Cider Press Rentals

Renting Our Cider Presses

Do you want to try your hand at making cider? City Fruit has three cider presses: one electric press and two manual presses (referred to as “Manual I” and “Manual II” in the appointment scheduler)!

If you are interested in renting a press, please use the appointment scheduler below.  Note that rentals are either Friday to Monday or Tuesday to Thursday.

If you have further questions, you can contact us at info@cityfruit.org!

Please note that press rentals are finalized only once the rental fee has been payed. 

A link will be included in the appointment confirmation email. 

City Fruit reserves the right to cancel unpaid reservations within one week of appointment booking.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean “within one week of appointment booking?”

 

Payments must be made via the Jotform link included in the appointment confirmation email within one week of submission.  For example, if you book an appointment on June 21st, you must submit the the Jotform with payment before June 28th.  This ensures that rental slots are open to those who fully intend to utilize our cider presses.

What are the costs associated with renting a cider press?

 

Weekend (Friday to Monday)

$65

Weekday (Tuesday to Thursday)

$50

Weekend Community Partner/Member  (Friday to Monday)

$50

Weekday Community Partner/Member (Tuesday to Thursday)

$35

Cider Quality Apples (under 50 pounds)

$1 per pound

Cider Quality Apples (over 50 pounds)

50 cents per pound

Cider Quality Apples Community Partner/Member (any amount)

50 cents per pound

How many apples does it take to make one gallon of cider?

 

This depends on the apples!  Variety, size, and quality are all factors in yield.  We estimate anywhere from 25 to 50 pounds yields one gallon of cider.

How do I use the press?

 

Check out the following how-to documents to get a feel for how they look, operate, and come apart:

 

– Manual / Electric Cider Press Operating Handout

– Electric Cider Press Cleaning Instruction

(Image description: click-to-expand image of the manual cider press and its components)
(Image description: click-to-expand image of the electric cider press and its components)