Remember the request for apples and backyard fruit to make community cider at Portland Cider Company? Well, you have until tomorrow, September 28, to hand off your fruit—bring them down to the Clackamas Taproom + Cidery for a pressing party!
As a reminder, to contribute fruit you must have at least 1 bushel (40 pounds) of non-rotting (ugly is fine) apples or pears, or 10 pounds of berries or other fruit. In exchange you’ll get at least one pint of cider—for every bushel, they will give you a pint (4 bushels = 1 growler fill).
As for Saturday’s shindig, this is a seriously family-friendly event, with adult and kid-friendly activities. For the kids there will be hay bales, carnival games, cornhole, hands-on apple pressing, ice cream floats, plus a petting zoo with goats! Yes, goats. Goats are awesome.
The adults can sip on hard cider floats, cider slushies, plus their new cider releases: “Crangerine, our fall & winter limited release, and a small-batch of Pumpkin Spice, an old favorite returning exclusively at the Portland Cider pubs. Plus get a pint of our NEW Peach Berry cider.”
From noon to 3pm Correll Cider Presses will be demonstrating how to press apples in their custom-crafted cider presses, and both kids and adults can help press the apples to get fresh juice. Also during that time and beyond to 6pm, goaties Pinto, Mini, and Maude will be available for petting and adoration.
For 2019, Portland Cider is partnering with Hunger Free Oregon, an organization committed to actively working to end hunger by connecting people to food and nutrition programs, raising awareness about hunger, and advocating for systemic changes. 100% of the proceeds from community cider sales will be donated to benefit Hunger-Free Schools, which works to ensure students of all ages and levels have enough to eat.
So when will the community cider be tapped? On October 19 at the Portland Cider Co. 5K Fun Run with Oregon Brewery Running Series! More information about that event can be found on Facebook.
This is serious fun for the whole family. I went last year and had a really good time. Here are some photos from that event.
Hope you can make it by this year!
Cider Pressing Party
Portland Cider Co. Clackamas Taproom + Cidery
8925 SE Jannsen Rd., Bldg. F, Clackamas