Of the orchard. The orchard was planted on the 10th
November 1808 (?)
Letter from microfilm located at the Piqua Public Library
This recreation of the Johnston's 1828 Cider House brings to mind cool autumn afternoons when the frontier family would gather together to peel and process apples to create products that would prove invaluable to them throughout the year. The Johnstons made both hard and soft cider, which were used as products for sale and trade, as well as apple cider vinegar.
Apples were one of John Johnston's main crops. He was known for innovative farming and had at least two orchards with eight varieties of apples, including Golden Pippins and McMahon's.