Questions

  1. Can cider be frozen? And other questions asked about Tanner's Cider.
  2. How long can apples be stored?
  3. How long will gourds last?
  4. How long will squash keep?
  5. Questions about school tours?
  6. What apple do you recommend for pies?
  7. What apple holds its shape in a pie? 
  8. What apple is good for applesauce?
  9. What is a good soft apple?
  10. Where is Tanner's Orchard?
  11. What is a good tart apple?

Answers

  1. Can cider be frozen? And other questions asked about Tanner's Cider.
    Yes, up to a year. Be sure and remove 1-2 cups from each gallon before freezing. Also, cider may be kept in the refrigerator after purchase, for two weeks. A preservative is added to our cider to prevent fermentation. There is no sugar added to Tanners cider. Our cider is just the natural juice from selected blend of Tanners special apples.
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  2. How long can apples be stored?
    Store in refrigerator in perforated plastic bag or container to prevent drying out. Add a couple tablespoons of water. They should be good until Christmas. Summer apples, such as Lodi and Paula Red, are not good keepers. They must be refrigerated at once and used within four to six weeks.
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  3. How long will gourds last?
    Gourds will last longer if sprayed with a clear finish; this will also keep them from drying out. Gourds should last 6 to 8 weeks. After they are dry, gourds will last many years.
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  4. How long will squash keep?
    Keep squash in a dry cool place and they will keep for about a month to six weeks.
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  5. Questions about school tours?
    School tours are scheduled Monday thru Friday during September and October. Cost is $5.00 per person students and adults. Tours will last approximately 1 hour and may include a ride in the Apple Cart through the Orchard, a visit to the animal barn, a tour of the packing shed and time to be on the playground. Also, each person may pick 1 gourd or mini pumpkin and will receive a cider sample, a cider donut and a coloring book. Each classroom teacher will receive an educational packet to take back to the classroom. A picnic area is available for groups bringing their own lunch.
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  6. What apple do you recommend for pies?
    Golden Delicious or Jonagold for a sweeter pie. Jonathan for a tart pie.
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  7. What apple holds its shape in a pie?
    All varieties except McIntosh. We do not recommend Red Delicious for cooking.
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  8. What apple is good for applesauce?
    Jonathan, for pink tart sauce; Golden Delicious or McIntosh for sweeter sauce. A combination of Golden Delicious and Jonathan also makes a delicious applesauce.
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  9. What is a good soft apple?
    McIntosh
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  10. Where is Tanner's Orchard?
    Tanner's Orchard is approximately 20 miles north of Peoria on Route 40 at the Junction of Route 17 and 40. Or 30 miles south of I-80 Exit #45 on State Route 40.
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  11. What is a good tart apple?
    Jonathan
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Open Hours for the 2017 Season

FARM MARKET
August 
M-Sa 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday Closed 

September & October 
Every Day 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

November 
M-Sa 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday Closed 

BACK 40
August - October 31
M-Sa 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

U-PICK
Beginning of September - as long as there are apples to pick

Open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily 
Last admission is at 4:15 p.m. 

CORN MAZE
Starting September 1st - October 31 

Open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily except Saturday 
Saturdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm 
Group Reservations available. 

Festival Days include:

  • Saturdays and Sundays in September and October
  • Labor Day (Monday, September 4th) 
  • Columbus Day (Friday, October 6th through Monday, October 9th) 
  • The ponies will be at Tanners beginning of September. 
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