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Apple Cider Season Begins

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Apple cider - it's another sign of summer's end, and it's here. The first batch of cider from Godfrey Run Cider Mill was pressed Thursday morning, and is available by Thursday afternoon for purchase.

After the apples first unloaded, washed, and run through the grinder. After straining and a quick treat with UV light to ensure safety, the cider is bottled and ready to drink.

The apples in the photo above are Paula Reds, but the finished cider is usually a blend of apples that gives the drink its sweet yet tangy taste.

Nothing is added to the drink until the weather cools down. Then Godfrey Run makes a mix for hot cider, with cinnamon and spices.

In this early season though, you might have to hurry if you want that cider.

"There's not enough cider apples to make cider because they're all too good," said Gary Faulkner, owner of Godfrey Run. But Faulkner says that there will be more cider apples as the apple picking season goes on.

Godfrey Run also sells fresh apples and apple products that it grows and makes, and will continue pressing apple cider until December.

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