Our custom built juicer arrived from Germany in the fall of 2017. It can wash, grind, juice, pasteurize & bag 1700lbs of apples/pears per hour. In addition to pressing apples for hard cider, this year we are able to offer a juicing service and press your fruit into fresh pasteurized juice. The juice lasts 6 months without refrigeration!
Any apple variety found in the Cowichan Valley is suitable for juicing. You can also mix apple varietals. Fruit trees are loaded this year, we are set for a very busy season. Please call the store 250-748-8440 if you’ve any questions.
Minimum quantities required for juicing is 125lbs, no maximum quantity. The minimum quantity allows for the efficient operation of the hydraulic press to give the maximum amount of juice. 125lbs apples will produce approx. 30 litres of juice or 6 x 5ltr boxes.
PRICING FOR FRESH PASTEURIZED JUICE
Fresh pasteurized juice is bagged and boxed in 5 litres.
Cost is $2 per litre, $10 per box. 125lbs apples/pears will produce approx. 6 boxes of juice.
125 – 500lbs – $10.00 per 5 ltr box
500 – 1000lbs – $9.00 per 5ltr box
1000lbs+ – $7.95 per 5 ltr box
PRICING FOR NON-PASTEURIZED JUICE
You must provide sterilized containers at drop off and pick-up the day of juicing. In accordance with CFIA, the juice must be either frozen or made into hard cider within 48 hours of collection.
125 – 500lbs – $1.30/ltr
500lb – 1000lb – $1.15/ltr
1,000lbs + – $1.05/ltr
PRICING FOR HARD CIDER Standard 6% (for 8% Alc. add $10)
100lbs apples = 24ltrs cider $125.00
200lbs apples = 48ltrs cider $185.00
Bottles are extra unless you have your own.
Store juice in a cool dry location. Shelf life is 6 months unopened. Refrigerate once opened and use within 3 months.
At McBarleys location on Polkey Rd just off Hwy 1 & Allenby.
We can bring the mobile juicer to you, providing you have a portable water supply and enough fruit. You will need a minimum of 6,500lbs of apples/pears to book a private full day event…so get together with friends and neighbours and start planning!
We will be juicing at our location on Polkey Rd, Duncan from mid-August to November. Please check in with us before you pick your fruit for availability. 250 748 8440
We will not process batches of apples that show signs of mould or are rotting.