“Never mind the tea party—it’s time New York staged a hard-cider revolution.”
…vibrant urban markets and the local food movement are creating new opportunities for regional farms. A rapidly growing niche market for hard cider and apple spirits offers regional apple orchards the possibility for revival.
- The Apple Exchange, a collaboration with journalist Colette Rossant, will enhance growers’ skills through a cultural/educational exchange with producers from Le Perche, France*
- The Hudson Valley Cider Route will promote regional cider producers to the general public.
- Cider Week will cultivate appreciation for hard cider.
(*Interestingly, we first heard about the Apple Exchange from Allan Chapin of Le Perche Bakery & Cafe in Hudson, who is also involved in this project. Apparently, we now share more than the world’s best baguettes with Le Perche, France!)
Glynwood Farm’s Apple Project will preserve apple orchards in the Hudson Valley by promoting the production of hard cider and apple spirits. The project will stimulate ‘apple entrepreneurship’ by encouraging the diversification of apple varieties, giving growers new resources for improved skills, and supporting a market for these products.
HOW YOU CAN HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN
WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME!
We received this letter from Glynwood Farms’ Director of Special Projects and we offered to pass it on to our readers.