Siciliano's Market News, September 9, 2021 Edition

This week's list of new and returning products follows info on how to procure fresh grapes and raw cider, when we will be offering the free on-site use of our wine making equipment and a reminder about our annual beer & winemaking sale



Preamble by Steve Siciliano


September is apple harvesting time here in West Michigan and that means there will soon be plenty of fresh juice available for beer- and winemaking hobbyists looking to whip up a batch or two of hard cider.


On Saturday, October 23, Klein Cider Mill will be selling fresh-squeezed juice in our back parking lot between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. The price for Klein’s award-winning cider is $5.00 per gallon and you must supply your own containers. Of course, as always, we will have containers available for purchase along with yeast, pectic enzyme and anything else you might need for making hard cider.


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If you live in the environs of Beer City USA and are thinking about making wine from fresh grapes this fall, there are options available for home vintners looking to source locally grown fruit. Here is the contact information for Taylor Ridge Vineyards in Allegan, Morgan Vineyard in Coopersville and C & C Ranch in Stevensville. All are good sources for fresh wine grapes:


Taylor Ridge Vineyards

  • 3843 105th Ave. Allegan, MI 49010

  • Email: bctaylor@btc-bci.com

  • Cell: 269-491-1512

  • Home: 269-521-4047

Morgan Vineyard

  • 15775 40th Avenue, Coopersville, MI 49404

  • Email: morgangrapes@gmail.com

  • Phone: 616-648-3025

C & C Ranch

  • 1791 W Rockey Weed Rd. Stevensville, MI 49127

  • Email: ccsranch@gmail.com

  • Phone: 269-470-7043

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We will be offering the free on-site use of our fruit crushers and basket presses from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the next three Sundays in the parking lot behind Siciliano's. Dates for the free use of the equipment are as follows:


  • Sunday, September 12

  • Sunday, September 19

  • Sunday, September 26

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