Portland Cider Company has announced details for the 2nd annual PDX Apple Recycling, a program that collects bushels of apples from the backyards of neighbors in the Portland Metropolitan area and hand presses them into a community cider to support a local charity.
More from the press release:
Portland Cider Co. is encouraging the community to recycle their fallen and unwanted backyard apples, rather than throw them away. Edible quality apples will be accepted daily from 9am to 9pm from now until October 31, with drop off at the company’s Clackamas Taproom + Cidery, located at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd., Bldg. F.
“This full-scale community effort is about bringing people together to create handmade craft cider, using the apples from our own backyards here in the Portland Metro area, while reducing waste with this unique apple recycling program,” stated Lynda Parrish, owner of Portland Cider Co. “We are excited to bring together cider, community, sustainability, tradition and charity with this release.”
The community cider, appropriately named “Oregon Wild,” will be released in December at the Portland Cider Co.’s annual Wassail Party. One hundred percent of the net proceeds of the cider sales will be donated to the Oregon Wild, a nonprofit conservation organization that works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians.
Portland Cider Co. was the first cidery to join the Oregon Brewshed Alliance, an outreach initiative for Oregon Wild made up of a coalition of brewers that work to protect the public and wildlands in the Northwest. The PDX Apple Recycling collection program is Portland Cider Co.’s annual fundraiser for the organization.
A minimum donation of one bushel (40 lbs.) of edible quality apples applies; in exchange for each bushel, donors will receive one voucher for a pint of cider redeemable at either of Portland Cider Co.’s two taprooms; the opportunity to hand press apples into cider at a pressing party on September 30; tickets to a VIP pre-party for the Portland Cider Co. annual Wassail Party in December; and good karma from Mother Earth, with 100 percent of net proceeds donated to Oregon Wild.
More information is available at www.PortlandCider.com/drive.