Pressing Apples – A New Family Tradition : napdesign heritage, New Hope WI

“My wife Beverly and I attended the R S Vintage Steel Gas & Steam Show in the fall of 2009 in Calumetville, WI.  On the east bank of Lake Winnebago was the 1st Annual – Massey Harris Collectors of Wisconsin State Show.  While walking the grounds looking at all of the exhibits and demonstrations, we came across an apple cider press operation and were offered a taste of fresh pressed apples.  WOW!  My wife was hooked and said we had to find one of these and make it a family tradition.  So here we are, 1 year later, using the beautiful antique press that we got Bev for her birthday last February.  It’s a lot of work but a lot more fun, and until you’ve tasted fresh cider out of the press, there is nothing else like it.” -Gary Napiwocki

November 3, 2010 - 7:07 am

Mary - Great job on the pictures Angela. I liked the sequence so I can sort of see how it’s done. Gary is such a talented writer, perhaps he can write a little detail about what happens after the pressing is finished. What takes place afterward to totally complete the process. so it is ready to be stored and served. Does the juice have to be cooked? I am very interested.
It does look like a fun thing for a family to do together. What a great idea to make it a family tradition!

November 9, 2010 - 8:40 am

Dana Carlson - Fun family tradition and looks yummy too:) Your pictures tell a story no words could ever say… like the smiles on faces!

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