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Company:Community Apple Orchard

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Phone:01634 310011

Email:orchard@thenet.uk.net

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Rainham Community Orchard

 

Rainham Community Orchard, Bloors Lane (on junction with Lower Rainham Road) ME8 7TP.

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In 2014 Zammit Roofing generously offered us 5 acres of apple orchard at the bottom of Bloors Lane to run both as a productive orchard and as a wildlife habitat. Since then a dedicated band of volunteers has put in many hours clearing nettles, thistles etc. and then pruning during the winter. As a result the whole of the orchard is now accessible, producing much more fruit and the variety of wildlife is increasing.  

 

2017 Vintage Apple Juice now on sale

We now have over 1000 one litre bottles each of Cox and Russet apple juice pressed and bottled for us by the award winning Owlet Fruit Juice. No pesticides or other sprays are used in our orchard and the only additive in the juice is a small amount of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) which helps to give it a two year shelf life. All profits from our sales are donated to Kent Wildlife Trust. 

Outlets stocking our apple juice at £3.00 per bottle include:

Sunburst Books, Station Road, Rainham ME8 7RS

The Net, 4 Saracen Close, Gillingham Business Park ME8 0QN

Davey The Butcher, 189 Station Road, Rainham ME8 7SQ

Terry's of Upchurch, 13 The Street, Upchurch, ME9 7EU

Harbow, 5 Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, ME10 4BX

Lotty's Flowers, 2B Market Place, Faversham, ME13 7AG

Denis Hills Butchers, 94 Frindsbury Road, Strood, ME2 4HY

Harbow, 5 Tollgate Lane, Strood, ME2 4TG

Mask Flowers, 11 Military Road, Chatham, ME4 4HW

Cake Innovations, 27A Lawrence Square, Gravesend, DA11 7HW

or from the Orchard, Lower Bloors Lane ME8 7TP Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00 to noon, weather permitting. A chance to see the orchard and meet some of the volunteers.

 

 

More volunteers welcome

More volunteers are always welcome, particularly to help prune our 4000 trees November to March.  To find out more please email orchard@thenet.uk.net , call Hamish on 01634 310011 9.00 to 5.00 Monday to Friday or call in Tuesday or Thursday mornings 10am to 12 noon.

Entrance to the orchard is 100 yards up Bloors Lane from the Lower Rainham Road on the right. ME8 7TR

 

Categories: Gillingham & Rainham, Voluntary Work

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