Pressing Apple Cider: A Family Affair

Steve Biggs taught his children how to make apple cider early on. That’s because for Biggs, author of the award-winning book “Grow Figs Where You Think You Can’t” pressing cider is one of his favourite ways to celebrate the harvest and to build community.

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Pressing Apple Cider in Your Family

Do you make apple cider each year? Is making cider making part of your family tradition? I’d love to hear your story. You can share it on the Orchard People facebook page here.

Susan Poizner

Susan Poizner

Director, Fruit Tree Care Education Online

Susan Poizner is a filmmaker and writer and the author of the award-winning fruit tree care book Growing Urban Orchards. She is the  creator of the award-winning online fruit tree care training at, and host of’s Urban Forestry Radio Show. Susan grows fruit trees in Toronto, Canada.