We grow and hand pick apples from our community orchard. The harvest is then processed, bottled and made available for sale.
Currently our juice is available from various restaurants and outlets in Cork city.
Future Orchard’s 100 Shares Per Hectare concept is an award winning model of community supported agriculture (CSA), showing how a membership structure can support small funding-independent projects. Our project is a Co-Operative venture which aims to develop a legacy fruit forest for its members. Membership ownership of all produce and profits are shared for perpetuity as is the responsibility for the maintenance and public liability insurance. Registered members support the project with an agreed financial commitment, generally paid by small regular deposits to the collective credit union account. This income is spent on the development of various horticultural / permaculture projects (in particular ‘Apple’ tree growing) on one hectare of land which is held in shared ownership by the members.
Future Orchard Cork has a management structure in place which is made up of members elected at the Annual General meeting.