Juice grade apples are apples with small flaws. They could be too big or too small. They could be slightly misshapen or discolored... We do not use ANY apples which have been compromised due to abrasions or bruises.
We thoroughly wash all apples prior to use.
Yes, we move all the apples manually. We don't have a conveyor belt or apple elevator to carry them through the process. Our cider is created through great apples and lots of old-fashioned manual labor!
Transfering crushed apples into the press
Measuring the Original Gravity
Juice in the mixing tank
What do you do when you don't have a forklift or a truck with a lift gate? You unload the truck one case at a time. Two ladies, two pallets ~ Twenty Minutes! BOOM!
We feel very blessed to have the opportunity to pursue a craft we love!