“Local Apples, Now and in the Past”
Free Fall Lecture on October 20, 2016, 7:30 pm Farley’s Music Hall, 37 Mill Street, Elsah, Illinois
Local Apples, Now and in the Past” is the topic of a talk followed by a question and answer session by Joe Ringhausen, local orchard owner in Jersey County. The Jerseyville orchards were purchased in 1929.
Sponsored by Liberty Bank of Godfrey, Illinois, this free lecture is part of the Hosmer Williams series given by Historic Elsah Foundation. This year’s theme is nature. The talk is at 7:30 pm, Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Farley’s Music Hall, 37 Mill Street, Elsah, IL. Free refreshments are available after the talk. With the theme of “apples” the refreshments will feature apples ingredients and things that go well with apples. All are welcome to attend.
What is your favorite apple? How does it grow? What about heritage apples? Learn from Joe Ringhausen and then taste treats made with apples.
The orchard’s signature, award winning, sweet cider is blended from equal amounts of tart apples, such as Jonathans, and sweet apples, like Fujis. The sweet cider is a mainstay at the Apple House from September until Christmas time, routinely selling out by the first of the year.
During the peak cider season, the orchard makes between 500 and 700 gallons per week, which they also sell to other stores, growers and markets.
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