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On the Farm: 2017 Harvest is a Wrap

On the Farm: 2017 Harvest is a Wrap

And, just like that, the 2017 harvest is complete! With the apples off the trees and cold weather setting in our orchard is going through ch-ch-changes (brrrr). As the days become shorter, hormones tell the trees to stop growing and the orchard goes into its dormant state. While the trees are resting, sadly we won’t […]

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Calling Local Apple Growers, We Want Your Apples!

Calling Local Apple Growers, We Want Your Apples!

As many of you know, one of our most prized ciders is made from crowd-sourced fruit. That’s right – the delightfully juicy Kings and Spies is made from local Victoria apples that we get from un-kept orchards all over Victoria. When settlers first came to Victoria in the 1800’s they brought apple seeds to plant apple […]

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On the Farm: It’s Almost Harvest Time!

On the Farm: It's Almost Harvest Time!

Where Has the Summer Gone! I guess it’s time to get this old beast ready for the harvest! We don’t use it too much during the rest of the year, but this trusty old piece of machinery is instrumental for hauling around bins of apples come harvest time. Can you believe that it’s already August? […]

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On the Farm: Growing Dabinetts

On the Farm: Growing Dabinetts

It’s another blissful day in organic paradise! There’s baby cider apples everywhere! These little beauties are Dabinetts, a cultivar that dates back to the early 1900’s in Somerset, England. The story goes that a wise man named William Dabinett discovered this varietal growing wild and couldn’t help but notice how delightfully tannic and aromatic the […]

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One the Farm: Rumrunner Whips!

One the Farm: Rumrunner Whips!

Our nursery is just loving this summer weather! And, the little sprinkling of rain we’re having certainly doesn’t hurt. Our acting cidermaker and orchard manager, Stephen, is often found out here tending to his ‘babies’ and making sure they are growing up right. These little trees are actually called ‘whips’ – a newly grafted tree […]

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On the Farm: We’re Picking Apples!

On the Farm: We’re Picking Apples!

So long summer – it’s apple season! Picking apples at Sea Cider is an all-hands-on-deck kind of affair. This year, our little orchard is just loaded with apples. Almost everything you’ll see here are heirloom varietals of French and English bittersharps and bittersweets. They may not be the biggest and best looking apples, but to […]

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