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University Place Curran Apple Orchard Park Cider Squeeze

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This is a great place to visit and this is their annual apple cider squeeze fest (please read the rules listed below if you want cider). You can pick or purchase apples at the orchard and they squeeze them into cider (or you can just take the apples home to eat). They also sell apple pies. Hoping to get over there next spring for one of their pruning classes too.

The Curran Apple Orchard Park is a 7.33 pruning trees at the orchard acre apple orchard located within the City of University Place. Created as a hobby orchard in the early 1950s, the orchard today offers residents and visitors a multitude of opportunities.

More than 200 trees with more than 15 varieties of apples offer a tranquil place to enjoy nature along with providing food and shelter for birds, bees, small wildlife and deer.

 2012 Cider Squeeze

Featuring Delicious Cider & Apple Pie

Johnny Appleseed

The Big Apple


Sunday, September 9th 2012
12:00pm - 4:00pm
3920 Grandview Dr. W.
University Place, WA


Freshly Squeezed Cider

* Only Curran Orchard apples can be squeezed.
* Visitors can pick apples at the event or purchase apples for a small fee.
* Please do NOT bring HOME GROWN apples to prevent the spread of disease.
* Do bring clean jugs and picking bags from home or purchase jugs at the event.

*Pressings are limited to two milk crates per family.


Here are a few tips to help you enjoy the day.

1. Start at the info booth on Grandview Drive to get your picking bags and press coupon. If you’ve adopted a tree, we’ll help you find it. If not, why not consider adopting one--the returns are delicious!

2.Pick apples from any tree in the orchard except taped trees (for preschool tours).No home grown apples allowed to prevent the spread of disease. Please limit your pickings so everyone has a chance to enjoy the day.

3.Plastic jugs are available for purchase for $1

4. Wash Stations -All apples must be washed prior to squeezing. You can wash up to two milk crates full of apples at one time.

5. Press area-Take the two milk crates of washed apples to the pressing area. Present your coupon(see below) to the cider press operator. Each family will get one pressing per time (up to one gallon or two milk crates). The amount of cider will vary based on the size of the press and juiciness of the apples. Feel free to take extra apples home to enjoy. If you want to squeeze again, please get another coupon from the information booth before you get back into line.


It is highly recommended to boil or pasteurize raw apple juice/cider before drinking to destroy any harmful bacteria. Refrigerate and drink within five days or freeze for later use.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope there's a way to find meetup folks if I don't make it at noon on the dot!

    September 6, 2012

    • Mollie

      Hi K, it was nice to meet you and Alison. Did you get lots of cider? I hope to see you again at a future meet. :)

      September 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Mollie, it was good to meet you too among the apple trees! Thanks for stopping us and introducing yourself. I never did find the rest of the group, but I was pressed for time and I am glad I kept picking. We made it through the lines just in time, with 2 1/2 gallons!

      September 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Even though I didn't meet everyone, my friend and I had a great time and made off with 2 1/2 gallons of cider! What fun!

    September 12, 2012

  • Keri

    This was great fun and a lot of hard work!! This was my first time here so I was amazed at how many people were there and the long lines... this was an event you needed to be there early! A wagon is in order next year!!

    September 11, 2012

  • Keri

    This type of event is a self tour situation, so sorry if I missed any members. I waited at the entrance until shortly after 12:00 and with a 4 year old grandson that is itching to pick apples, wasn't able to linger if members got there after that time. This was much bigger than I anticipated and there were long lines to wash and squeeze your apples. That being said it was a lot of fun - just didn't realize what hard work it was toting those apples in a crate was...A wagon is in order next year!

    September 11, 2012

  • Mollie

    Such a fun event! Small and low-key enough to fit my tastes. A great way to kick-off fall and the weather was really nice for apple picking.

    September 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Keri, thanks for suggesting this. I wouldn't have heard about it. I didn't "squeeze" my apples there, but will do something yummy with them later. Hard to pick much with a 2yr old in tow. Mollie- Thanks for hanging with us...

    September 9, 2012

  • Starlean M.

    Fun event. Never did meet up with any of the group

    September 9, 2012

  • Keri

    We will be at the entrance parking lot a few minutes before noon. For those who arrive later, it is a small place - we will be wandering around checking stuff out or standing in line to get the apples squeezed. For those who don't know me, look for the flaming red haired woman with a group of people, including my 4 year old grandson. Looking forward to seeing you soon!!

    September 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where are we meeting? It's a long drive for me to miss everyone.

    September 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    These is really a beautiful space. I went there in early spring when the orchard was in full bloom. My daughter likes to use it for photoshoots. The cider squeeze will be fun.

    August 4, 2012

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