Make Your Own Cider at Jossy Farms
This Friday and Saturday
Jossy Farms has lots of apples & pears on the tree, so this Friday (9/7) & Saturday (9/8), 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., you can make your own cider! If you buy apples & pears from the farm you can use their cider press on a first-come, first-served basis. Pears produce a slightly mild flavor and lighter-colored cider than apple. Another option is to combine the two.
U-Pick Price: $.90/lb, Over 50 lbs: $.75/lb. for picking Gravenste 1e54 in and Earligold apples and Bartlett pears. The farm is sold out of peaches for the season.
Jossy Farms will provide:
- The cider grinder/press
- Apple washing station
- Disposal of the apple pulp
You need to provide:
- Large container to collect the cider. The farm uses a canning kettle; the container can be no higher than 10 inches and needs to be 12 inches wide (see picture to right).
- Containers to get the cider home. 5 gallon bucket with lid & paint strainer purchased at Home Depot, growlers, milk jugs, & ½ gallon jars all with a work well (see picture to left & bottom).
- A pan/bowl to get the cider out of your collecting container and into your transporting container. We use a small sauce pan, a strainer, and a funnel to get the cider into old milk jugs or glass jugs for storage and easy transportation.
- We suggest 3 people to make the process go smoothly and quickly. You may want to help the people in front or behind you in line since it is a lot of fun. Dress to get wet (rain boats) and messy with apple bits!
It takes 15-20 lbs. of apples & 20-25 lbs of pears to make 1 gallon of cider.
The farm reserves the right to limit customers to putting 75 lbs. of apples through the cider press per day.
Customers may only use apples purchased that day at Jossy Farms.
Please pick the apples and pears from the tree. Do not use windfalls.
Customers will be sharing the cider press with others (family style).
Jossy Farms is located 1/8 mile south of the Sunset Hwy (Hwy 26) and ¼ mile west on Beach Rd. The address is 31965 NW Beach Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124.