Sunday, January 20, 2013

Dermie's Weekly Best Buy: The Apple Farm Juices

The Apple Farm is located in county Tipperary, where Irish apples have been grown in this area for hundreds of years, and is run by apple farmer Con Traas. Twelve different varieties of apples are grown in this orchard, with Karmine Sonnaville and Bramley Seedlings used in their award winning apple juice. These apples are handpicked before being matured for a number of weeks then hand pressed to release the natural juice and flavours from each apple. 

Con is adamant not to use any filtration in the process, instead opting for a natural overnight resting before being very carefully pasteurisated. This method of juicing allows a fuller and longer juice life while keeping all the benefits of each hand picked apple. The Apple Farm juice has a distinctive cloudy appearance with a cleansing fresh flavour unlike any other apple juice in the Irish marketplace. 

The Apple Farm has a number of seasonal juices and fruits including pears, plums, sweet cherries, strawberries and raspberries producing mixed juices from other fruits all grown on the farm.

If you wish to stock The Apple Farm produce you can contact Con by e-mail or telephone (052) 744 1459. The Apple Farm juices are stocked throughout Ireland, the USA, and online store here.

(Dermie wishes to thank Good Food Ireland for their images and some of the content above).