The Orchard Project is looking for a home for our cider house and apple pressing HQ ahead of Autumn. We have had a wonderful two seasons in Herne Hill and have now outgrown the site, so the search begins.
What is Local Fox all About?
Our ambitious social enterprise produces Local Fox Cider and London Apple Juice entirely from apples grown in community orchards and gardens across the capital. Hundreds of volunteers have helped us to harvest, press and bottle over 9 tonnes of apple, learning about each step of the journey to create our delicious drinks from apple to bottle.
We share our cider and juice with those that share their apples with us and offer back money for tools, training and expertise to community groups so that these orchards can continue for years to come.
We have great plans for the years ahead and for us to make the most of this year’s coming harvest, we are looking to secure a London based site for our operations as soon as possible with:
- Ground floor site (700-1000 sq ft)
- Outside space (ideally)
- Water, electricity, and drainage
- Close to public transport
- Vehicle access
- A minimum of a 2-year lease
Celebrations of Orchard Project
This forms a part of The Orchard Project’s ‘Celebration of Orchards’ Project, which delivers an inspirational orchard restoration, education and events programme to celebrate and protect London’s orchard heritage. Over 3 years we are restoring veteran orchards across London involving local communities and volunteers who can learn the skills to help to care for their local orchard. We have worked with over 10,000 people to date! The project is predominately funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
If you have any ideas or leads, please contact
- Rosa Fletcher
- Harvesting and Produce Training Manager
- 07714 745 403