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Community Cider Project

Community Cider v2.0

Last year, we launched our community cider initiative as a way of sharing the delicious bounty of fruit that our friends and neighbours have right here in our community. The idea was simple; we would reach out to community members who had an abundance of apples, and wanted to put them to good use - from there, we would press their apples, turn them into cider, and a few months later, allow them to enjoy the finished product that their apples helped to create. The project was a big success, and we're excited to see where this year's Community Cider Project takes us! If you would like to be involved as a contributor, feel free to fill out the form below! Contributors will receive 2 complementary bottles of Community Harvest '20 cider, as well as an invite to the official cask tapping in early 2021.

We'd love to have your apples!

If you have extra apples that you don't know what to do with, we would love to incorporate them in our Community Harvest cider. If last year was any indication, including a wide variety of apple varieties serves to enhance the cider. Contact kieran@heartwoodfarm.ca to let us know when it would be convenient for you to bring them by the farm (you're also welcome to get involved on pressing day if you'd like to); if you have any other questions, feel free to include them in your email.


The Small Batch Process - A Visual

 In September of 2019, we pressed about 180L of community cider! From there, it took a couple months for fermentation, aging, blending and bottling to be complete. As we prepare to undergo the same process this year, we wanted to look back and share last year's process with youThanks again everyone for adding some community joy to our little ciderhouse!