New York and New Jersey, here we come!


Another week at Poverty Lane Orchards and Farnum Hill Ciders is concluding in a flurry of work. I have just the smallest sense of what it means to move an army — as we’re deploying three people in three different locations Monday and Tuesday of next week.  We’ll be working in New Jersey with Hunterdon, our somewhat-new distributor, with appointments from both on and off premises from Trenton to the Jersey Shore — and many points in between.

Of course, when you’re a small producer, you maximize resources.  So we’re not only touring the Garden State, but also have three (oh yeah!) events in New York City as well.

So come check out Farnum Hill in your choice of locations, with a slightly different twist each night.  On Monday night, at Rattle N Hum bar, conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan at 14 East 33rd Street, we’re pouring some single variety ciders (Kingston Black and Ashmead’s Kernel) along with draft Summer Cider and XDry Ciders.  Jess and I will be there beginning around 6 PM.  Crispin Cider folks will be on hand too — so if you’re interested in cider already or just curious, we’d love to see you.

Tuesday night brings our cider maker, Steve, to the New York City Homebrewers Guild, talking about home (and larger-scale) cider making. And finally, the blitz continues Wednesday night at 7:30 for a fantastic event with Amy Thompson of Lucy’s Whey at Jimmy’s 43.  Their artisan cheese paired with our orchard-made ciders will be featured, with Amy and Louisa from Farnum Hill guiding the sensory experience. Jimmy’s is located downstairs at 43 East 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.  You may purchase tickets to this event online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Let the cider rumpus start!

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