Joys of Apple Cider

Apple Cider Business

CiderIf you are creative and tenacious enough to be a successful entrepreneur, starting a cider business is something that you just simply need to think about. So, if you are thinking about opening a cider business, but you are not sure about what you need to do, you are at the right place. The following is what you need to know to get started.

Selling Cider

When it comes to cider, it is a very popular beverage, and as such, it is a great entrepreneurial opportunity for anyone who wants to get into the beverage industry. In order to start, you need to have access to a cider mill. Cider mill is the kind of equipment that crushes your fruit to create the fruit juice that you will need in order to make cider.

The most common type of cider is an apple cider, but there are other types of cider as well (peach cider for example). There is one very important decision that you will need to make – you will have to decide whether your cider will be an alcoholic beverage or a non-alcoholic one. One thing is for sure though, and that is that you will need to have access to a cider mill or some other fruit pressing machinery.

There are two options that you can choose from – you can either partner with an existing cider mill or buy your own. The best solution is to buy used fruit pressing equipment, and the reason why is because buying new, unused fruit pressing equipment could cost you a lot of money.

Cider Business As a Core Business Versus a Side Business

If you already own some kind of an apple business, cider business can be a great side business. But if you don’t, you can create a great cider empire, with distribution through bars and restaurants or shelf space in grocery stores across the country. The first thing that you need to do is think about how big you would like your cider business to be, what will be its initial location, and what you need to do to get started and grow.


Cider Business is Great Along With Other Local Businesses.

The Apple Business is where my heart is and I have a few kids who have followed in my foot steps. While one kid is leading a National Cider Company, I have another who makes small batch cider and both love their jobs and are very successful.

While apples are great, not all fall close to the tree and that’s okay!  One of my kids is associated with a great local lawn care company They do great and is another example of a local business that still allows you to work with nature. So rather its apple sauce, apple cider or some other business, follow your passion.

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Its Not Just Applesauce

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider VinegarWhile running the orchard over the years you find 101 uses for apples. Some are a bit more popular. One thing we got into a bit was Apple Cider Vinegar and it became quit the little business.

There are a ton of benefits to Apple Cider Vinegar.

For hundreds of years, people have been using vinegar for various cooking and household purposes. Vinegar is also known as an ancient folk remedy, which people believe can help with all sorts of health problems. Apple cider vinegar is the most popular vinegar in the natural health community. It supposedly leads to all sorts of benefits, and some of them are even supported by science.

Among other things, this includes lower blood sugar levels, improved symptoms of diabetes and weight loss. The following are some of the health benefits of apple cider vinegar, and keep in mind that all of these are supported by scientific research.

Apple Cider Vinegar Is High in Acetic Acid

The process of making vinegar is very short. In fact, it only consists of two steps, and it is related to the way that alcohol is made. The meaning of the word ”vinegar” in French is ”sour wine”. Organic apple cider vinegar contains enzymes, friendly bacteria and proteins. All of these things give it a murky, cobweb-like appearance.

Even though there is not a single study that supports this, some people still believe that the ”mother” is what makes apple cider vinegar so good. Apple cider vinegar is not so high in calories – about three calories per tablespoon. There are not many minerals and vitamins in apple cider vinegar either, but it does contain a little bit of potassium. It is important to note that a quality apple cider vinegar also contains some antioxidants and amino acids as well.

Apple cider vinegar is made by taking apples and fermenting the sugars from them. Doing this will turn them into acetic acid, which is an active ingredient in vinegar.

Apple Cider Vinegar Can Kill Many Different Types of Bacteria

Apple cider vinegar can help kill many different types of pathogens, including bacteria. Some people are using it for cleaning and disinfecting purposes, as well as for treating nail fungus, warts, ear infections and lice.However, keep in mind that many of these applications are yet to be confirmed by research.

Some people are also using apple cider vinegar as a food preservative. Acetic acid is the main substance in apple cider vinegar, and it can kill many different types of bacteria.

It May Protect You Against Cancer

There is no doubt about it – cancer is a terrible disease. A lot of people talk about how an apple cider vinegar can protect you from cancer. As some studies have shown, vinegar can shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. However, keep in mind that none of these studies were done on human beings, so this is yet to be confirmed.

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Cider Milling

Cider Mill Antiques

Apple LoveOkay you say what is a cider mill antique?

Well a cider mill is used for juicing apples and making various types of cider. An antique, well that is something old, me 🙂

As a 3rd generation apple farmer and 2nd generation apple cider business owner I think it all makes perfect sense.

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Really my hope is this blog makes you laugh and inspires you to complete your journey…

As I throw my apple farming memories together creating what some might call funny juice. Along with our business journey and the dos and do not’s in a family run business. Trust me there are as many do not’s as do’s. The struggle was real…

Enough out of this old goat, check out this awesome video we found.