Community Apple Bin
September 15 - October 26
Calling All Crabs! Community Apple Bin
Wastonville, California – On September 15th, Santa Cruz Cider Co will start its Community Apple Bin project. If you have extra apples, pears or quince nearby, we want them! We plan to blend all the fruit collected and ferment it into a dry local cider truly representative of our community.
From September 15 – October 26 Santa Cruz Cider Co will be collecting pommes from the tri-county area to create our first ever United Neighbors Community Cider. We are looking for crab apples, apples, pears, quince and medlars. Unwanted or unneeded, it can be ugly and bumpy with scab, resetting and minor bruising, but please no rotten spots. We want to see what kinds of fruit and apple varieties we can get together and what happens when we ferment them together.
If you or your neighbor have more fruit than you can use, please bring it our Watsonville Tasting Room at 65 C Hangar Way. Day or night, the bin will be available 24/7 until October 26. We are especially interested in crab apples and quince, as these lead to a nice dry cider.
Once we press and ferment the cider we will notify you and you can come get bottles at a discount! We would love to give it away to you, but alcohol laws prevent us from doing so. All profits from the cider will be donated to a local non-profit.
So please, harvest yours, your neighbors or that abandoned tree from your backyards and lets see what kind of cider our community can make together!
Saturday October 26th we will be pressing some of the community apples at our Harvest party. Join us from noon-8pm for apple pressing, live music, face painting & pumpkin carving! Costumes encouraged!
*Our apple bin will be in front of our tasting room 24hours a day for this two month time period.
*Please fill out the form when you drop off so we know how to contact you when the cider is ready!
*We unfortunately do not have the person power to harvest your fruit for you.
Contact Nicole@santacruzcierco.com for more info.