Manuel Rivera brings in a bin of apples into the cooler to be processed later into apple cider at Kuipers Family Farm in Maple Park.
Photos by Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
After undergoing a pasteurizing process, the cider is then bottled into gallon jugs.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Apples come flying out of the washer and up a conveyor belt to the grinder where the juice is extracted from the apples.
Leo Gutierrez extracts the pressings from the grinder to be later used as fertilizer in the orchard.
Alfonso Umana loads the apple washer with apples to be washed and processed into apple cider.
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