• Farnum Hill Cider Facts, Methods

    Farnum Hill Cider Facts, Methods

    FH Ciders – Varieties and Methods Here’s a mildly technical account of how we work, and a  cidermaking video link. Right now, mid-April, we’re almost ready to bottle SUMMER CIDER, the first FH cider from the 2013 harvest. (The video link only works from the Facts page, not this page. So click on through down […]

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  • After Pruning, What?

    After Pruning, What?

    What do orchard people do all winter? PRUNE. But when the snow goes and it’s time to move tractors through the aisles, our next problem is obvious. Solution?  A violent device called a flail chopper, mounted in front of an orchard tractor.  Start it up, drive slowly over the cuttings neatly laid in its path, […]

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  • James Beard Latest

    James Beard Latest

    We got a huge amount of attention for Steve’s semifinalist nomination for the James Beard award. It was no surprise when the finalists did not include our first-time, first-cidermaker guy – look at those names!  They are on the James Beard Foundation website. It’s kind of fun to scroll down a tall tall stack of […]

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