Cider Processing

In the early days of the Kimmel Orchard, it took a lot of muscle to make cider because the process was completely manual. Today, the process is automated which means that a delicious glass of cider is ready just hours after picking.

After the apples are washed, they go through a grinder which makes a sort of applesauce that is then pressed to extract all the juices. The product that remains after pressing (pumice) is recycled. Once the juice is filtered and purified, it is bottled, capped and labeled and all that juicy goodness is placed in coolers or freezers.

 
 
 

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What's In Season?

See below for a list of what is currently in season at the Orchard!

Pre-Picked

- Apples: Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Jonathan, Fuji & Enterprise

- Frozen, Pitted Cherries

U-Pick

- PUMPKINS! 

- Please note: It has been a wonderful season and we are freshly picked out of U-Pick apples.  BUT, Pick-your-own pumpkins are a great way to have the U-Pick experience while stocking up on the apples varieties that we have pre-picked in the Apple Barn!

Open: Monday-Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday: 11am-5pm

 

Click here for a full list of our apple varieties!