Tuesday November 22 2016

Manchester Diner Teams Up With Social Enterprise Cider Project

Sale's New York inspired diner, Mustard, is taking Thanksgiving celebrations back to its foundations this year.

Manchester Diner Teams Up With Social Enterprise Cider Project

It has literally ‘given thanks’ to the Manchester based community project, Moss Cider, for supplying it with its bottled Moss Cider and Pyder drinks, and has transformed the cider into its very own ‘Hot Apple Cider’, available throughout the Thanksgiving and winter season.

The social enterprise collects apples from around the North West and then presses them into cider and apple juice that it sells through local bars, restaurants and independent shops.  Established in 2010 by Moss Side resident Dan Hasler and fellow cider-lover Jo Weeks, Moss Cider has reinvested funds generated to-date in growing the project, with an overall aim that 10% of future profits will be invested into ‘green fingered’ projects in Moss Side.  The partnership with Mustard was formed after the owners of Mustard, Jane and Gavin Gosnell, discovered the cider online and loved the organisation’s community focus and spirit.

Commenting on the work of the entrepreneurial social enterprise and their cider, Jane Gosnell, owner of Mustard said: “The work that Moss Cider carries out within the local Moss Side area has achieved some great results.  We wanted to create a Thanksgiving menu that made a difference and by stocking and selling the group’s delicious cider, we can go some way to helping them invest in the Manchester community.”

Dan Hasler from Moss Cider added: “Thank you to Mustard for working with us and we are thankful to our donors and volunteers. Without them we wouldn't exist.”

He added: ”We're now in our 7th year of pressing the good folk of Manchester's apple and pears and we're thankful that independent businesses like Mustard want to stock our products. At every step of the process the general-public are involved, whether that's picking and delivering their fruit, helping us on pressing days with the washing, squashing, squishing and squeezing or our now monthly bottling sessions. Because so many hands are involved in the process we've chosen to name our flagship apple blend 'Many Hands' and with volunteers never leaving empty handed it's well worth getting involved. In our out-of-apple season there's always jobs to be done for "Manchester's Best Cider" (Vice Munchies), so head to our website to sign up us a volunteer www.themossciderproject.org.”

Mustard will be selling the Hot Apple Cider during its Thanksgiving celebrations, alongside a very special themed menu with a choice of all American dishes including a mains of a smoked chipotle pumpkin burger and a spiced pumpkin and cannellini falafel salad, served with Swiss cheese, guac and poached egg, on a bed of seeded mixed leaf.  They will be accompanied by the most famous of American desserts pumpkin pie!

So, all that’s left for the team at Mustard to do is don their stars and stripes and roll out the Star-Spangled banner!

For further information/ make a booking at Mustard call 0161 923 0927. Email: dinner@thisismustard.co.uk. www.thisismustard.co.uk. Twitter @Eatmustard/ instagram @eatmustardsale/Facebook thisismustard

"Thank you to Mustard for working with us and we are thankful to our donors and volunteers. Without them we wouldn't exist."
Dan Hasler, Moss Cider

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