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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My Vineyard Year

By evescidery | Mar 25, 2019

Sometimes I think there has to be something wrong with a culture in which the “mid-life” crises is so normalized it almost seems like just another stage of life– like puberty, graduation or marriage. I had casually begun applying the term to myself a few years ago as I found myself in therapy taking a…

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A Cidermaker’s Romantic Fantasy.

By evescidery | Feb 6, 2019

Decadent Chocolates, A Bottle of 5 Year Pommeau And An Impromptu Valentines Day Liaison. The Ingredients 2 Ingredients: chocolate and cream. That’s it. Seriously. Or chocolate and almond butter. Or chocolate and coconut milk. Pair your home-made truffles with Eve’s 5 Year Pommeau and woo your love (GET IT SHIPPED). The Setting The children are begging…”Mom,…

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GAPS Diet Friendly Chocolate Truffles

By evescidery | Feb 6, 2019

Valentines Day chocolates don’t have to be expensive sugary indulgences that make you feel sorry after you eat them and your teeth are aching. These truffles will have you totally fooled: decadent, rich and arguably good for you. Ingredients: 8oz unsweetened high quality chocolate 1/2 cup liquid. Some options include- coconut milk, coffee or almond…

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2019 Apprenticeship

By evescidery | Feb 6, 2019

Are you interested in learning how to make cider, grow apples, or run a small farm based business? Consider our 2019 farm apprenticeship at Eve’s Cidery. Come be part of our family farm and learn about growing apples specifically for cider with over 50 different traditional European and American cider varieties on a certified organic…

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