Parents Weekend Cider Pressing a Sweet Success

22 Oct

On Saturday, October 20th, CEEDS held its second cider pressing over Parents Weekend. Hundreds of students, parents, faculty, staff, and community members  joined in for some of the fun.  President Christ even stopped by for a turn working the press!  We pressed nearly 35 bushels of McIntosh, Macoun, and Gala apples, all generously donated by Clark Brothers Orchards in Ashfield, MA.  By the end of the day we had pressed a total of 90 gallons of cider –  serving 800 cups of fresh pressed cider and dozens of delicious apple cider donuts to volunteers and those just passing by. The simple process of washing, cutting, grinding, and pressing the apples was made fun by all those people willing to lend a helping hand. We hope to see you next year!

Take a look at the slideshow below for some highlights and checkout our Facebook page for more photos.

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