Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Images from Harvest Festival September 17, 2011

Cider Press Originally from the Remelt Farm in Henrietta with 4 varieties of Apples from Sergent's Farm, Sodus, NY.

Press was restored by Bob Tobey, Henrietta. First time press was used in over 50 years. Hopper chops and grinds apples for pressing.

Turning the press to squeeze out the juice. Demonstrations of the process were given throughout the day. Six bushels of apples produced 18 gallons of cider.

Fresh Cider Flows from the press. Cider pressing was a common activity on farms since colonial times.

Apple cakes would then be fed to the chickens or hogs.

Horse team from Glad Acres Farms were busy throughout the day.

Musician Dean Santos entertained folks while they waited in line for a wagon ride.

Wagon ride and Dean Santos were provided by the Friends of Tinker Nature Park.

Golden Eagle String Band entertained visitors to the Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum.

Volunteer Beekeeper Damon Lincourt harvesting honey from the hives at Tinker Park.

From comb to bucket.

Filtered and bottled for sale.

Photos taken by Tanis Edd.