For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Ventetuolo
Reno, Nevada. Oct. 13, 2016. The Washoe Valley Cider Squeeze has been canceled due to the fires in the Washoe Valley area. A taste of history, entertainment, education, and more will be found at the Washoe Valley Cider Squeeze on Saturday, Oct.15, 2016, at the historic Bowers Mansion County Park Comstock Pavilion from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Bowers Mansion will be open to the public for tours. Attendees will be able to watch and participate in a demonstration of how apples are made into juice and will have an opportunity to sample apples and fresh-pressed cider.
What: Washoe Valley Cider Squeeze
Where: Historic Bowers Mansion County Park Comstock Pavilion
When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Other activities include a historical portrayal by Lady Caroline, who entertains and educates with her handmade vintage costumes and stories of Nevada history. Tea House Gardens will have promotional materials available and apple orders will be accepted during the event. Participants are encouraged to bring their own picnic, or snacks and appetizers to share. Admission and parking are free.
“Most people have only tasted a handful of apple varieties and very few people know that we have some of the old varieties growing on ranch sites right here in Northern Nevada,” Owner of Tea House Gardens Bill Murphy-Sharp said. “This year, we are hoping consumers learn about these old varieties, buy some fruit, make some cider and help support restoration of this uniquely regional specialty crop in Northern Nevada. It is important to recognize that after being cultivated in our arid climate for more than a century, these trees have adapted to our region, which imparts to the fruit unique colors, flavors and storage characteristics and we are just discovering them.”
Even though the Community Horticulture and Cider Making project is partially funded by the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, the views of this event do not necessarily represent the official views of the Nevada State Department of Agriculture, Plant Division or the State of Nevada.
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