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Saturday, October 4th, 2014.
Cider Pressing, Harvest Party in Granby at the Farmstand
Rain or Shine!
Family Friendly and Everyone Welcome!
Cider Pressing Starts at 10 am, Ploughman's Lunch 11am-2 pm, Pressing Until 4pm.
Come enjoy one last day at the farm pressing cider, eating homemade donuts and listening to some old-time music. We'll start the press at ten and you can pre-order seconds apples by the bushel from us.
In colonial-era New England, cider used to rule as the safer alternative to often-tainted water. Hard cider was the drink of choice, with ciderkin for the youngins. If you love fresh cider, or are intrigued, come learn how to make some. You can turn some into hard cider if you are so inclined. If you want to learn even more there's a great event later in the fall called Cider Days.
How to make your cider:
Order apples ahead, and Bring jugs.
You can order cider apples with us that we'll have at the farm for you. You can freeze any extra of the delicious cider you make for later enjoyment. As bees like cider too, they often come to visit while we are pressing. If you have any allergy to them, please bring medicine just in case.
Jugs will be available for sale at the farm also.
ORDER CIDER APPLES: 1 bushel apple seconds makes about 2-3 gallons. Order by Tuesday Sept 30. Order here in the form below.
Ploughman's Board Lunch
Served from 11am-2pm
Enjoy a locally-sourced lunch while you wait to press apples or after picking in the fields! Local bread, cheese, mustard, pickles, and fresh fruit. Plus mulled cider! *Many items will be organic. $15 - Order online here in the form below
Aside from pressing cider (which you need to preorder for), there are fun things to do all day at the farm whenever you stop by...
Eat Fresh Cider Donuts - some will be vegan!
Cider samples and fresh local cider for sale!
Winter Squash Varietal and Local Apple Tasting - taste the many delicious winter squash types and find your favorites. Taste the fall selection of apples!
Paint pumpkins to decorate your home for fall!
Get fall produce for cooking and fall decorations like winter squash, many local apple varieties, wild gourds, mini pumpkins, white pumpkins, jackolanters, decorative and edible popcorn, and more!