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2Nd graders see how cider is made

BUCHANAN, Mich. -- Some Buchanan second graders visited a local orchard to see how a local fall favorite is made, apple cider.

It was part of an annual field trip to the 100 acre school farm on Andrews Road.

The district gets apples from local orchards and then the kids mash them up and turn the apples into cider.

Not only is a great teaching tool, but the students also have a blast.

"And they are learning when they go to the grocery store and see the apples on the shelf," said Principal Mark Nixon. "They are learning where they actually come from and how much work it is to make some of the products their parents buy it in the grocery stores."

The district bought the farm several years ago and all of the money goes back to the schools.

There is also a community walking trail on the farm where it offers a great chance to see the fall colors.

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