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Releasing the 2018 Ciders

By evescidery | Nov 4, 2019

One year later…. The dance of coaxing a family of ciders from apple harvest to release is a complicated choreography on a orchard-based cidery such as ours. The challenges and rewards of making cider year by year, from fruit grown on our own farm, were really apparent in bringing the fruits of last growing seasons…

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Harvest Report 2019

By evescidery | Oct 24, 2019

Harvest Report – Wet Spring, Glorious Fall for Apples, Pears, People & Cider While last year’s growing season was a dry spring followed by a sopping wet fall, the 2019 season was a reverse.  It rained and snowed all winter and spring and stayed wet until early summer.  Then, suddenly, like magic, the clouds lifted,…

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Cider Week 2019

By evescidery | Sep 2, 2019

And just like that, the apples are ripening, our first press day is scheduled and it’s time to start planning for FLX Cider Week! Join us for 10 days of cider centric celebrations in one of the most exciting cider regions in the country. You can find a calendar of events on the Cider Week…

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From Orchestra to Apples: Meet Apprentice Cathryn

By evescidery | Jun 22, 2019

6/22/19 Hello readers of the Eve’s Cidery Farm Blog! I’m Cathryn Gaylord, the new intern. Originally from Vermont, I come to this internship in search not only of the knowledge and experience to fuel my aspirations of growing and making cider, but also in search of the type of healing that I think this place…

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June Farm Update

By evescidery | Jun 18, 2019

June is an insanely busy month here on the farm. The sun rises at 5:30 am and sets at 9:00 pm and the pressure is on to use those daylight hours to the max. This IS the growing season, and what a growing season it’s been. The rainy weather that started 10 months ago last…

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Pheromones

By evescidery | May 27, 2019

The dominant paradigm of modern agriculture is primarily an allopathic, based on spraying various chemistries to kill pathogens and destructive insect pests. One critique of organic agriculture is that it is simply a materials substitution approach. Take internal feeding lepidoptera (Coddling Moth and and Oriental Fruit Moth) in apple farming, for example. These pests oviposit…

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Pollination

By evescidery | May 27, 2019

In industrial scale mono-culture, crops rely entirely on honey bees brought in for pollination. But who’s pollinating the apples at Eve’s Cidery and other small New York State apple orchards? It might not be who you thought… We caught up with Kass Urban-Mead, graduate student at Cornell University’s Danforth Lab, in the woods on Albee…

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Appalachian Spring

By evescidery | Apr 28, 2019

Celebrating Vernal Abundance and Ephemeral Beauty with Feral Foods and the Very Last of the 2017 Wild Foraged Perry. The Ingredients Trout out of the creek, wild leeks, the first Shiitake flush and the 2017 wild foraged Perry Pear (GET IT SHIPPED). The joy of spring is worth the enduring of winter. The two week…

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April Pairing Issue

By evescidery | Apr 20, 2019

What Do You Do When the Chickens Stop Laying in the Coop and Then You Find Clutches of Eggs Hidden Around the Farm Yard? The Ingredients Eggs! It’s spring! The chickens are laying! If your children succeed in finding a hidden clutch of eggs, you’ll want to use them quickly… The Setting It’s spring at…

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The Price of Time

By evescidery | Mar 25, 2019

Last month, staring at the scrubby field on my family’s farm in Ohio where the rows of young apple trees would be going this spring—making rough sketches on the backs of envelopes, struggling to recall enough high school geometry to figure out how many fence panels and pounds of soil amendments I’ll need to buy—I…

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