Local farmer and ciderist Michael Chick of St. Lô Cider will turn your overabundance into a fresh, hyper-local cider made from Bainbridge Island apples. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to Friends of the Farm’s new Young Farmer’s Advisory Committee, a connection that will help support and encourage the next generation of farming on Bainbridge.
Don’t have an apple tree but still want to help? Looking for a safe way to give back to your community that’s fun and all-ages? Check in with your neighbors & local businesses and see if they’d mind you gleaning from their trees! Or, head to Johnson Farm, and gather from the publicly-owned apple orchard… if you can beat the deer of course.
How this works
Gather your apples (cardboard boxes are best). For cider -- crabapples, small hard apples and juicy tart apples are great. We'll take them all!
✓ Mark the boxes with your full name and either email or phone number (So we know who to thank).
No-contact apple drop-off:
September 10 – 13th and September 24 - 27th at Johnson Farm. Drop them off any time; we’ll come grab ‘em! Here is a Map to Johnson Farm for the drop off location. Leave your boxes of apples under the white tent adjacent the green barn in the gravel parking area.
No-contact apple pickup:
September 10th – 13th
and again on September 24 - 27th
Text your address to 206-452-9754 and place your apples at the end of your driveway. One of our volunteers will pick them up.