Community Cider Pressing at Atkins Field Oct. 2:

HARDWICK – Grow Your Own will sponsor a community cider pressing at Atkins Field on Granite Street in Hardwick on October 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. People are invited to bring a box of apples and a container for cider. 

Orchard manager Bob Duggan and Josh Peets of Grow Your Own will be running the cider press behind the big granite shed in the community orchard. This is a community cider press event, so all apples will be combined in a big batch to make cider. Tastings will be available for anyone. This cider will be fresh and unpasteurized. This is an outdoor event, so masks are not required.

Participants are invited to bring a picnic lunch. The Hardwick Historical Society will have a take-out chicken barbecue starting at noon. Note that most of those meals are purchased ahead, so limited quantities will be available the day of the event. Grow Your Own is a project of the Hardwick Area Food Pantry, Wonder Arts and the Center for an Agricultural Economy. For more information, contact Josh Peets: josh@hardwickagriculture.org.