I read this on an apple-related site today and wished I'd chosen these words to describe our apple cider.
"Well-crafted cider begins with great apples, fruit that is full of personality and a sense of place, from orchards grown with care."
Well, folks, it may sound like hyperbole to you but it strikes a pleasant chord with me as I try to entice you to try some of our well-crafted cider made from more than 14 varieties of our USDA Certified Organic Apples.
What's the difference between apple cider and apple juice? Cider is unfiltered and contains some pulp or sediment which gives it its familiar cloudy look. Because our cider has no preservatives, its shelf life (refrigerated) is 7-10 days. After that, fermentation begins on the way to becoming a 'hard' cider.
You will find our freshly-made raw apple cider is refreshing and rich in many of the same nutrients as raw apples.
As I write this on Tuesday afternoon, those who pre-ordered their cider may pick it up anytime the farm stand is open (daily 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.). Some will find their orders in the refrigerator in the farm stand while others will need to come to the door so we can fetch your cider from the big cooler.
If you missed out on ordering this time, stop by the Farm Stand and grab yours from the refrigerator... but I suggest you come soon before someone else snaps it up.
We will continue harvesting and storing apples as they continue development of their distinct personalities and plan at least one more cider pressing this season. Feel free to email me (email@example.com) with your order and I'll let you know when to expect delivery.
Cost this year is $8 for a gallon of well-crafted goodness; $4.75 for a half gallon. Buy 5 gallons for $35. That's a popular bargain for those crafting their own hard cider.