Monterey's Big Fish Cider uses wild apples

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MONTEREY, Va. (WDBJ7)-- The folks at Big Fish Cider are trying something a little different.

Rather than using apples from their own orchards, they decided to see what they could find growing wild around Highland County.

They won a prize the first time they tried it two years ago, and have high hopes for the Wild Meadow cider, as they have named it, this year.

"Golly, I don't know, we probably picked over a hundred bushels, average tree maybe two and a half bushels per apple, so we've got over 40, 50, 60 varieties of apples in that particular one," explained owner Kirk Billingsley. "None of them have a name."

They make a range of different varieties of cider besides this one, but because the apples they get each year are different, each batch of Wild Meadow is unique.

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