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Monday, September 25th, 2006
Photo by Laura Walker
local picture
On Sunday afternoon, at Niekamp's Farm and Flea Market, John Pruden does step three of apple pressing. First apples are loaded and chopped; then they drop to this level where John and his wife, Helen, smooth them into even layers. Once 25 or more bushels are layered the over 100-year-old press is ready to produce cider. The press will be in action on the weekends and cider is available throughout the week.
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ST. HENRY - In one squish, the Pruden family's 100-plus-year-old apple press produces 135 gallons of cider. The old, wooden press is layered with up to 50 bushels of apples at one time. If running non-stop all day, it can make . . .
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