Despite a poor weather forecast, the rain held off for most of the day (at least for the customers) at¬†Hutton-in-the-Forest Plant and Food Fair. This was a really nice event, so if you missed it this year, make a note for future. We were selling a wide range of cider […]

Mosser Cider at Hutton-in-the-Forest

Traditionally Christmas is the season of good cheer and we certainly need it this year. However you are spending Christmas, a glass of good cider can certainly help to make it cheerier. Mosser cider is fermented dry from 100% juice with no sweeteners added. This makes it an ideal accompaniment […]

Cider at Christmas

It’s been a while since the last blog post, and a lot has happened; some good, some not so good (to say the least…). The 2019 harvest was surprisingly good, coming after a bumper crop in 2018. Some of the cider apples (Tremlett’s Bitter and most of the Dabinett) took […]

A year of contrasts

Now that the orchard is over 10 years old, the trees are mature and cropping well. 2018 has been an exceptionally good harvest and we have enough to produce and sell apple juice as well as cider. As with the cider, the juice is 100% apples, but with just a […]

Apple juice now available

Because we do not produce large volumes, usually we only sell the cider in bottles. However, there are opportunities to try the cider on draught, but just the Tremlett’s Bitter at the moment. We have just delivered some to The Mortal Man in Troutbeck (winner of many awards from CAMRA […]

Try the cider on draught

Need something refreshing in the hot weather (or after scything)? Here is a simple recipe which works well with any well-flavoured dry cider (such as a Mosser cider, of course). 2/3rds chilled dry 100% juice cider 1/3rd chilled lemonade splash of apple aperitif, cider brandy or calvados (optional) a splash […]

Summer cider cup

The space between the trees is not just space (although that’s important so that they have room to spread!). It usually gets filled with grass and weeds (unless you let animals in the orchard, which we don’t).¬† What we have tried to do is to encourage a wildflower meadow which […]

The space between the trees

We seem to have had an astonishingly long spell (for Cumbria) of dry hot weather. The grass has almost stopped growing and even the trees are struggling. While the dozen or so young trees in the orchard have been cossetted by watering cans, the established trees have had to fend […]

Parched earth