Take a step back in time at the annual Philip Foster Farm Cider Squeeze.
The Philip Foster Farm is a historic 1840s homestead featuring original and reconstructed buildings. Visitors to the farm participate in hands-on activities and get an insider’s look at what life was like on a working farm along the Oregon Trail.
Here’s the details about the 2023 event.
2023 Philip Foster Farm Cider Squeeze
On September 16, the farm invites you to bring your apples, press theirs or buy cider during the Cider Squeeze. This family-friendly event lets you make your very own fresh apple cider using the farm’s hand-cranked cider presses.
Aside from cider making, the event will have tours of the houses; hands-on corn grinding, log cabin building, and cross-cut sawing in the 1860s barn; blacksmithing demonstrations; board and wringer laundry boards; a new schoolhouse to explore; and community vendors. There is also live music, folk dancing, kids crafts and food for purchase.
On top of all that homestead entertainment is the country store stocked with toys, games, candy, household goods, books, textiles, and clothing all themed to the 1800s through early 1900s. They also stock handmade and authentic items like candles, knitted and woven goods, woodcraft items, and iron work.
General admission is $5 for individuals and $20 for families. If you would like to press your own cider to take home, here are the additional costs:
- $3 per gallon to press cider from your own apples.
- $10 per gallon to press cider from the farm’s apples.
- $1 per one gallon jug.
- $11 for pre-pressed, pasteurized cider.
The annual Cider Squeeze is taking place Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Philip Foster Farm is located at 22725 SE Eagle Creek Road in Eagle Creek, Oregon. For more information, visit the farm’s website.
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