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Posted by on Oct 8, 2010 in blog, Featured | 2 comments

October is here and that means crisp fall days are back.  What better way is there to enjoy the new season than with a flavorful glass of our fresh squeezed cider?  Our cider is pressed fresh daily from tree-ripened apples that are grown right in our own orchard.  The process from apple to juice is relatively simple.  The apples are hand picked, cooled, washed, inspected, and then sent through the mill.  The slurry of apples is then pumped into a press. The juice is then squeezed from the apple slurry and pumped into a large mix tank where the  flavors of the many different apple varieties are mixed.  After the mixing process is complete the cider is processed via a UV light, bottled, and shipped to your local market.  So, celebrate the new season by enjoying a glass of Engelsma’s Apple Barn...

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The cider is back!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2010 in blog, Cider | 1 comment

After our normal seasonal hiatus, the Engelsma Apple Barn Cider Mill is finally back in full operation!! Bridget was up at 4am this morning grinding and pressing apples so the folks attending the annual GVSU Family Day in Allendale would have plenty of fresh cider. It is also apple picking time, and we are already picking a number of varieties, including Ginger Golds, Honeycrisp, Gala, and many others. We are also back at the Apple Barn stand at 429 Covell Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan every Saturday for the rest of the Fall and...

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