#TakeOverTuesday: Rittman Orchards, Wayne County

Every Tuesday an Ohio Farm Bureau member takes over the Ohio Farm Bureau Instagram for the day to share a day in their life. Check in throughout the day or follow us on Instagram, @OhioFarmBureau, to meet new Ohio farmers and ag professionals every #TakeOverTuesday.

Good morning from Rittman Orchards and Bent Ladder! I am Matt Vodraska (on the far left) and my family owns and operates a 125-acre diversified fruit farm, farm market and winery in Wayne County. I’m happy to be part of #TakeOverTuesday and show what a fall day is like on the farm! . . #TakeOverTuesday this week is with Matt Vodraska of Rittman Orchards and Bent Ladder in Wayne County. Meet Ohio farmers and Farm Bureau members each week for #TakeOverTuesdayOFBF . . #ohio #farm #farmer #farm365 #ag #agriculture #ohiofarm #ohiofarmer #ohioag #ohioagriculture #ohiofarmlife #ohiofarm365 #ohiogram #ohiofarmbureau #discoverohio #farmlife #pumpkins #fallinohio #ohiopumpkins #ohioapples #apples #fall #ohiofall @rittmanorchards

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We are still busy picking apples in the orchard. With over 80 varieties planted, we pick from the beginning of July through the end of October. All of our crops are hand harvested. The apples are picked into these bins which way 700 pounds when full! . . #TakeOverTuesday this week is with Matt Vodraska of Rittman Orchards and Bent Ladder in Wayne County. Meet Ohio farmers and Farm Bureau members each week for #TakeOverTuesdayOFBF . . #ohio #farm #farmer #farm365 #ag #agriculture #ohiofarm #ohiofarmer #ohioag #ohioagriculture #ohiofarmlife #ohiofarm365 #ohiogram #ohiofarmbureau #discoverohio #farmlife #pumpkins #fallinohio #ohiopumpkins #ohioapples #apples #fall #ohiofall @rittmanorchards #howaboutthemapples #anappleaday

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There is a lot of chemistry and quality control through every step of hard cider making. I spend a lot of time in the lab this time of year ensuring the quality of our products are top notch. This cider, Fresh Pressed, was just released; a hard cider sweetened with freshly pressed Honeycrisp cider from this season. . . #TakeOverTuesday this week is with Matt Vodraska of Rittman Orchards and Bent Ladder in Wayne County. Meet Ohio farmers and Farm Bureau members each week for #TakeOverTuesdayOFBF . . #ohio #farm #farmer #farm365 #ag #agriculture #ohiofarm #ohiofarmer #ohioag #ohioagriculture #ohiofarmlife #ohiofarm365 #ohiogram #ohiofarmbureau #discoverohio #farmlife #pumpkins #fallinohio #ohiopumpkins #ohioapples #apples #fall #ohiofall @rittmanorchards #drinkyourfruit #hardworkinghardcider #cidergram

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It might be getting dark earlier but I’m still working as the sun goes down. I’m working on mixing bins of fermenting red grapes to help extract color and tannin. During this process I do the punch down twice a day at least. . . #TakeOverTuesday this week is with Matt Vodraska of Rittman Orchards and Bent Ladder in Wayne County. Meet Ohio farmers and Farm Bureau members each week for #TakeOverTuesdayOFBF . . #ohio #farm #farmer #farm365 #ag #agriculture #ohiofarm #ohiofarmer #ohioag #ohioagriculture #ohiofarmlife #ohiofarm365 #ohiogram #ohiofarmbureau #discoverohio #farmlife #pumpkins #fallinohio #ohiopumpkins #ohioapples #apples #fall #ohiofall @rittmanorchards #ohiowine #drinkyourfruit #fermentation #yougetwhatyougive

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The sun is finally disappearing over valleys of Wayne County and it’s getting to be that time to make tomorrows to-do list. Thanks for sharing the day with us and hope to see you out soon for some apples, wine or cider! . . #TakeOverTuesday this week is with Matt Vodraska of Rittman Orchards and Bent Ladder in Wayne County. Meet Ohio farmers and Farm Bureau members each week for #TakeOverTuesdayOFBF . . #ohio #farm #farmer #farm365 #ag #agriculture #ohiofarm #ohiofarmer #ohioag #ohioagriculture #ohiofarmlife #ohiofarm365 #ohiogram #ohiofarmbureau #discoverohio #farmlife #pumpkins #fallinohio #ohiopumpkins #ohioapples #apples #fall #ohiofall @rittmanorchards #ohiofruit #eatlocal #drinklocal #goodnightandgoodluck

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