September 01, 2011
- New growers can try their hand at self-processing this year with a First Press mill. Press at your own schedule and even sort by varietal. It’s easy to manage any hobbyist orchard at 30 pounds/hour.
- For larger growers, if you’re lucky enough to expect a good crop this season, start planning your harvest needs now and check with your miller about scheduling an appointment.
- The process of ordering bottles, corks and shrink caps can take time. Don’t get caught short when you’re ready to move from bulk storage to consumer-sized packaging. And remember that while highly specialized bottle styles might attract attention on the shelf, they can be difficult to reorder or unavailable when it’s time to restock your supplies.