….., we have an apple press. The picture below is a store model of one that we found on Kijiji for one quarter of the price although we did have a round-trip drive of +550 km. I had a Kijiji alert set up for over eight months and this was the first and only apple press that popped up. The owner was selling it because it had become too expensive to spray his orchard. Although he wasn’t a commercial grower, he still needed a licence to use the spray. We joined him and his wife for a lemonade and talked a bit. I think he was pleased that his press was going to have a new life. I think that I got a
deal, a rare deal in more ways than one.
We have apples – six of them which is 6 times what we had last year until something ate it.
So we won’t be pressing apples from our orchard this year. But we will be pressing apples in about 2-3 weeks time from a local pick-your-own orchard. We stopped by to see if they had any of last year’s apples left but they are a small orchard and don’t have storage. We started chatting and one thing led to another as usual and Jennifer, the co-owner, said that she had just made some apple cider vinegar and would we like to taste it. It had a wonderful mellow, fruity, acidy tart taste like no vinegar I had ever tasted. It was vinegar but without the strong bite that I was used to. I knew in a flash that we had made a wonderful purchase.