New York Cider Week

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    Week 43, Orchard Cider Year

    October 24, OUTDOORS: Here’s William demo-ing a shaker-pole.  But the bucket for picking up what comes down is  back in the barn. Today is all shaking, fast as the crew can move.  A possible hard freeze is predicted for tonight – low 20’sF.  The slow-cooling ground will save apples from the icy ruin that threatens […]

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    Week 42, Orchard Cider Year

    October 18, INDOORS: Tasting in the cider-room with Bertrand, a perfume specialist trained (for one example) to detect by the scent of a rose the region where it grew.  Thank goodness we only learned this after our tasting – no time to be humbled!  Because this sensory chore had to get done pronto. Next Tuesday […]

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    From Cider Week to Turkey Day

    Our last few weeks have been quite busy; we’ve been in and out of NYC with apples, cider, marketing materials, posters, and a White Cargo Van. The FHC crew participated in the first Lower East Cider festival with on-site pressing; we ate way too much food at Wassail, drank too much late-night cider, and experienced that […]

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    Noo Yawk Cider Week 2013

    New York Cider Week has been very very good to us in its first two years, so we are happily planning for NY Cider Week 2013, October 18-27th. Confirmed so far, a store tasting on Thursday Oct. 24th at Astor Wines, which since 2002 has purveyed FH Ciders in the Big Fruit. And again we’ll […]