect direct from the orchard.
Please call 234111 or 07781 100276 for further information.