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Old 10-09-2009, 03:02 AM   #1
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OK, it's time to get some good cider. Who has found a good spot that has fresh-pressed cider for a reasonable price in CT or MA? I have called around to a bunch of orchards and none of them press cider, they just sell apples.

I don't care if the cider is pasteurized or not; i just want a good one.

Thanks!

 
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:42 PM   #2
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Have you tried the refrigerated organic section of your local market? Ours typically have 2 or 3 local choices (pasteurized and possibly with preservative), with Cider Hollow being my favorite (possibly because its nearby and I've seen them make it).
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:38 PM   #3
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I am looking for something straight from the press, if possible, and I would like to buy in bulk (15-20 gallons) rather than prepacked. But I can check the market as a last resort I suppose. Thanks for the suggestion.

 
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:06 PM   #4
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Have you tried Lyman's or Rogers?

http://www.lymanorchards.com/

http://www.rogersorchards.com/

 
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:58 AM   #5
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Very good options; i will probably hit both at some point. I ended up beardsley's today:
http://www.beardsleyscidermill.com/

Cider is delicious and I bought 13 gallons for brewing!

 
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:18 AM   #6
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I just bought 5 gallons of unpasteurized cider at Derby Orchard in Stow. It was already prepackaged and $4.25 a gallon. Honeypot Hill was $4.75/gallon. They might sell in bulk if you call.

I came across a bunch of places that pressed cider. I have my first batch ever fermenting now. Phil's Apples in Harvard, Russell Farms in Ipswich, Cider Hill in Amesbury and a few places in Western Mass that were too far for me to drive.

 
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:05 PM   #7
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http://www.russellorchardsma.com/

They are in Ipswich. I'm heading up there today after the Topsfield fair to get 5 gallons. When I was there earlier in the season I think they were ~$4.50/gal.

What kinds of recipes are you guys using with these? It will be my first foray into cider.

 
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:53 PM   #8
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You can also visit Holmberg Orchards in Ledyard, CT (http://www.holmbergorchards.com) or a reaally cool place to visit is B.F. Clydes, it happens to be the oldest working steam powered cider press in the country there URL is (www.bfclydescidermill.com). they sell fresh pressed cider all the time. Hope this helps.

 
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:16 PM   #9
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I am a big fan of Grampa Tony's Cider from AppleBrook Farm. Unpasteurized and delicious!
http://www.applebrookfarm.com/

 
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:40 PM   #10
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Page 60 of Sept/Oct Zymergy shows the Whales club NHC gold medal recipe. Pine Hill Orchard in Colrain, Mass.

Custom blend for fermenting: 38% Jonathan Gold, 30% Northern Spy, 15% Macoun, 10% Spartan, 7% Macintosh.

http://www.farmfresh.org/food/farm.php?farm=1514
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