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Apple Cider Day


October 16, 2019

Saturday, Oct. 12, was Apple Cider Day at the Antique Apple Orchard, located west of the Narrows outside Sweet Home on Highway 20. The Brocard family, led by patriarch Joe Brocard, who grows some 200 varieties of apples along the South Santiam River, fired up their antique press, left, and sold cider, vinegar, dried apples and other goodies until they ran out. Lisa Brocard and her dad Joe Jr., who's hidden by the press, stack cloth-lined trays to filter out the juice.

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