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Cider-Maker's Stationery


Making cider at home is pretty easy. It takes very little in the way of space or equipment and just a few hours of your time. It's fun! I'm actually teaching a free Zoom class on making cider on September 15, 2020.

But you do need apples. These can be bought at a store or farmer's market, of course, but where's the fun in that. And as any observant ambler can attest, millions of apples go un-used every fall.

That's where my Cider-Maker's Stationery comes in. You can use this unique two-part card to contact prospective fruit tree owners and get apples for free!

Here's how it works:

  1. As the aspiring cider-maker, you fill in the top part, explaining what you're after (apples, pears, quince, etc.) and how many finished cider bottles you'll give for the privilege of harvesting the tree (s).
  2. Drop the pre-stamped* envelope in the mail and wait for your reply.
  3. The tree owner receives the card, and fills out the bottom portion, along with a good day/time for you to harvest the tree.
  4. They separate the bottom pre-stamped bottom portion ...
  5. ... and drop it in the mailbox.
  6. You get the card back and arrange your pick!
  7. Make cider, and deliver the agreed-upon quantity of cider.

Cider is a great way to meet your neighbors.

Fresh-Pressed in Portland

This open-edition A2 (4.375" x 5.75") card was printed by hand, with love, on gluten-powered letterpress equipment using soy-based inks. 

American-made French Paper

My Cider-Maker's Stationery is printed on 80 lb., Made in the USA paper made from 100% cotton. Cotton paper is made from biproducts salvaged from textile production, keeping waste out of the landfill, and uses less water and energy than traditional tree-based paper. It feels really nice, too.

* The stamped version comes with appropriate postage for USA domestic mail. It's also available in an international-friendly un-stamped version for $1.00 less. 

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