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Monday, September 25th, 2006
Photo by Laura Walker/The Daily Standard

Ray Pruden, Rockford, presses layers of chopped apples wrapped in synthetic cloth with his family's over 100-year-old cider press on Sunday afternoon. The cider runs into a holding tank; from there it will go into jugs for sale at Niekamp's Farm and Flea Market.

Related online story:
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 7,500 gallons of cider. [More]
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