Last Saturday, I went up to Sarah’s family’s vineyard to press the fall apples into juice. Norm, the vineyard manager, found a machine that grinds the apples into pulp and a hand-turned apple press to extract the juice from the pulp. We started with a lot of boxes of apples from their trees and those of neighboring farms. First we would grind them up:
Then we would take the pulp over to the press where we’d crank the mashed up apples down until all the juice came out:
It took most of the day, but we filled 40 half-gallon containers with the best apple juice I’ve ever had.