Our cider making process is a long one, but old fashioned, which makes it all the more tasty! Our unpasteurized cider is just like the cider you had as a kid: no preservatives, no added sugars. Nothing but apples! Our press is 45 years old and we've been using it for just about 23 years. So take a look at our process below!
For starters, our apples are all washed and sorted. Good apples go to market and blemished apples go to cider! A good batch of Royalton Farms apple cider includes a variety of apples, ranging from tart to sweet, for the best possible taste.
Afterwards, the blemished apples are loaded onto a conveyer belt and sent into a grinder to be chopped into "apple mash."
The mash is loaded onto platforms which are then squeezed together in a stack by our old fashioned press. The juice they produce is filtered and sent to a large storage tank. From there it is jugged by hand!