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On the Farm: Getting Ready for Harvest

On the Farm: Getting Ready for Harvest

Exciting things are happening on the farm! Amidst the craziness that summer brings with it, the farm is getting ready for even more exciting things to start happening in the coming weeks! In the orchard, the apples are starting to ripen and change colour along with the long sunny days – this means they are […]

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We Welcome Some Feathered Friends To Our Farm

We Welcome Some Feathered Friends To Our Farm

Five new chicks are settling into life on the Sea Cider farm! We are all very excited to introduce our newest additions to the farm; five 13-week old chicks. They are still quite young, and not quite fully grown, but are settling into their new home and we anticipate that they will start laying eggs in about […]

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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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