Notices, Workshops & Rides: Apple do's and don'ts
Don't rush picking your apples. Having some fall off the tree does not mean they're all ripe. The best test for ripeness is to check the seeds, They should be brown, not orange or yellow. (Just check a few.) Tasting them is fine too.
Do NOT use apples off the ground unless you wash them well first (not just a spray with the hose). All sorts of bacteria are down there. Bird, and other droppings, can disappear in the rain or even the dew but the bacteria doesn't. Besides, would you want poop in your cider?
Please call us before you harvest your apples.
If apples are left outside in a shady shed, they will start to go soft and the juice pressing will be impossible. Keep them as cool as you can. Bring the freshly picked apples in, in stages, if necessary. We have a walk-in cooler that stays 2 degrees Celsius, that we can store your apples in, until juice pressing day.
A message from Good Libations.
Doug & Loni