Slow Food and a New Harvest
It's never to late to learn something new ... and for us, that is making sparkling apple cider from our backyard apples!
Did you know Sonoma County is home to the endangered Sebastopol Gravenstein apple? (https://www.slowfoodusa.org/ark-item/sebastopol-gravenstein-apple)
The celebrated botanist and horticulturalist Luther Burbank spent most of his life in our community and his farm in Sebastopol now houses a community apple press (http://www.slowfoodrr.org/projects/sebastopol-gravenstein-apple-presidium/sebastopol-community-apple-press/) where we pressed our own estate apples for the first time. Sydney has dreams of recreating the dry sparkling cider she drank daily in Brittany, now under fermentation.
Check out our video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDo8QC1G6-w
What bounties are in your summer/fall garden and local community?