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Sullivan County Complex
From Claremont: Take Chestnut St (2nd NH Turn-pike) toward Unity, approximately 4.8 miles. At the Sullivan County Complex sign, continue straight onto County Farm Rd. Just after the cemetery turn right onto a gravel road. The blue building on the right houses the Cidery.
From Lempster and Route 10: Take 2nd NH Turnpike toward Claremont 10.1 miles.
Apples for pressing must be picked dry from the tree or fall onto a tarp or cloth. Drops are not allowed as they can be contaminated by wildlife and harbor dangerous pathogens.
The juice you make will not be pasteurized, so it will have a limited shelf life. Cider is for personal use only and may not be sold commercially.
The best cider is made from a variety of apples, including some that are more "sharp" or "bitter" tasting. Everyone's tastes differ, but in general pressing at least 3 varieties of apples with different flavors will produce the most satisfying cider.
Each pressing requires 4.5 bushels (~192 lbs) of apples and produces 11-12 gallons of cider. On average, a 5-gallon bucket of apples weighs 20 lbs. The press must be full for proper use.
If you don't have access to many types or to 4.5 bushels of apples, we suggest you connect with others who have apples and come to the Cidery together.
To schedule a cider-pressing appointment at the Sullivan County Cidery, contact the Sullivan County Natural Resources. The email address is only checked during the fall.