Welcome to Windy Hill Apple Farm!

December 14, 2014: Cider and Apples for Christmas

We just made another batch of sweet cider from the GoldRush apples in storage. It will keep in refrigeration for two weeks then it will start to develop a little effervescence. It is very refreshing and a good alternative to soda pop as the natural sugars are a lot healthier than high fructose corn syrup. We make it on a regular basis by putting a jug out on the kitchen counter for a couple of days then refrigerator it. If you are going to purchase more than a few gallons, call 740-587-3632 to make sure we have it bottled or we can assist you in drawing that larger batch at a discount.

Yes, we still have GoldRush apples for sale but only for a few weeks.

November 18, 2014: Untreated Sweet Cider Available

We are now into the season for making sweet cider from GoldRush apples. We pressed over 160 gallons in the past few days and, of course, it is chemical free and unpasteurized. You can purchase it by the gallon at $10 per gallon. If you want a larger quantity and you provide your own container, you can purchase five gallons or more at a discounted rate of $9 per gallon. At a specific gravity of over 1.058 it will make an excellent hard cider and we can advise you on how to do that.

Yes, we have lots of GoldRush apples in the cooler for your selection. We are open for self-serve every day from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Call us before you come out at 740-587-3632 for large purchases or just to make sure we have cider in stock.

October 15, 2014: Apples Ready to be Picked

We will open this fall on Saturday, October 18th. for a couple of weeks. While we had a few apples on several varieties, this year we have only one variety, GoldRush available for picking. The other varieties, while they blossomed, hardly set fruit. The trees have simply gotten too old to produce. We have started to replant but the focus of the orchard has changed to concentrate on apples for high quality juice for drinking as sweet cider and making hard (fermented) cider. Stay tuned for availability.

Product availability:

October

November-February

March-August

Closed.

Pricing:

 Apples  $40/bushel§
 Apples  $20/half-bushel§
 Sweet cider  $10/gal.

§ A half-bushel is about 20 lbs.