The cider mill is really the heart of this operation. With the number of trees I have in the ground and the amount of cider I currently and will eventually be pressing in a season, I needed a high-production mill that could keep up. This meant that I wouldn't be using a hand press like the Happy Valley Ranch or Jefferson models. So I built my own.
I squeeze juice for myself primarily, but in the future I will do custom pressing for customers who need apples juiced. I also sell untreated (non-pasteurized) juice for fermentation by home cidermakers. I do not sell juice wholesale, and my juice is meant for fermentation before consumption. Contact me for your juicing needs in September or October.
I will not squeeze dirty or decaying fruit, period. If you wouldn't eat it, I won't squeeze it. I am very diligent about press sanitation and do not want any funky stuff getting onto it, or worse, into the juice.
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terryb at lostmeadowvt dot com