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2008/10/13 20:18:49 (permalink)

An afternoon trip to the local cider mill

As many of you may know, I am a lover of apples and cider

This afternoon, the weather was cooperating perfectly, 80 degrees and sunny (but not the hot 80 degrees, the one with the cool crispness in the air)

Fall has started to appear in Southeastern Indiana, I was worried we have been extremely dry and I thought we weren't getting any fall colors this year.

Mother Nature has other plans though





I know it doesn't rival the NE in color change, but give us a few cold snaps and we will get there.

As I was enjoying the drive witht he windows down and the radio on, I soon saw what I was looking for



As I pulled into the drive, I saw Dick Salatin out in the orchard picking apples and Donna his wife cleaning out her flower bed.

Ah yes, fall is upon and soon it will be Halloween




Decent prices onthe pumpkins
$4.25 for the BIG ones, $3.25 for the avg size, $2.25 for the smaller

I was here for something else though, as I opened the door into the Salatin's store I could smell what I came for...... APPLES!

I beat Donna to the door so my first pictures were with the lights half on, she turned them on when she came in.




Here's what I came for



Prices were not too bad I felt only up $1.00 from last year's prices

Here are the choices we have:






(Not in Order)

Royal Gala
Ozark Gold
Wolf River
McIntosh
Jonathan
Cortland
Empire
Red Delicious
Jona Gold
Yellow Delicious
Grimes
Rome
Mutsu
Winesap (Turley & Staymen)
Red Fuji
Winter Banana
York Imperial
Black Twig
Granny Smith
Baldwin
Braeburn
Melrose
Swiss Gourmet

Choices, choices, choices
I love this place cause you can mix and match, so I chose



Swiss gourmet
Melrose
Braeburn (no picture I ate that one there)
Winter banana (the big apple)
York Imperial
Wolf River
Royal Gala
Empire
Winesap
Fuji

Here is Dick back from the orchard bottling cider



Salatins uses a modern press for their cider


Some of the other things they do at Salatins




Fresh Apple Cider Vinegar - Oh yeah this stuff is good

Popcorn fresh from the field



A wonderful way to spend a quiet afternoon, talking to good friends, drinking cold fresh cider, and munching on apples.



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