the End of Fall or the Beginning of Winter

By evescidery | Nov 12, 2020

Hello there, welcome back to the Beckhorn Valley View. I admit I have not been the most reliable columnist, but here is another irregular episode of Eve’s Cidery with your wonderful host, Leila. Here in New York we are at a funny point in time, it is not fall anymore however it isn’t winter yet…

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Harvest Report 2020

By evescidery | Oct 29, 2020

As I write this in the last week of October, we have finished picking and are now turning to pressing the last batch of apples waiting in the barn. It’s a good thing too, because the glorious harvest weather has turned– a cold steady rain is falling and there is a heavy freeze moving in.…

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Japanese Cury Hand Pies Paired with Autumn’s Gold Cider

By evescidery | Sep 30, 2020

Japanese Beef Curry Hand Pies Everytime I drop my daughter off at practice, I grab a snack at the Mama Said Hand Pies shop next door to the circus school. Husband and wife team Gabe and Hiroko have mastered the art of small-bite-satisfaction and when I had their Japanese curry hand pie a few weeks…

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18/19 Essence pairing issue

By evescidery | Aug 1, 2020

Hi there, hows it going? Today I’m going to be talking about pairing ideas for the (drumroll please) newly released Essence ice cider! This honey colored desert cider is a decadent, luscious, mouthful. It goes well with vanilla ice cream, pecan sandies and toasted spiced nuts, among other things… If you’ve ever had a garden…

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Microscopic Carnivores: the Nematode Post

By evescidery | Jun 18, 2020

Nematodes, what are they? At first when my parents suggested I write a blog post, I was too grossed out by them, but for lack of further subjects I’ve decided to try. Here goes: So… A predatory nematode is a microscopic worm that lives in the soil and eats bug larvae. Ew!  I know, but…

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Supporting Racial Justice and Equity in the Food & Beverage Industry

By evescidery | Jun 18, 2020

In this moment of national awakening to ongoing racism in America, it’s a good time to reflect on how we can make our selves, our businesses and our industries less racist and more antiracist. For White people (like us), this is especially important because it’s often hard to see racism in action when we are…

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It's literally hailing-in May.

Spring Phenology Part 2

By evescidery | May 12, 2020

Hi everybody and welcome to Spring Phenology Part Two. As you may have remembered, in part one (my first blog post) I interviewed my mom about spring phenology and discussed the effects of climate change on spring phenology, among other things. This is an update. Recently we have been having some pretty crazy cold weather,…

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Limited Edition Label Art

By evescidery | May 12, 2020

Hi, Leila here, welcome to the latest post of the Beckhorn Valley View. In this post I am going to be talking a little about Eve’s cider club and my and my brother’s part: creating label art for the limited edition ciders. Firstly, I want to start this off thanking my parents. My family was…

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Rootstocks: how we propagate our apple trees.

By evescidery | Apr 27, 2020

Now that you know how to make biochar (that is if you have been regularly reading The Beckhorn Valley View), you’re wondering what should I do with it? This report is about what exactly the kind of thing us folks at Eve’s Cidery use it for. Did you know that most apple trees that are a…

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seasons

By evescidery | Apr 8, 2020

It is dawn  Birds are crying out in perfect shards of song The world turns, the air shifts, it’s true it won’t be long, Till the Apple buds burst out to bloom and grace the world with their throng Of joyous petals, laughing at the fact That something’s wrong That something’s  Wrong It is day…

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