ALBION, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The owners of the Albion Cider Mill got their hands dirty and their gallon jugs filled during two weekends of making apple cider for customers. Often working 12 hour days to get the job done.
Richard Lawrence started making apple cider during his first job in 1958. At 71-years-old he's still making it with a cider press he purchased five years ago from Maplecroft Farm in Burnham. Lawrence welcomes customers who bring their bushels of apples that are turned into cider.
"Doesn't stop and yesterday we had time to eat one slice of pizza before the next crowd came," said Lawrence about his schedule.
Customers must bring at least 6 bushels and are charged $2.50 a gallon for the cider. Phillip Demaynadier went above and beyond that requirement, bringing 25 bushels that produced 90 gallons of cider.
"25 bushels here today," said Demaynadier. "We would have been spending two days hand cranking apples and so we said we're going to the cider mill."
Lawrence is unable to accept any new customers for the rest of this season, but he hopes to continue pressing again next fall.