The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. But when it falls... two area fruit cideries host community pressing events where anyone can donate their fallen or unwanted fruit.
In Ashland, Apple Outlaw and the Ashland Co-Op have partnered to host several collection weekends. Apple Outlaw gathers the fruit, presses and ferments it at their orchard in the Applegate Valley.
In Eugene, people can donate their fruit to the Wildcraft Cider Works press house during any business hours between July and November.
They then release four annual ciders in the Community Cider Series, the proceeds of which go to local community groups focused on land conservation, stewardship and food education.
Reps from the efforts visit with details.