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Community Cider Project

Third Annual Community Cider

In 2019, 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 it's become an annual staple during harvest season ever since. We welcome you to get involved with the project this fall as we celebrate the very literal fruits of our community. Every contribution, big or small, is greatly appreciated. Simply put, none of this wouldn't be possible without the generosity and commitment of those in our community - thank you!


The Small Batch Process - A Visual

In September of 2020, we pressed bushels upon bushels of apples, provided by the thoughtful people in our community! When all was said and done, this resulted in 200 litres of tart, funky cider - a blend of over a dozen varieties of apples. From there, it took a couple months for fermentation, aging, blending and bottling to be complete. As we look forward to the pressing, blending, and fermentation of another batch of community cider, we wanted to look back and share some highlights of past batches. Thanks to all of you for adding some community joy to our little ciderhouse.

Get Involved

Do you have apples that you'd like to contribute to the project? Fill out the adjacent form to get in touch - or email kieran@heartwoodfarm.ca. Thanks for taking part!


Cider Price Display Change

Our cider prices are now displayed excluding HST; the price may look a little different, but it's still the same rate. Cheers!