ELSAH — Jersey County orchard owner Joe Ringhausen will give a talk about apples, followed by a question-and-answer session, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Farley’s Music Hall, 37 Mill St.
The Ringhausen family purchased its Jerseyville orchards in 1929. 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 500 to 700 gallons per week, which it also sells to other stores, growers and markets.
Free refreshments will be available after the talk. With the theme of “apples,” refreshments will feature apples and things that go well with apples — unbeatable combinations. The public is welcome to attend.
Sponsored by Liberty Bank of Godfrey, this free lecture is part of the Hosmer-Williams series given by the Historic Elsah Foundation. This year’s theme is “nature.”