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Friday, December 13, 2013

Equine Oat Crimper | Oat Roller | Hobby Horse Farm Oat Roller

Crimped or machine rolled oats have been reported to provide better Equine nutrition while making the Equine digestion process easier over standard oats.

The rolling process breaks open the hard protective outer shell allowing the nutritious soft inside to be better absorbed before passing through the digestive system.

Freshly rolled oats allow the nutritional value to be consumed when it’s right at the peak.   Oats rolled in a processing plant and then bagged for shipment will lose some of the nutritional aspects.

For those who have been purchasing crimped or rolled oats to feed to horses, you will be happy to learn of the new oat crimpers from Cottage Craft Works that can be used right in the stable or horse trailer.

Those who are currently purchasing rolled oats in the bag are probably paying an additional $2-$3 for a 50 lb bag over a year’s time that can really add up.

Rolled oats go further as well.  Those feeding rolled oats have noticed up to 30% less feed consumption.

Whether you have one or two horses or up to 30 head of horses the oat crimpers at Cottage Craft Works will do the job.

A hand crank portable unit will sit on a 5 gallon bucket.  It’s the perfect solution for a one or two horse hobby farms or to haul on the horse trailer.  The hand crank can even be removed and replaced with an electric drill.



A wall mount electric crimper is also available.  Equipped with a ¾ HP electric motor this compact crimper mounts right on the wall in the stable or horse trailer to crimp 30 lbs of oats in as little as 6 minutes.  The hopper will hold 5 gals of oats at a time.



This unit can also be mounted on to a bin with an overhead hopper for continuous flow operations.



CCW-3 stationary oat crimper also handles corn and barley!  This is a heavy duty crimper for larger ranches.  Unit will crimp 50 lbs of oats in about a minute. 


CCW-2 stationary oat crimper is ideal for operations up to 12 head. 

Oat crimpers are USA Amish made and are being used on Amish and non-Amish farms and ranches.

To see more visit Cottage Craft Works .com

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Rental Bikes | Scooters | Tourist-Resort-Beach Income Rental | Push Scooters

These cute kick scooters will likely be a hit to add to an existing rental fleet or to start a new  rental revenue stream.

Bike rentals are a great seasonal income for resort and tourist areas. Adorable scooters are fun to ride, provide a better workout than a standard bicycle and are very rental friendly.



Push scooters use the same tires and wheels as a standard bicycle but do not have a seat, peddles or chain and sprockets to get messed up.

Having no chain or pedals means less maintenance and up keep for the shop owner.

The rider stands on the platform and gently swings one foot and leg down to propel forward.

Scooters come in all sizes so that and entire family can rent scooters together.

With the front baskets riders can stop at shops along the way and purchase souvenirs that they may not be able to tote back on a standard bicycle.

Scooters are not new but not as common in the US as they are in European countries where they have been used for years instead of a standard bicycle.

Those looking for the exercise benefits, especially seniors are finding that scooters are easier to mount and ride than a traditional bicycle.

They also provide a great core work out as the body is more in action. 

By adding scooters to your rental fleet, you may find more senior couples renting them than families. 

Even seniors  who have suffered strokes are finding  adult kick scooters to be very easy to balance and ride.

Most of us as kids learned to push along on a scooter before we graduated to a bike with training wheels.

The low center of gravity and ease to step on and off takes the fear out of climbing back on a traditional bicycle.

Push scooters are USA Made in the Pennsylvania Dutch Amish communities, where they are used in rental fleets in tourist towns as well as widely used by the Amish in those communities.

You may have even seen them in use on some of the recent Amish shows.

Cottage Craft Works .com sells many different types of scooters made in the USA.

Quantity discounts are available.  Shop owners may also earn additional income by selling or referral of sales of scooters.

Unlike bicycles that are widely available everywhere these scooters are not easy to find and purchase at a local bike shop. Once they are ridden the desire to own one is very high.


To learn more just e-mail the great folks over at Cottage Craft Works.  info@cottagecraftworks.com


Monday, October 7, 2013

Grain Mill | Grain Flaker | Food Processor | Meat Grinder

The Family Grain Mill and food processor is a wonderful addition for those who are looking at both hand crank and electric options.

Family Grain Mill has developed a unique line of high quality German made food processing equipment that allows customers to custom select the products needed for their food processing needs.



What began as a simple hand crank grain mill has not evolved into attachments that will cut, slice, shred vegetables and grind meats and nuts.

Customers have the option of purchasing an electric motor attachment allowing them to be able to use the mill both on and off-grid.

The attachments pack neatly to take along on camping trips and outdoor adventures.  Several Dutch oven cook off teams utilize the Family Grain Mill system to process their recipes without electricity as required in the competition rules.

A wide range of adapters are also available to use the Family Grain Mill attachments on popular mixers such as the Bosh Universal, Kitchen Aid mixers, Eletrolux and Viking Mixers.



This way customers can have both the hand crank option for quick small batch prep and the electric option for large batch processing.

At first glance customers might pass because of the rather simple appearance, sometimes simplicity is better! 

These units are actually made from high impact Lexan and quality rust free metal parts.  The Family Grain Mill systems are in use worldwide with over three decades of proven results.

The Family Grain Mill system may be purchased at http://www.cottagecraftworks.com.

Customers may start with the hand crank base and add just the attachments they want to include. 

You may custom build your unit using the drop down boxes at the bottom of the product page to add either the combo package or select individual options to the unit including an electric motor option for a full kitchen system.

Combo Packages are priced to be the best buy!

Manufactured in Germany for 35 years, The Family Grain Mill and attachments are built with premium Lexan and hardened surgical steel burrs. The durable grain mill is capable of many years of dependable use.  The grain mill is adjustable from fine to coarse with a 5 cup hopper for continuous use.

You can produce a cup of fine flour in approximately one minute with the electric base and in just two minutes with the hand operated base.   

FAMILY GRAIN MILL WILL GRIND, WHEAT, OATS, CORN (not popcorn), RYE, SPELT, KAMUT, BARLEY, RICE, AMARANTH, *MOST BEANS, COFFEE, FLAX SEEDS, SESAME SEEDS, DRIED HERBS, DRIED  PEPPERS and DRIED PEAS.

Easy Set up: Compact Storage:  Attachments fit on either base with a twist of the wrist. The motor base is free-standing. The hand base quickly and securely clamps onto a counter edge, without slipping and marring your counter top. Easy to store in your cabinets without taking up much room.

The hand operated base turns easily, very quiet, and is dust free.  Even a child can turn.

The unit is just as easy to disassemble and clean

Optional Attachments include;

FLAKER MILL  ATTACHMENT-  The Flaker mill is terrific for all your rolling and flaking needs. Great for making granola, hot and cold cereals, cookies, desserts, bread and meat extenders.

FLAKER MILL WILL ROLL AND FLAKE OATS, WHEAT, RYE, SPELT, KAMUT, and FLAX SEEDS

FOOD PROCESSOR ATTACHMENT -  This is a great attachment that truly is easy to use and easy to clean!  Saves time in preparing potato casserole and main dishes, grinding and grating, cheese, ground nuts and fruits. Great to use for dehydrating foods in uniform slices.



Easy to set up and fast Cleanup: Each drum slips in and out for fast slice, grating and julienne.  Dishwasher safe.

The food processor attachment comes with standard food processing drums for most needs, additional drums can be ordered for specialty chef preparations.

MEAT GRINDER ATTACHMENT- hand base for fresh ground beef. Comes with a stumper. The meat grinder will ground round steak or any other choice cuts of beef, chicken or pork you desire.

Cottage Craft Works .com is a back-to-basics online general store that features high quality products for sustainable living lifestyles.

With over 5000 old fashioned products you will likely find items that you never thought still existed.   The majority of the products are actually still made and being used in the Amish communities. 




Thursday, September 19, 2013

Apple Grinder Motor Kit | Homesteader | American Harvester | Apple Cider Press

If you own a Homesteader or American Harvester apple cider press you will be glad to know that a complete motor kit is now available to run the grinder.

Just in time for the apple harvest, a complete motor kit to add to an existing  Homesteader or American Harvester apple grinder.




Motor Kit Includes:
  •          ¼ HP Motor
  •          Pulleys & Belt w/guard
  •          Pillow block bearings w/spacers
  •          Motor Safety Hopper
  •          And all required mounting hardware


Cottage Craft Works .com is your one stop online source for all your orchard needs also carries the complete cider and wine presses as well as hardware kits to build your own press.



Cottage Craft Works located at http://www.cottagecraftworks.com is a unique online emporium full of high quality products for the home, garden, orchard, farm and ranch.



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Buggy & Wagon Seat, Benches | Casual Seating, Working Wagon Seat | Hardware

That’s right you can purchase a buggy bench seat for casual country decor or purchase a complete authentic working wagon seat with leaf springs.

Whether your decorating a country home or building and authentic box wagon this online store has what you need.

From complete seats to hardware kits and plans Cottage Craft Works .com can outfit you.   You can even order a complete custom buggy or wagon.

If you just want the look of a buggy seat for a country home the ornamental spring buggy seat provides the ideal solution.



These bench seats make a perfect stop off place to pull on or take off boots and shoes.

You can purchase the complete seat in oak or cherry or purchase the hardware kits and plans to make your own.

These seats make great gifts and bring home memories when using reclaimed lumber from an old home or barn that was on an original family ranch or farm.

The authentic seats and hardware are actually still being used on working wagons and come directly out of an Amish wagon shop.

The authentic wagon seat can be ordered with the wagon box cleats or with a bench base to use as a stationary bench.  Box cleats are used to hang the seat between the wagon box sides.



The leaf springs or complete hardware kit can be purchased if you have an old wagon seat that is being refurbished. 

The complete authentic wagon seat is built using popular hardwood a stainable or paintable wood for outside use.


You can also visit the main site at http://www.cottagecraftworks.com to browse through over 5000 products that have been well organized.  

The site specializes in old fashioned products that are mostly still made in the USA Amish communities.

Products from home goods, kitchen wares, as well as outdoor products for the garden, farm, ranch, hunting and fishing are available. 

Glass Display Cases | Gun, Knife, Hobby, Collector

Stunning Amish hand crafted glass display case for pistols, knifes, and hobby collectibles.  Custom sizes can be ordered in oak, walnut, or cherry at very affordable prices.

Standard size measures 16" W, 9" deep, and 11" Tall providing a complete 360° view of the displayed object.



Other custom sizes can be built for long riffles, swords, golf clubs, or other collectibles.

Pistols with clip can slide over a pedestal stand to appear freestanding inside the case.  Other pedestals can be custom mounted to hold other objects.

Custom glass display cases can be ordered at Cottage CraftWorks .com

Cottage Craft Works located at http://www.cottagecraftworks.com has established an excellent reputation for customer service for an online store and is accredited by the BBB.

Featured in Outdoor Life Magazine with Amish hand carved gun stocks, you will find many other products including the  glass display cases of equal high quality craftsmanship.

Cottage Craft Works also carries a large selection of other custom and standard old fashioned made products for hunting, for the home, garden, farm and ranch.












Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lazy Susan | Amish Hand Crafted | Sizes 12”-16” | Oak-Cherry

Stop the feuding at the dinner table by placing condiments in reach of everyone.  These beautiful Amish crafted hardwood Lazy Susan’s fit at home or in commercial restaurant applications.



They are even being used on US Navy ships, in RV’s and other mobile dinning applications.

Available in oak and cherry in sizes starting at 12” ranging up to 16” making them even perfect to hold a large pizza.



Lazy Susan’s spin on a metal housed ball bearing frame, used in high end  kitchen cabinets.
Counter top organizers are also available for kitchen and hobby work areas.



Lazy Susan’s are made by the Amish and used in large Amish families and gatherings.

They are perfect for any family dinner table to keep routine condiments such as salt, pepper, seasonings, and napkins at easy reach.  Prior to serving mustard, ketchup, and other refrigerated condiments can be added.

The large 16” Lazy Susan’s are perfect to sit in the middle of a round table, or for a harvest table use two or more Lazy Susan’s.   

Place family style bowls of vegetables and salads around the perimeter and allow your guest to serve themselves without bugging the person next to them.



Amish Lazy Susan’s are available at Cottage Craft Works .com

Cottage Craft Works, http://www.cottagecraftworks.com is an online source for various old fashioned Amish made products for the home, garden, farm and ranch.


Folding Drying Racks | Clothes Drying Racks | Amish Drying Racks

These old fashioned wood folding drying racks are made and used by Amish families.  Now you can own one of these energy saving Amish clothes racks for your own use.

Drying clothes in a dryer uses lots of electricity especially if your dryer is electric.  Heavy jeans take extra cycles to dry.  Delegate sweaters are best air dried.



Amish drying racks come in many different styles and sizes. 

For a quick place to dry a few garments the wall mounted pull out racks are exceptional.  They take very little space and require no set up.  Simply pull the according folding rack from the wall and place your garments on for drying.

These wall racks come in very hand when baby spits up on their outfit or your clean blouse.  They are also handy during winter months for wet gloves, mittens, scarves and socks.

The larger floor folding racks come in sizes up to 48” wide and 72” tall.  They take up very little space and can be put up and taken down in a matter of seconds.



The sock drying ring is a rather new comer to the Amish.  It is designed to hang on a single hook under a porch or overhang.  It is very light weight and can be easily taken down when not in use.



The rack mounted clothespins hold all types of small garments and fabrics.  Once you start using the drying ring you will wonder how you did without it for all these years.

Purchase Amish clothes drying racks online at Cottage Craft Works.com


Cottage Craft Works located at http://www.cottagecraftworks.com is a sustainable living back to basics general store that displays hard to find self sufficient products for easy browsing and selection.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Frost Proof | Freeze Proof | Commercial, Farm Duty Stainless Steel Water Hydrant

Don’t risk another winter of having critical access to outside water with an old faulty water hydrant.  You know once the ground freezes solid and burst that dripping water hydrant that you will have a mess on your hands.



Hauling buckets of water from an alternative source isn't going to be fun at all.  Replace your old hydrant before the deep freeze arrives

Our Amish made stainless steel 401 Frost Proof Water Hydrant is designed to last for years to come. Commercial duty or for farm and ranch use  it is Ideal for commercial, municipal, parks, campgrounds, farm and ranch.

Innovative rocker levered handle is easy to operate even with gloves on.  If the lady of the farm/ranch or kids use a water hydrant in their daily chores this will be the one that makes getting access to easy water flow without fighting the difficult to operate traditional hydrant handles.

Image a hydrant that  you won’t have to replace every few years due to corrosion.  You can even upgrade to a stainless schedule 40 stand pipe for coastal salt water applications.

Purchase on line only at the sustainable living general store Cottage Craft Works.com

Find all kinds of other old fashioned quality products at Cottage Craft Works http://www.cottagecraftworks.com


Monday, September 9, 2013

Old fashioned Gifts | Christmas | Anniversary | Birthday | Wedding | House Warming

Looking for an old fashioned hand crafted special day gift that will become a cherished family heirloom?

Look no more! Cottage Craft Works .com specializes in the old fashioned products. Many are being made just as they were made in the early 1900s using solid hardwoods and thick metals. 

You just won’t find plastic parts in these products.

This online store specializes in small cottage based business’s mostly Amish shops that are still manufacturing products as they did in the old days.

The result is durable family heirloom crafted products that will last for a very long time.

You can even order many of the items personalized.

Cottage Craft Works is a very unique online general store carrying old fashion products for the home, garden, farm, and ranch with a wide selection of hunting products.

USA pottery batter and mixing bowls are a popular wedding and anniversaries, as well as Christmas gifts.

Amish craftedengraved hunting calls have become very popular for groomsmen gifts.

The very popular hand crank Little Dutch Maid and KitchenAide conversion mixers are purchased for Christmas gifts as well as the reproduction treadle sewing cabinets.  These reproduction cabinets will fit  the old class 15 Singer and then newer Janome 712T treadle sewing machines.

Classy stainless steel sink drain boards are very popular gifts and make nice housewarming gifts for new home owners to protect their kitchen counter tops and cabinets.

Give Dad an Amish hand craved gun stock.  They were featured in the March 2011 issue of Outdoor Life Magazine.

Woodworkers will find several hardware kits to build kids toys, peddler carts, wheel barrows and buggy seat benches to give their own hand crafted heirloom gifts.

Cottage Craft Works is located on the web at http://www.cottagecraftworks.com


Maple Syrup Processing Equipment | Cookers | Evaporators


Probably one of the best kept secrets in the maple syrup trade is  the Amish built Sunrise evaporators.

This small Amish metal shop has been producing maple syrup evaporators since 1971.  

Since they are Amish and not in the main stream of Internet traffic or trade magazines many may have never known about their evaporators.

Just do a side by side comparison of the Sunrise evaporators with others on the market and you will see why they are the best kept secret.

You may even have to ask the others for the specs as some don’t even publish them.

Sunrise focuses on long term durability, using 20 gauge 304 stainless steel in the pans, and 14 gauge galvanized metal on the sides.

They also build a larger fire box using heavier metal and then brick line them with fire brick.  The heavy duty steel fire grate is warp free.

Amish shops like Sunrise are hands on by the owner(s).  They simply don’t have the large corporate overhead structures, thus the savings in a evaporator using heavier metals can still be competitive with others on the market.

Cottage Craft Works .com is proud to be able to provide such high quality products to the general market place.

Although they list evaporators on their site for the small commercial and hobby farmers, you can still order the large Sunrise commercial evaporators and parts.

Custom pans can be built to any size to use on your own arch.  All types of maple syrup filtering tanks.

These popular evaporators sell out early in the season so consider purchasing early.

Cottage Craft Works .com online general store carries over 5000 hard to find quality made products.  Just like the Sunrise evaporators you can find quality  American made products just like they were made in the 1950s.





Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wine Racks | Custom Wooden Gift Boxes | Wine Crates

Made of ¾” pine with dovetailed joinery construction and routed hand grips these crates are reproductions of vintage shipping crates used during the 1800s and early 1900s.  Have them custom made with individual names, initials or corporate logos.

Wine lovers will enjoy the endless uses for these sturdy wooden crates.  These make perfect gifts from corporations and wineries or just an individual looking for a hard to find gift.



The individual end user will appreciate a crate to use for transporting their wine selections home.  No more worries about wine bottles rolling around the in back the car. 

Homemade wine makers will appreciate having a sturdy storage crate to age over their favorite home brews.

For others who deal with transporting wine such as caterers, restaurants and ship board bars, there’s no better way to secure and carry bottle wines.



Easy open and close lids will last for years.  Thick wood dovetail construction with routed hand holds means the crates will stand up to years of use.

Dents and dings only add character to what will always look like a vintage wine crate.

Outside Dimensions are 12" wide x 14" long x 9- 3/4" tall. Inside dimensions are 10.5" wide x 12.5" long x 8-1/8" tall.

Quantity orders can be discounted.   Order online at CottageCraft Works .com

Cottage Craft Works is a unique online store featuring many vintage reproduction items for the home, garden, kitchen, farm and ranch. The main site is http://www.cottagecraftworks.com





Friday, August 23, 2013

Dish Drying Rack | Stainless Sink Drain Board

Whether you live in the country or have a large commercial style kitchen washing and drying  large pots and pans can sometimes be challenging.  

The next best thing to a large country  style kitchen sink with drain board sides is to have a large enough area to air dry without soaking the kitchen counter and running down the cabinet fronts out on to the floor. 

What better way to prepare for your Holiday meals and the cleanup after all the cooking is done?

These large Stainless drain boards are direct from the Amish who make and use them for their daily large families.



Not equipped with automatic dish washers, the Amish take a more functional approach to every day chores.

They are also very practical in making things to work well and built to for a very long time of use.

These drain boards are just as functional in any home that is struggling with how to keep the kitchen counter tops, fronts and floors dry.

Extra large drying surface allows them to be used flat for large stock pots and pans, or used with a traditional drying rack.



Unlike any other drain boards,  these Amish stainless drain boards provide an extra wide area around the dish rack to catch water dripping off sheet pans and dishes.

The drain boards are also built with a good slope to sit next to the sink and drain completely.  The board will  drain even if the sink has a built up rim.

So If you’re tired of wet counters, cabinets and floors from drying large pots and pans, consider one of these commercial duty stainless steel drain boards to use under a traditional drain rack.

The drain boards are made with commercial grade stainless steel for years of use, plus these drain boards will fit right in with the most elegant kitchen. 

You can even have a custom size made!

The drain boards provide an excellent space to rinse off vegetables and other  kitchen task.


Drain boards are only available online at the unique self-sufficient living back-to-basics general store Cottage Craft Works . Com.






Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Manure Spreader handles fine practical saw dust and wood chip bedding

Horse ranch, poultry and other small animal owners rejoice!  Finally a compact manure spreader that will spread saw dust and wood chip bedding.

If you have given up on the hopes of a simple way to handle your sawdust and wood chip manure, take a look at the compact E-Z Spreaders from Cottage Craft Works .com



E-Z spreaders provide an optional litter pan that rides just under the spreader augers to pick up the fine practical material and spread it out evenly just  like a traditional spreader.

Most manure spreaders are built only to handle straw and hay bedding material.  The spreader beater augers are spaced out behind the spreader so that as the material comes out the back it is pushed into the augers and spread out.

The problem that farmers and ranchers face in using a traditional spreader for saw dust or wood chip bedding is that it clumps and falls off the back of the spreader before it can ever reach the augers.

The good news doesn't stop there.  E-Z spreaders are built by the Amish who have been making this line of spreaders for years and sold in the Amish communities.  They are all grown driven and equipped with rubber tractor tread tires. 


The 25 bushel or 35 bushel models are ideal for the small hobby farmer or small equestrian ranches, yet these spreaders are heavy built for hard use.  In fact these manure spreaders are so well built they can be shared or rented out to neighbors.

The Amish just build things to last.  No large corporate overhead or share holders they make things more heavy duty and use high quality parts.

Compare the specs on this little heavy duty spreader to the others on the market and you will quickly realize dollar for dollar the quality materials the Amish use to build them just can't be matched.

The overall weight is almost double of any other spreader in its class, yet it is built to balance heavy loads.

E-Z spreaders use 11ga steel while others are using thinner 13ga-14ga.  E-Z Spreader uses a 1-3/8" axle while others are using only a 1-1/4".  E-Z Spreaders use #50 T-Rod Web roller chain where the others use standard #50 and #40.

The two most popular 25 and 35 bushel spreaders come with a standard tongue that can hook on to a tractor, ATV or garden tractor with at least a 10 HP motor.

A standard hand crank trailer tongue jack is included to hitch a loaded spreader.

 The E-Z Model spreaders are still manufactured one at a time in a small Amish shop in Ohio.  The Amish build quality products with lower overhead, thus you are able to receive an old time American manufactured value product at a much lower price than you might expect.

The E-Z Model 25 has an overall length of 8’ and the E-Z Model 35 has an overall length of 9’. Both models are only 3’ tall for easier loading, and are only 60” wide to maneuver in between tight spaces in the barn.  The sides are durable powder coated steel, while the floor is equipped with tongue and groove poly recycled plastic lumber.

You won’t find E-Z spreaders online anywhere else but at Cottage Craft Works .com  The owners over at Cottage Craft Works have spent years cultivating business relationships with the Amish communities.

Their concept is simple, go deep into the Amish communities and find old fashioned American made products like things were made in the 1950s and bring them forward in today’s market place.

Now with over 5000 products strong and over 100 Amish shops you can take a refreshing trip back in history and find some of the old fashioned American made products that you may have remembered growing up with as a kid.  http://www.cottagecraftworks.com


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hobby Farm Apple Cider and Wine Harvesting Presses and Supplies


Find  some of the best apple cider and wine presses and how to books on the market.  



This online back to basics general store carries all sizes of presses for the weekend hobbyist to the small commercial growers and in between.  

Along with the presses  you will find other processing equipment from picking bags, to the press bags at Cottage Craft Works. com

For a small backyard orchard to make a few gallons of cider or wine, consider a Table Model Fruit & Wine Press.


The table top press will require apples to be chopped, and works fine with soft fruits like grapes. (Tub size is 9" x 11" high and overall press size is 11" x 20") 


Making homemade cider and wine can be fun and rewarding for the entire family.  With the right equipment and knowledge you can look forward to the fall harvest each year. 

Top the cool fresh air with a cold glass of apple cider or an evening glass of home brewed wine.

For a larger orchard with several trees  consider starting with The Pioneer Junior Budget Cider Press. The Pioneer Junior comes complete with an apple grinder.

The Pioneer Junior is a perfect, less expensive cider presses for the homeowner.  It will press a half bushel of whole apples at a time. It does not require  the apples to be peeled or cut up. The grinder will turn the apples into pulp that can be pressed into the pressing bags.  Simply dump the remaining skins, and stems out for the next batch.

For a larger hobby orchard,  The "Homesteader” a  single-tub cider or wine press will be the same type of  basic press that has been used for years.  The Homesteader utilizes the same frame and press screw assembly as our double-tub model.

The Homesteader is capable of grinding and efficiently squeezing apples, grapes and other fruits and vegetables.

The "Apple Eater" grinding attachment (included) is mounted on the back of the press - allowing the "pulped" fruit to fall directly into the tub for squeezing.  The Apple Eater can also be  mounted independently of the press on a saw horse in order to speed up production.

Unlike the old wooden drums, the apple grinder utilizes a poly drum studded with eight rows of stainless steel teeth mounted on a steel crankshaft inside the hopper.

The Apple Eater feature a large cast-iron flywheel with hardwood handle to easily rotate the drum for  smooth and easy grinding.

A Large steel-banded pressing tub will hold up to one bushel of pulp.   Press frames and tubs are made from solid maple hardwood.

The optional Wooden Hopper holds 35 pounds of apples and makes grinding easier and faster.

 All of our metal press parts can be ordered in a hardware kit form, without the wood to build your own press.

For the large scale to commercial orchard the old fashioned Double-Tub Cider Mill & Wine Press will fit the bill.

The American Harvester mill design that allows simultaneous grinding and squeezing at the same time.

Two people working at a comfortable pace can easily grind and squeeze 50 gallons of cider in an afternoon.

The American Harvester Cider Mill and Wine Press was developed with all the best features discovered over the years from the 1900s when double tub presses became so popular.  Heavy duty  4-leg hardwood construction with sturdy cast iron hardware is the choice for larger farms and orchard growers.

You can also motorize either the American Harvester or the Homesteader Grinder Motor Kit. The motor kit attaches easily to a new or an existing grinder.

Cottage Craft Works also carries other orchard equipment and supplies including sprayers and several instructional and recipe books on how to make apple cider.  You can also fine several books on wine making and building grape arbors.

See all the apple cider and wine making equipment and products at http://www.cottagecraftworks.com/gardenorchardfarming-orchardvineyard-supply-c-64_123_193_153.html

Monday, August 12, 2013

One Gallon Stainless Butter Churn-Food Mixer


One Gallon Stainless Butter Churn that can also be used to mix dry and wet food mixes.

Purchase the optional meat bar and triple the use with mixing meat and sausage blends.




A commercial grade combination butter churn and food mixer. 


No glass or pottery to break!

Amish built tub type churn made from heavy Stainless Steel with a lid. 

Designed to churn one gallon of cream into butter.   Also perfect to mix all types of other mixes that just will not mix well in a mixer.  Mixes such as dry cereals and moist mixtures that would have to be done in a large bowl by hand.

Use to mix and tumble dried cereals, party mixes, seasoning mixes, mixing flour and dry ingredients for bulk baking and pancake mixes.

Blend nuts, powders, and cereals to make homemade granolas, health food energy bars or mixing vegan ingredients for meatless patties. 

Works best for dry and moist light products; it is not designed to make bread dough, cookie dough or other heavy and sticky mixes.

It will also mix other non-food items such as potpourri mixes.

Only available at Cottage Craft Works .com.  Not available anywhere else online

Cottage Craft Works specializes in going deep into the Amish communities and finding heavy duty wares and goods for the general public. 

The Little Butter Maid Master Mixer is USA Amish made using American made heavy 18ga and 22ga Stainless Steel.

It will churn butter in about 10 minutes cranking at two turns per second. It is light weight at only 12lbs making it easy to lift and pour both liquid and dry mixes.

It is small and easy to clean in a standard kitchen sink, yet heavy enough to stay in place when hand cranking.

Optional paddle insert provides extra spacing for those who will be mixing and making large batches of meats and sausages, such as making meat patties, sausage, or using meat substitutes to make vegan burgers.

Bushings are made out of a food grade poly material that never requires grease, and the auger easily lifts up and out to quickly reach the product after the mixing is completed.

A very compact machine measures 9” W X 8-1/2” D X 10-1/2” Tall, much smaller than it looks in the pictures. The hand crank makes the overall width 16” wide.

The inside tub measures 9” X 7” so it won’t do extremely large batches but enough to fill a gallon size jar, more than could be mixed in a large mixing bowl or even a food processor.

The Little Butter Maid Master Mixer can be purchased at Cottage Craft Works .com

The unit is also available in an 8 gal electric version for small large dairy farms and small commercial operations.



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