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September 16, 2022
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Sullivan County Complex

From Claremont: Take Chestnut St (2nd NH Turn-pike) toward Unity, approximately 4.8 miles.  At the Sullivan County Complex sign, continue straight onto County Farm Rd.  Just after the cemetery turn right onto a gravel road.  The blue building on the right houses the Cidery.

From Lempster and Route 10: Take 2nd NH Turnpike toward Claremont 10.1 miles.

95 County Farm Road
Unity, NH 03743
$15.00 per pressing
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Public Cidery Open

Friday, September 16, 2022

The cidery will be open by appointment only on most weekdays. Each appointment is set for 1.5 hours. You must have at least 2 people in your group. 3-4 is preferred. Limit of 2 pressings per group each season. The Cidery is open most of September and October.

Apples for pressing must be picked dry from the tree or fall onto a tarp or cloth.  Drops are not allowed as they can be contaminated by wildlife and harbor dangerous pathogens.

The juice you make will not be pasteurized, so it will have a limited shelf life.  Cider is for personal use only and may not be sold commercially.

The best cider is made from a variety of apples, including some that are more "sharp" or "bitter" tasting.  Everyone's tastes differ, but in general pressing at least 3 varieties of apples with different flavors will produce the most satisfying cider.

Each pressing requires 4.5 bushels (~192 lbs) of apples and produces 11-12 gallons of cider.  On average, a 5-gallon bucket of apples weighs 20 lbs.  The press must be full for proper use.

If you don't have access to many types or to 4.5 bushels of apples, we suggest you connect with others who have apples and come to the Cidery together.

To schedule a cider-pressing appointment at the Sullivan County Cidery, contact the Sullivan County Natural Resources.  The email address is only checked during the fall.

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