APPLE SWAP INFORMATION
22nd & 23rd September, 10am-12pm
29th & 30th September, 10am-12pm
6th & 7th October, 10am-12pm
13th & 14th October, 10am-12pm
Please bring your apples in any container you have - bags, buckets or bowler hats will do - to Trenchmore Farm, Burnt House Lane, Cowfold, Sussex, RH13 8DG. They will be weighed in and you will be given a 330ml bottle of cider for every 5kg of apples.
We can only accept apples that are ripe, clean, unbruised, unsprayed and grown in Sussex.
We would also ask that you don't bring us Bramleys this year - they have a habit of blocking the apple press.
Look forward to seeing you on the farm soon!
Silly Moo Cider's name came about as our cows go a little bit silly when they get the chance to devour the apple pomace left behind from pressing the juice..!
Silly Moo is an unusually civilised farmhouse cider, made on the farm by Andrew and Rachel. It is a marriage of East coast and West Country cider styles as we blend our fully fermented cider with more apple juice to balance it.
Our orchard has over nineteen varieties of traditional cider apple trees - bittersweet, sharp and bittersharp apples, which we planted in 2012. These are blended with apples we source from English orchards and the gardens of Sussex, which are brought to our farm in the Autumn to be swapped for cider.
Made once a year in the autumn means that every year the cider is slightly different, reflecting the terroir - it's soils, the year's weather and the amazing variety of apples our swappers bring in.
Our 2017 swap was a great success - we took in a whopping 13 tonnes of surplus Sussex apples, paid for with over 3000 bottles of Silly Moo . We look forward to repeating the swap this autumn. If you want to get involved in our apple swap, please sign up to our newsletter for more details.
Full of fresh apple aromas, bottled Silly Moo is a medium dry 4.8% ABV slightly sparkling cider. Golden in colour and made from only freshly pressed apple juice and yeast, no added sugar or sweeteners. We don't pasteurise this cider but it is carefully filtered to keep it fresh (and stop it fermenting further).
If you're a shop, pub or restaurant and would like a sample please let us know and we'll drop it in. We have had to drink a lot of cider to work out what we like - please let us know what you think. Rachel@trenchmore.co.uk
The Moo is now also on tap!
Silly Moo Unfiltered is available in kegs and bag in box and is naturally cloudy as we don't filter the cider.
It's medium-dry and lightly sparkling, with a fresh apple flavour and full mouthfeel. We like to think of it as bottled Silly Moo's slightly less civilised but just as delicious younger brother.
Please let us know what you think - Rachel@trenchmore.co.uk