At our 4th annual Barnard Cider making extravaganza we made cider from all local apples/pears/plums. Check out the wrapup post from last year HERE.
Here are the trees we picked from:
Our haul of around 125 pounds of apples
I used my juicer on half the plums (about 175 of them to make 14 cups of juice) and the pears (3 medium sized mason jars). I also juiced some other local apples we’d picked the week prior.
Here is our process:
Step 1: Wash the apples and get rid of (compost) the mealy gross ones
Step 2 (Pictured Below): Cut up the apples into pieces
Step 3: Vitamix the apple pieces into a puree
Step 4: Place apple puree into cheesecloth and squeeze out the juice or use an apple press
Step 5: funnel juice into bottles gathered over the year