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.

 
 
 

Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard Educational Foundation, Inc. is A 501(c)3 Public Charity
and financial support is vital for our vision to move forward. Donate here.

Sign up to receive our newsletter and reminders via email.   |  Privacy by SafeSubcribeSM
© 2004-2013 Kimmel Orchard, Nebraska City, Nebraska
What's In Season?

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

Pre-Picked

- Apples: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Jonagold & Honeycrisp

- Frozen, Pitted Cherries

U-Pick

- Apples: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious & Fuji

We always recommend calling before you visit us, as some items do get picked over throughout the course of the week! 402-873-5293

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

 

Click here for a full list of our apple varieties!