• About Farnum Hill Ciders

    About Farnum Hill Ciders

    On Farnum Hill, we use the word “cider” to mean an alcoholic beverage fermented from particular apples, just as “wine” is fermented from particular grapes. (Fresh apple juice is – well – fresh apple juice, or ‘sweet cider.’) Cider is a word that covers an enormous variety of adult beverages made from apples. Our style […]

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  • Drinking CIDER, Eating FOOD

    Drinking CIDER, Eating FOOD

    Do you have “how to drink”  questions about cider?  About correct choice of glasses, maybe, or best cider occasions, or food-pairing rules? Hmm. We’re not sure rules increase pleasure.  Yes, certain persons may still use wine lore to impress (or embarrass.) But wine-lovers, as distinct from wine snobs, are over all that. Here’s Ntsiki Biyela, […]

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  • It’s PRUNING Time

    It’s PRUNING Time

    We like a long winter. Orchard visitors often ask ‘what do you do in the winter?’ Answer: Prune the trees! Question: ‘ALL of them?’ Answer: ‘That’s the plan – usually we get it done. ‘ (For a sense of how, click through ‘read more’ and see the video, starring Fitz Campbell.) A long winter gives […]

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