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Events/2019/5th Annual Cider Pressing

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== Lessons Learned ==
=== Farmers Market Demo ===
* Got way too many apples: purchased 8 bushels for Farmers Market demo, only used ~2-3
** Also received 2 unexpected bushels from a Farmers Market vendor
** Still left with 3.5 bushels after make-your-own event
* Farmers Market Apple Tasting (separate event) scheduled from 9am to 11 am
** We set up late, and ended up staying through end of market (~2:30 pm), still had plenty of people
* Told to expect 350 people
** Used up ~500 sample cups, ran out of flyers very early
** Probably ~50% kids, 25% parents, 25% students?
* Set up in grass, good location
** Kinda far from spigot and loading area, a wheeled cart would have been nice
* Supplied 1 table and brought another, probably request 2 for future
* Many people interested in buying our cider
** Fundraiser, laser engraved mug of cider?
=== General ===
* Wade's Orchard is excellent source of inexpensive apples
** Seconds ($8.50/bushel) were great quality
** Cider grade ($5.00/bushel) had some bruising/rot/leaves, but were very adequate
* Got way too many apples: purchased 8 bushels for Farmers Market demo, only used ~2-3
** Still left with 3.5 bushels after make-your-own event
* Mix of 4 parts Stamen Winesap, 2 parts Golden Delicious, 1 part McIntosh, and 1 part Granny Smith produced very good cider
* Grinder did not overheat (likely due to lower temperatures)

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