Louisburg Cider Mill


Original-Barn-RenderingImage courtesy of Louisburg Cider Mill

On Wednesday we traveled down to Louisburg to take a tour of the Louisburg Cider Mill.  Our tour started with a hayride out to the pumpkin patch where kids and adults alike picked small pumpkins to take home.  After our hayride, we learned about the cider doughnuts produced in the bakery and watched the process through their viewing window.  We then moved outside to hear how cider is made, from the apples brought in from Missouri (three different kinds go into their blend), how the apples are washed and go into the press via a conveyor belt, how the juice goes into the bottling area where it is heated, then bottled and ready for sale.  We enjoyed sampling the cider and cider doughnuts – a great ending to a fun tour!


2015-10-14 13.14.57Pumpkin patch

2015-10-14 13.46.16Learning about how cider doughnuts are made (viewing window behind our guide)

2015-10-14 14.01.03Apples being unloaded from the delivery truck and going through the wash process

2015-10-14 14.01.58Apples going up the conveyor belt and into the press

2015-10-14 14.04.25Apples going through the press to become cider

2015-10-14 14.10.58The bottling room

Thanks to the Louisburg Cider Mill for a fun field trip, and thanks to all the families who attended for making it a great time!


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