The Kick-Off to Apple Harvesting, Juicing, Baking & More! The 2nd Annual City Cider at Spadina Museum, Part I!


Apple baked goods, cider, orchards, fruit trees, and apple picking in the afternoon sun – it was the perfect day to ring in the season of apple harvesting and the 2nd annual City Cider festival in the city today!  Toronto’s very own Not Far From the Tree, the philanthropic organization that has been picking fruit, donating to community centres and shelters, changing lives, and bringing communities together locally and globally through their events and programs for the past 5 years, teamed up with Toronto’s historic Spadina house and museum for this Sunday afternoon celebration of all things apple related!  I haven’t had this much fun at a festival for a long time and I was absolutely blown away by all the activities and special apple related things they were able to cram into 4 hours! 

I have SO many photos that I still need to edit, so this is just a sneak peek of some of the fun things I enjoyed today before tomorrow’s big post, including a demonstration on how to make apple butter inside Spadina house’s historic kitchen, watching bushels of apples transformed into cider from start to finish, apple caramel cupcakes (YES, CUPCAKES!), exploring the beautiful grounds, gardens, and orchard trees, getting to know more about Not Far From the Tree, and plenty of tastings!  


Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens is located at 285 Spadina Rd. across the street from Casa Loma.