Trunch Cider Group
Trunch Cider Update June 2016
Trunch Cider Group is no longer under the umbrella of TVS, but an independent non-profit group using donated apples from Trunch and surrounding villages.
Our fruity, dry & slightly sparkling cider “Horatia’s Tipple” (2016 vintage) will be available in the following outlets from end of May:
- Trunch Corner Stores, Mundesley Road, Trunch, 01263 722072
- Country Pickings, Mundesley, 01263 720054, www.countrypickings.co.uk
- Groveland Farmshop, Roughton, 01263 833777, www.grovelandfarmshop.co.uk/
- Cromer Farmshop, 15 Tucker St,Cromer, NR27 9HA, 01263 513677, http://cromerfarmshop.co.uk/
- (possibly) The Vernon Arms, Southrepps, 01263 833355
- Swafield Village Fete, 17 June 2017
- Trunch Open Gardens & Scarecrow Festival, 16 July 2017
- Trunchonbury Festival, Knapton, 25-27 August 2017
Please make sure not to shake the bottle and to let it rest for a few hours before opening otherwise it might foam over! Our cider is unpasteurised and without any artificial sweetener or preservatives. Best to drink it chilled.
A big thank you to all apple donors.
New volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in joining our group, please either send us an email or give us a ring (Susanne 721015 / Chris 720519 / Michele 720649).
A group of villagers initiated the Trunch Cider Group early in 2012, after years of seeing perfectly good apples (and pears) going to waste. In March 2012, we had an introductory talk by Stephen Fisher, who produces traditionally made Norfolk organic cider. Stephen talked about the history of cider making, the traditional techniques (mainly in England and France) and his own Norfolk cider. Of course, he also gave us a glass or two to try this delicious drink. Stephen’s cider is for sale at The Apple Shop, Wroxham Barns, a shop run by his brother Geoff Fisher.
We have had quite a lot of equipment donated, and our group brings together apple/pear-tree owners and volunteers who have no trees, but who would like to take part in the project and, after 6-8 months, have a drop of cider.
To our relief, Mark from Whin Hill Cider, Wells, came to our first bottling and racking event on 21st February 2014.
Our bottled cider is called Horatia’s Tipple, the one filled in bag-in-boxes is Trunchie Jack.
How you can help
Our group welcomes volunteers helping to pick apples or helping within the cider making process.
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