The Cedar Creek Grist Mill is hosting the Apple Cider Pressing again this
After serious safety concerns were raised at the 2010 and 2011
Cider Pressings, we shut down the event until we could study the situation
and come up with solutions to the issues. The Friends of the Cedar Creek
Grist Mill are very happy to announce that we have instituted changes that
we feel will ensure that everyone will enjoy the event.
The Apple Cider pressing will be the 26th, the last Saturday of October. We
will begin distributing cider at 9 AM and we will continue until we finish
all 8,000 pounds!
Our younger visitors are welcome to join the volunteers inside the Mill to
help press the cider. We have received some valuable health advice from the
County Board of Health, so stop at the hand washing station to wash those
little hands with soap and water and put on a pair of plastic gloves before
the youngsters start their days work. Volunteers wearing orange vests will
be helping to make sure that we handle our apples and cider safely and that
no is hurt during the event. Please listen to their instructions. And don't
hesitate to ask questions.
The biggest change that you will notice will be the uniformed police officer
with his patrol car at Cedar Creek Road. Grist Mill Road is designated a
one-way road for the duration of the cider pressing and parking will be
allowed only on the right side of the road. Overflow parking will be at the
Green Mountain Church that is past the mill. Drivers may stop and allow
passengers to alight at the mill before continuing to the parking lot. We
will be having horse mounted volunteers controlling the traffic flow, and
drivers who ignore the the post signs will be ticketed or towed.
As usual, there will be portable toilets across the road from the mill and
the full service restrooms will be open at the caretakers cabin. The salmon
will be still be jumping the falls, the trees will still have their Fall
foliage, our Millers will be milling Wheat and Corn, and we will be serving
up the finest apple cider in the Pacific Northwest.
Please join us to celebrate apples in Washington.
(Click for large photo of Apple Washer)
|What do you need to
have an Apple Pressing? Start with a whole lot of
apples, then add more than 3 dozen volunteers to process about 8,000 pounds of apples into