Attention backyard apple growers!
Based on what we now know about the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19), the majority of our Apple Core believe the risk to the health of our patrons and our volunteers is too great to operate our beloved Community Apple Press this season. We will continue to monitor the situation over the upcoming months, but because the health of our volunteers and patrons is our highest consideration, we think it is unlikely things will change.
That said, you may be wondering what you’re to do with all those apples ripening on your backyard trees. We would like to offer these options:
We can get together as a community to collectively have apples pressed at Apple-A-Day Ratzlaff Ranch, our hometown commercial apple pressing facility located on Occidental Road in Sebastopol.
Their minimum processing order is 1,600 pounds of apples. The juice you receive will not necessarily be from your own apples. For example, if you contribute 100 pounds of apples, you will receive 1/16th of the total juice. It costs about $3.00/gallon to press.
If you want to be part of this option please call Paula D. at (707) 829-3494 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.