A local cidery in Lindley is exchanging apples for cider in an exciting event this weekend.
Lindley’s Dave Kendall-Smith produces real cider made from locally-sourced apples, and perry from pears, at his cidery in Lindley. But without an orchard of his own, David is appealing for householders to donate their unwanted apples from trees on their land.
Over the last 13 years around 25 tonnes of Huddersfield apples have avoided a soggy end in the compost heap and have been turned into award-winning cider which is delivered to specialist outlets all across the North of England, as well as at local bars such as The Rat and Ratchet and The Kings Head in Huddersfield. They now have a cidery and a shop in Lindley which hosts monthly bar events.
Any dessert apples, cider apples, or culinary apples can be used, but the fruit must be ripe (with brown pips), relatively clean, with unbroken skin. ‘Windfalls’ can also be used, as the odd bruise is not a problem, as well as those picked directly off the tree.
The next is Drop Off Day is tomorrow Saturday (02nd October), and there will be further events as the season progresses. Those unable to drop their apples off can contact Dave directly to arrange collection or there are limited appointments available to pick your own apples. Donors will be rewarded with cider.
Speaking about the event, Dave told us: “Udders Orchard Cider is about utilizing otherwise unused and unwanted fruit”. So, don’t let them rot on the ground, or dump them at the tip. Bring your apples to one of ‘Udders Orchard’s Apple Drop-Off days at the Lindley Cidery.”
Udders Orchard Cidery is located at 70a Acre Street, Lindley, HD3 3EL.
For more information visit: www.uddersorchardcider.co.uk/harvest.