• Visiting the Ol’ Cider Press

    by  • November 5, 2013 • Locals Only • 7 Comments

    Here are pictures from our trip out to the Cider Press at Rolling Acres near St. Jacobs, Ontario.  It’s a 20 minute drive from our house and we’ve been there three times this fall.  You can read about our trip here.


    The press is in the silver building on the left.
    ciderpress_001 The apples are rinsed first.ciderpress_004

    Up the shoot to the sprayer.


    Getting sprayed off.

    ciderpress_006 Up a conveyor to be macerated (chopped)ciderpress_002

    Down from the chopper to the press.ciderpress_003

    The pressed cider is sent to a barrel to be measured to determine cost.


    Finally it is bagged if you wish, or sent to your bucket.


    Preferring to refer to himself in blogland as "The Kitchen'r," Jon is a stay-at-home dad, who up until a year ago was a Spanish teacher. He loves cooking, brewing beer, gardening, playing music, and living life from scratch.


    7 Responses to Visiting the Ol’ Cider Press

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    2. Barb Dorcy
      November 5, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      You do such neat things w/ the boys!

      • November 6, 2013 at 9:46 am

        Thanks, Barb. Well, at least some days! Today we’re going to the car repair shop…

    3. November 6, 2013 at 10:44 am

      I love apple cider. It’s one of my all-time favourite things, particularly during Summer. I’ve never seen any sort of cider sold in a bag before! Very very cool. Thanks for showing us the inner workings of the cidery!

      • November 6, 2013 at 10:52 am

        Yes, it’s so tasty, and great use of the word “cidery” I’ll have to refer to it as such from now on! Thanks Laura :)

    4. Spee Fam
      November 8, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Nice pics.

    5. November 8, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      just testing things out.
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