Celebrate Repeal Day®: Drink a Cider.

Repeal Day® Is December 5.

The motto:

The Freedom To Celebrate. Celebrate The Freedom.

Read more about Repeal Day®  and suggested activities at www.repealday.org

We Suggest A Fine Way To Celebrate Repeal Day®: Drink a Cider.

Read the fascinating Analysis of the U. S. Liquor Industry during Prohibition originally published in Fortune Magazine: U.S. Liquor Industry (Fortune 1931)

Suggested Accompaniment: A Glass of Cider.

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Malus domestica: Seedling Apple No.1: Row 6, Tree 9

POM00004260 Seedling No.1

Malus domestica: Seedling Apple No. 1

Artist:
Arnold, Mary Daisy, ca. 1873-1955
Scientific name:
Malus domestica
Common name:
apples
Variety:
Seedling Apple No. 1
Geographic origin:
Rosslyn, Arlington County, Virginia, United States
Physical description:
1 art original : col. ; 17 x 25 cm.
Specimen:
110304
Notes on original:
Row 6, Tree 9; Picked 07/09/1928
Rights:
Use of the images in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection is not restricted, but a statement of attribution is required. Please use the following attribution statement: “U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705”

Get The Facts: U.S. Apple Statistics Data Set 2012

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U. S. Apple Statistics Data Set

Description:

Annual data on U.S. and State number of farms, acreage, yield, production, prices, crop value, trade, and per capita use of apples. Also includes monthly data on shipments, imports and exports, and world data on production.

Data-set released May 2012.

U. S. Apple Statistics Data Set

40 downloadable tables. Includes:

World apple production, including top-producing countries, 1980-2010

U.S. apple production and utilization, by State, 1980-2010

U.S. apples utilized for juice and cider: production and grower price, by State, 1980-2010

Apples, fresh: Monthly prices received by growers, United States, 1980 to date

State census of farms growing apples, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, and 2007

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Accessed online via  Cornell University Library Albert R. Mann Library

ERS Economic Research Service

USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System (ESMIS)

USDA United States Department of Agriculture

Cider Calendar: A Selection Of Upcoming US Cider Events: March 2013 – September 2013

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Cider Calendar: Upcoming US Cider Events March 2013 – September 2013.  A selection of upcoming cider related events:

MARCH 2013

2013 Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition GLINTCAP. Grand Rapids, Michigan. March 23-24, 2013.

2013 Taste Washington  Seattle, Washington. March 23-24, 2013. Northwest ciders will be pouring.

APRIL 2013

MAY 2013

2013 3rd Annual Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival – Orcas Island, Washington, May 11, 2013

JUNE 2013

2013 2nd Annual Portland Cider Summit  – Portland, Oregon. June 21st-22nd, 2013.

JULY 2013

2013 Port Townsend Summer Cider Day – Port Townsend, Washington. This years date and details TBD

AUGUST 2013

2013 Gravenstein Apple Fair – Sonoma County, California. August 10-11, 2013. California ciders will be pouring.

SEPTEMBER 2013

2013 3rd Annual Seattle Cider Summit – Seattle, Washington. September 6th-7th 2013.

2013  1st Annual  Pour the Core:  A Hard Cider Festival Saturday – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. September 28, 2013 30

2013 Washington Cider Week – Washington. September 2013. Dates and Events TBD

2013 Cider Week FLX – Finger Lakes, New York. September. Dates and Events TBD

OCTOBER 2013 through DECEMBER 2013 calendar of cider events will be covered in upcoming posts.

Fall 2013 will see a host of cider related activity and events across the USA.

Know of other upcoming US cider related events?  Please leave a comment.

The Golden Delicious Apple: Designated Official State Fruit of West Virginia, February 20,1995

Golden Delicious Apple

Golden Delicious: State Fruit of West Virginia

Official Journal of the Senate
Regular and Extended Session
1995, Volume I

pp. 200-01


Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7

[Adopted February 20, 1995.]

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7 – Designating the golden delicious apple as the official state fruit.

Whereas, The golden delicious apple was discovered by Anderson Mullins in clay County in 1905; and

Where, By 1921, the golden delicious apple became the leading variety of apple tree in the United States and abroad; and

Whereas, Close to two hundred billion pounds of golden delicious apples are grown annually in the United States; and

Whereas, The golden delicious apple has been planted in every continent in the world; and

Whereas, The golden delicious apple is an apple variety native to West Virginia and the plain apple is presently designated as the state fruit; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the golden delicious apple is hereby designated as the official state fruit, and be it

Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby requested to forward a copy of this resolution to Guyan Valley Junior High.

Which, under the rules, lies over one day.

Record from West Virginia Archives & History.

Pomological illustrations of Golden Delicious apple from the National Agricultural Library Digital Collections : USDA Pomological Watercolors

Image attribution: ”U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705″

Cider Mapping the United States & Canada: The North American Cider Map Project

Mapping North American cider activity: The North American Cider Map Project.

Created by David White, virtual orchard keep at the Oldtimecider.com website, current President of NWCA, The Northwest Cider Association, and co-owner of Whitewood Cider Co.”Handcrafted in Olympia, Washington” fame.

The North American Cider Map Project is an ongoing effort and is updated regularly. The map markers are currently divided into (4) categories:

Red Markers: Cider Producers. Green Markers: Stores that sells cider. Yellow Markers: Establishments or bars that serve traditional craft cider. Blue Markers: Cider Education Resources

The North American Cider Map Project also includes an alphabetical listing of cider makers and resources flagged on the map.

Last updated: January 24, 2013

To make additions to the map contact Oldtimecider.com

NACMap

 

Press Release: NEWLY FORMED UNITED STATES ASSOCIATION OF CIDER MAKERS (USACM) ELECTS INAUGURAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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ELECTS INAUGURAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Link to full contents of press release issued by Angry Orchard, Chicago, Illinois, February 6, 2013

Excerpt of press release issued by Angry Orchard, Chicago, Illinois, February 6, 2013:

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) was formed today with the broad input of industry producers, stakeholders, and constituents from around the country. The group’s mission is to gather and share information about cider and perry production, regulations concerning the production of hard cider and perry, and pear and apple growing; as well as to help members improve their operations, raise the public’s awareness of the products produced by its members, and promote the interests of the cider and perry producers in the United States. USACM is pleased to announce its inaugural Board of Directors which reflects the industry’s diversity of regional distribution, production volume, and growth: Steve Wood, Farnum Hill Ciders, New Hampshire; Brad Page, Colorado Cider Company, Colorado; Mike Beck, Uncle John’s Cider Mill, Michigan; Dan Rowell, Vermont Hard Cider, Vermont; Robert Vail, Angry Orchard, Massachusetts; James Kohn, Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, Oregon; and Charlotte Shelton, Albemarle Cider Works, Virginia.

Cider52: Breezy Hill, Farnum Hill, Foggy Ridge, West County, and Duche de Longueville Muscadet de Dieppe Cidre Bouche

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Cider52: A Cider A Week. The plan: 52 weeks, 52 cider tastings, pairings and postings.

For a current list of ciders reviewed so far, and links to reviews see: List of Cider Reviews 2013: Cider 52

February 2013 ciders to be reviewed:

Breezy Hill Orchard’s Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider

Farnum Hill Kingston Black Cider Reserve

Foggy Ridge Cider Serious Cider

Foggy Ridge Cider First Fruit

West County Cider Reine De Pomme

Duché de Longueville, Cidre Bouche de Cru, Muscadet de Dieppe, Normandie

Tasting notes and pairings to follow.

Breaking Cider News: Feb 6th, 2013 Chicago Illinois: The United States Association of Cider Makers formed

Reports from the twit-o-sphere lead us to believe that it’s official:

On February 6th in Chicago, Illinois – The United States Association of Cider Makers officially formed as a national association for the US cider industry.  More details, with links to other coverage to follow as we find them.

Cider52: Slyboro Cider House, Castañón Sidra Natural, Harvest Moon Cidery, and EM Emilio Martinez Signature Cider

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Cider52: A Cider A Week. The plan: 52 weeks, 52 cider tastings, pairings and postings.

More January 2013 ciders:

Slyboro Cider House Hidden Star Cider

Slyboro Cider House Old Sin Cider

EM Emilio Martinez Signature Cider 2011

Castañón Sidra Natural 2011

Harvest Moon Cidery Four Screw Cider with Maple Syrup

Tasting notes and pairings to follow.