Squeezed to Perfection

Curran Apple Orchard was buzzing with activity on Sunday, August 26, as more than 400 people came out to enjoy apple picking and pressing during one of U.P.’s most popular annual community events. The pressers were busy turning out half gallons of beautiful golden cider, with an estimated 400 half gallons filled.

In between, participants enjoyed rousing bluegrass and country music by the Sunset Bible Bluegrass Band and the children enjoyed a myriad of activities, including being entertained by the orchard’s mascots, Big Apple and Johnny Appleseed.

“This year we seemed to have a lot of first-time participants,” said Debbie Klosowski, a member of Curran Orchard Resource Enthusiasts (CORE). “People were intrigued by the idea that we have a park like this that is open to the public. That also led to a lot of interest in participating in the adopt a tree program for next year.”

If you’d like to know more about CORE and its efforts to support and preserve U.P.’s unique asset of the Curran Apple Orchard, visit the CORE website.

View photos from this year's Cider Squeeze event!