Forsythe Family Farm cider press day and harvest festival

Celia Klemenz
Port Perry Star | Oct 30, 2014

Gord Geissberger prepared an apple press with ground apples as juice dripped from the press. Folks visiting the Forsythe Family Farm were treated to seeing a cider mill in action. The mill is owned and operated by brothers, Gord and Gary Geissberger, who stopped in for the day to press the Forsythe apples into cider. The Geissbergers have been bringing their mobile unit, one of only four units in Canada, to various orchards from Collingwood, Port Elgin, Hamilton, and east of Kingston.October 26, 2014

SCUGOG — Folks visiting the Forsythe family farm on Oct. 26 during its
harvest festival were treated to seeing a cider mill in action.
The press is owned and operated by brothers Gord and Gary Geissberger,
who stopped in for the day to press apples into cider.
The Geissbergers have been taking their mobile unit, one of only four in
Canada, to various orchards in Collingwood, Port Elgin, Hamilton, and east of Kingston, as well as using it on their own farm, Geissberger Farmhouse Apple Cider, in Mitchell’s Corners, east of Oshawa.
Apples are augered into the mobile unit, washed and ground before being
pressed and filtered twice, pasteurized and bottled into five-litre bags. There’s no added sugar or preservatives.
Once in the bag the cider will keep fresh for up to one year. An opened unit will keep for up to three months on the counter.

Photographer Celia Klemenz covers the townships of Uxbridge and Scugog for Metroland Media Group’s Durham Region Division.

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