Rees Fruit Farm and cider mill, near Topeka, Kansas, has been operated by the Rees family since 1901. They grow 24 different varieties of apples which are hand picked. Rather than select a combination of apples that they believe will produce the finest cider, they change the mix of apples through the season and Rees apple cider tastes different at different times through the season.
All of Rees apple cider is pasteurized and most of it has preservatives. Some apple cider without preservatives is available if you visit Rees Apple Farm, but you cannot purchase it un-pasturized.
I visited Rees Apple Farm with a friend who grew up in Topeka 35 years ago. She was pleased to discover that Rees still sells the apple slushes which loved. I'm pleased to report that they are very good.
The Rees family grows asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, gooseberries, tomatoes, raspberries, cherries, blackberries, squash, peaches, nectarines, peaches, apples, grapes and pumpkins. They also distribute honey, preserves and baked goods. I bought a wonderful rhubarb pie which came from MarCon Pies of Washington, Kansas.
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