Local provenance, known provenance
We know where each and every apple and pear we use to make our cider and perry comes from, in part because we picked quite a few of them ourselves. Each year we pick gather about 20 tonnes of fruit, about half of which goes into making cider and perry, the other half into making Humblebee juices, and even though it's small beer (or cider) compared to Weston's or Thatcher's we think it's important to know - and important for you to know - where the fruit we use comes from.
Click here to see a map of where our apples and pears come from ...
It all comes from Gloucestershire. Nothing against apples from Worcestershire or Somerset, but we think it's best to use local stuff and Gloucestershire has a noble apple-growing tradition. And it's all unsprayed, so better for the environment and the thousands of beasties that live in and around fruit trees and traditional orchards.
Fresh + Crisp cider
The Bushel+Peck Fresh+Crisp cider is made with eating apples (plus a few cookers) from:
Alderton, Boddington, Chaxhill, Eastington, Farmcote, Fossebridge, Gossington, Gotherington, Hartpury, Laverton, Minsterworth, Northleach, Prestbury, Rodley, Ruardean, Slimbridge, Sudeley and Winchcombe.
Rich + Mellow cider
Bushel+Peck Rich+Mellow cider is made with cider apples from:
Ashleworth, Berkeley, Eastington, Great Washbourne, Laverton, Northleach, Prestbury, Rodley, Stanton, Sudeley, Whitminster, Winchcombe and Wormington.
Sweet + Smooth perry
Our perry pears come from:
Great Washbourne, Moreton Valence, Westbury on Severn, Winchcombe.