Local library gets lesson on making apple cider

BELPRE, Ohio (WTAP) - It was everything you ever wanted to know about making apple cider…all in one afternoon at the Belpre branch of the Washington County Library.

“Bring the Farm to You” is an educational program for all ages that travels across Ohio to teach people about farm living.

Christa Hein is the founder and owner of 'Bring the Farm to You.' She has been in farming education for more than 20 years.

"We really want people to connect with agriculture the way that our ancestors did," Hein said. "You know everybody at some point grew up on a farm, you know at some point in our history, we all got food from farms, so we're trying to share that; how that's made, how people can make things for themselves, where it all comes from."

There is no age limit on education.

"Today was a great model of that we serve preschool audiences all the way up to those in assisted living centers, so really everyone has this interest in what runs our lives. What fuels us behind the scenes," Hein said.

Many children and adults seemed amazed at the process as they learned about what type of apples are used to make apple cider and apple juice.

Bring the Farm to You teaches nine other classes, including maple sugaring and beekeeping.

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