Transition Town Romsey is asking for people to bring their spare apples and pears to Station Road, Romsey to turn them into juice for free.

On Saturday September 25 and Sunday September 26 there will be a press available for everyone to use from 10am to 4pm as well as apple-based snacks to sample.

Any type of apple is suitable including cooking apples and this year there will be a small and a medium-sized press to make it accessible to everyone.

The fresh pressed juice will keep for 3 days in the fridge, can be frozen, made into jelly and cider. Those interested are asked to bring their own containers such as plastic drink or milk bottles to take the juice home.

There will also be sacks of crushed apple pulp available to anyone who wants some for their composter or as animal feed.

The event isn’t just for those bringing fruit, anyone can attend and have a go at juicing fruit, taste the resulting product, and find out about Romsey’s Community Orchard where some of the fruit will have come from.

Apples have been donated by John Lewis Partnership from Leckford Estate.

For more information or to donate fruit, email: .

The ‘Transition: Bounce Forward’ project funded by from The National Lottery Community Fund, has supported this event to encourage interest in gardening and local food production.

For more information about ‘Transition: Bounce Forward’ visit