Thanks to our family, friends & supporters we had an amazing year of fruit rescue and cidermaking.
The Harvest Numbers Are In
We picked over 2400 lbs of apples & crabapples this year with our last apple pick being on November 5th.
Because it snowed and got cold relatively early this year, we have left a bunch of those apples out in our yard to freeze.
Last year we pressed on the Remembrance Day long weekend all in one batch. This year we have been pressing every few days since the beginning of August because we simply do not have enough storage space! A fun problem to have!
We will do one more giant pressing this weekend since the weather is supposed to be pretty good and then we will be inside doing all the other cidermaking tasks!
Other Fruit We Picked in Edmonton
Besides apples, we also harvested or were given:
- highbush cranberries,
- spruce tips,
- sour cherries,
- choke cherries,
- and I’m sure more that I don’t remember.
We <3 Giving Back to Our Community
We love Operation Fruit Rescue and picked as much as we could with them! Soon, we were inundated with requests through our own social networks. Multiple donations of fruit we picked were made to the Edmonton Food Bank and to Farm Animal Rescue and Rehoming Movement (FARRM).
A Million Thank Yous!
We cannot say thank you enough for how many people have taken an interest in our little project. We have so much cider to share, so please don’t be shy! Send me a message on social media or an email if you want to hang out and drink cider; we love to hang out with like-minded people.
Looking Forward to the Future of YEGCIDER
We had a great year and we are very encouraged about the possibility of doing this on a commercial scale in the coming years. Keep in touch if you want great local cider!