Cider Pressing at Crozet Farmers’ Market Oct. 10


Freshly made apple cider will be featured again this year at Crozet Farmers’ Market October 10. Wayne Clark will bring his wooden, hand-operated press and apples from Henley’s Orchard. If you’ve never tasted cider straight from the press, you’re in for a treat. If you’d like more than a complimentary cup of cider, bring a clean jug and make a donation. All donations will go to our local food bank and organizations that assist impoverished people of Appalachia.

And you can try your hand at African drumming. William (Whit) Whitten will be at the market to offer a lesson in African drumming beginning at 10 a.m. All ages are welcome and drums will be available.

As always, local fruits and vegetables will be available for purchase along with freshly cut flowers, potted plants, herbs, arts, crafts, hand-woven items, homemade baked goods, farm eggs, and heirloom varieties of tomatoes and peppers. A master gardener horticultural help desk will offer Cooperative Extension publications and advice appropriate for this time of year.

Children are invited to decorate pie-sized pumpkins. Along with a pumpkin, your child can take home directions and a recipe for making a pie from scratch.

Market hours are 8 a.m. until noon. Cider pressing will begin at 9 a.m. and drumming at 10 a.m. The Crozet Farmer’s Market is held in the parking lot of Crozet United Methodist Church in downtown Crozet.