This Friday kicks off Cider Week in Vermont – and there is a lot happening in cider here. There are the events around Cider Week, of course, and you can find them on our site or at the Vermont Cider Week homepage. But local hard cider is (delightfully) available year round and we have cider makers and apple growers working hard to keep it that way. Check out these stories on cool stuff in Vermont Cider and get excited for the tastings and other events that kick off February 24th.
- The Lost Apple Project from Shacksbury Cider - This project began a few years ago, finding “escaped” apple trees that are hold overs or volunteers from earlier orchards and cultivating the best cider apples in partnership with Sunrise Orchards and Windfall Orchards.
- Elsewhere - A collaboration between Citizen Cider and Shelburne Museum that brings back historic apples.
- Hard Cider & Addison County Orchards - A series of stories profiling the impact of Vermont’s hard cider boom on local orchards, from the Addison County Independent.
- Vermont’s Johnny Appleseed - A modern cider apple tree first discovered, and cultivated, in Vermont, from the St. Alban's Messenger.
- Vermonters Sow Seeds for the Napa Valley of Hard Cider - From Seven Days.