Fall Apple-Cider Pressing

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That’s about 500 lbs of Gala, McIntosh, and Golden Delicious!

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At the apple press house – it’s like a country store on an old farm.

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Rinsed and up they go.

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Into the hopper above, chopped up, dropped into a cheese-cloth, layered out . . .

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This particular press is an original 1883. But what powers it?

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A 1952 Farmall Tractor outback with a very long belt.

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Time to pprrreeeeesssss the pulp.

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End product: 37 gallons of freshly squeezed apple cider – let the Fall begin.