St Mary’s Convent apple juice goes on sale

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YOU’ll have to act quickly if you want a bottle of the first ever apple juice produced from the orchards of St Mary’s Convent in Wantage, Oxfordshire.

The 395 bottles produced from this year’s harvest are expected to sell out fast.  The apples were collected by the gardening team from the grounds of the Victorian convent. Pressed and bottled at a specialist farm in Oxfordshire, the juice is now available both at the convent and at the specialist delicatessen Grocer Chef in nearby Ardington.

Sisters Lorna and Elizabeth Jane with bottles of the new St Mary’s Convent Apple Juice.

“The extensive orchards were planted when the number of Sisters at the Convent numbered nearer 200. Today, we just don’t need so much fruit, “ says Sister Stella, the Sister in Charge. “So it’s right that we harvest the fruit and use it productively. And the juice is delicious.”

“We’re delighted to be selling such a unique local product,” says Keith Greig Joint Owner of the Grocer Chef. “ St Mary’s Convent Apple Juice fits so well with our other specialist ranges.”

The 75ml bottles are on sale for £2.99.