At Wildcraft, we pride ourselves on being community organizers and responsible stewards of local resources. The annual Community Apple Drive allows us to combine our passion for cider with our commitment to community involvement. This full-scale community effort helps us utilize local resources; the age-old process of crafting handmade cider brings us closer together.
Oregonians consider the question, “Where is my food coming from?” The Community Apple Drive is our very close-to-home answer. In the summer and fall, when neighborhood trees paint the sidewalks with fallen fruit and backyards turn into wild places with too much fruit to handle, our WildCraft family is ready to help you turn your fruit into something more.
During the Community Apple Drive, which will typically run July – November, WildCraft Cider Works invites you to bring your fallen and unwanted fruit in exchange for WildCraft trade. Donate your unwanted apples, pears, and plums (all varietals welcome) in exchange for cider, juice, and/or Cider House vouchers. The more fruit you donate, the bigger exchange you’ll get. Think of it as a grassroots barter system, with handcrafted cider as the trade.
Drop fruit at these locations
WildCraft press house:
254 Lincoln St. Eugene, OR 97401 • Mon – Fri: 9am-5pm
the Cider House:
390 Lincoln St. Eugene, OR 97401 • Tues – Sat: after 5pm
Barter fruit for Cider!
The more fruit you bring the more trade you get!
1 bushel = 1 pint of cider or 1 quart of fresh juice
4 bushels* = 32oz commemorative growlette**+ fill
• OR •
One ticket to 2016 Harvest Party
* Bushel is equal to 35 – 40lbs of usable fruit or 8 gallons of juice when pressed. Payment in trade voucher redeemable at The CiderHouse. **While supplies last. Payment in trade voucher redeemable at The CiderHouse.
Depending on the amount and variety of fruit received, Wildcraft will release the annual Community Apple Cider produced, sometime between January – March. Cider doesn’t get more local than when it is made from the fruit of your own trees. Whether you’re a fruit connoisseur with a basket from your personal orchard, or your neighborhood is a jungle with an abundance of forsaken fruit, your contribution can help us resourcefully craft a distinctly local, and uniquely enjoyable, cider. Each year, 10% of the proceeds from all sales will be donated to a local land conservation and stewardship groups.
Your community, your resources, your CiderHouse.