Children crush donated apples for charity at Meriwether Cider

Posted at 7:11 PM, Aug 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-26 21:11:55-04

Local children got the fun opportunity to crush apples at Meriwether Cider Sunday-- and for a good cause.

For the past few weeks, Meriwether has been hosting an apple drive, where Idahoans were invited to donate their "backyard apples," rather than let them go to waste.

Meriwether's owner, a former teacher of 22 years, says he loves seeing kids learn the process of cider making.

"To see a kid enjoy it, and learn from it, is... it warms my heart," said Gig Leadbetter, owner of Meriwether Cider.

The children and their parents were able to "taste the fruits of their labor" at the third annual event.

The juice will be fermented and made into hard cider and sold to Meriwether customers. The proceeds will go directly to the Treasure Valley Food Coalition.