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Where to find cider near Illinois (Chicagoland)
« on: June 16, 2014, 06:24:58 PM »
Friends. I am looking for some sources of fresh pressed cider for this fall or ASAP. After NHC and the seminars I really want to make a bunch.

I am looking for your local places in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, anything in between or close. Please throw some ideas and locations at me. I am not in the phase to press my own fruit, so a cider mill that will sell unadulterated cider is what I am looking for.

Thanks so much!

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Re: Where to find cider near Illinois (Chicagoland)
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 06:48:39 PM »
Check out the Cider Map Project. They try to map sources of everything cider - trees, apples, fresh and hard cider.

http://www.oldtimecider.com/north-american-cider-map

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Re: Where to find cider near Illinois (Chicagoland)
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 07:16:00 PM »
I don't think they are open until August but my favorite place is Edwards Apple Orchard in Poplar Grove, IL.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edwards-Apple-Orchard/296241517156065

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Re: Where to find cider near Illinois (Chicagoland)
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 03:19:40 AM »
Garwood Orchards - about an hour from Chicago in Indiana

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Re: Where to find cider near Illinois (Chicagoland)
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2014, 04:48:38 AM »
The gurus in West MI like Hill Brothers in Alpine MI.
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Re: Where to find cider near Illinois (Chicagoland)
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2014, 05:35:12 AM »
I've had good luck getting fresh cider at farmer's markets.  Particularly the Evanston farmer's market.
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Re: Where to find cider near Illinois (Chicagoland)
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 06:11:18 AM »
You guys rock! Thanks.