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- Apples, Barter and Cider - Simple as ABC

Apples, Barter and Cider - Simple as ABC

An East Lothian hand-made cider maker is offering the public free cider or apple juice in exchange for spare apples. The company, Thistly Cross Cider,South Belton Farm, Near Dunbar, East Lothian, said its "bucket for a bottle" scheme was part of an attempt to reduce waste, as many locally-grown apples would otherwise go unused.

Dunbar-based Thistly added that donations would be welcomed, provided the fruit was clean and rot-free. It will accept most apple varieties, apart from crab apples.

Thistly head cider maker Peter Stuart said: "We have a tradition of using apples grown across Scotland from a wide range of sources including professional apple growers, schools, large estate owners and the general public who grow apples in their gardens at home.

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Tam O'Ranter
May 2014

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