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Harvest, Crush & Press: WSU – Washington State University: Mount Vernon – Ciderland WSU

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Watch the WSU – Mount Vernon Research and Extension Unit’s way with apples.

See the Littau Raspberry Harvester in Action!

Enjoy the peppy cider making score.

Interested in cider making in the Northwest’s maritime fruit regions? Have a look at this handy booklet from WSU -Bulletin PNW 621 Hard Cider Production and Orchard Management in the Pacific Northwest (11/2010), available for hard copy purchase or digital download at a very reasonable price.

Want to know what kind of cider research is happening at WSU? Here’s a link.

Want to attend Cider School? You Can!

Visit Northwest Agricultural Business Center site, see All Things Cider for details.

Do you want to gain a thorough understanding of cider & perry and acquire the skills & knowledge necessary to make quality products?”

The course Principles & Practices  offered July 2013  – (2) sessions are already SOLD OUT.

Other seminars may still have space available:

June 22nd, 2013 – WSU/NWREC – 9:00am to 4:00pm

July 20th, 2013 – WSU/NWREC – 9:00am to 2:00pm


Northwest Cider Seminar Dec. 15, 2012 Links: The Cider Market & Industry slides

See free pdf handbooks – incluidng:

New Alternative Fruit Crops for Western Washington

WSU – Mount Vernon, Washington, and Cornell  – Geneva, New York, have cider education offerings.

Not from the Northwest and want cider knowledge?

Visit your local land-grant institution’s extension program to see what’s on offer.

Glean the Knowledge!

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Cider Calendar: 2013 Seattle Wine and Food Experience – February 24th, 2013

2013 Seattle Wine and Food Experience

“The Seattle Wine and Food Experience is the premier showcase for wine and food in the Northwest. Experience a world tour of wine, beer, spirits and all things culinary.”

This year five cider making brands will be pouring samples.

Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall,  300 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109

Date: February 24th, 2013

Time: 12 pm – 5 pm

General admission tickets: $55.00

Visit the website for more information.

Drinks: Ciders scheduled:
2 Towns Ciderhouse 
The Incider 
The Bad Apple 
Cherry Poppin’ Cider 
Blue Mountain Cider Company  
Dry Creek
Eden Ridge
Fish Brewing Company  
Spire Mountain Ciders Dark & Dry Apple Cider 
Tieton Cider Works 
Tieton Wind
Wild Washington
Tieton Frost 
Woodchuck Hard Cider  
Granny Smith 
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Cider CSA – Community Supported Cider

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.

  • CSA allows members direct access to high quality agricultural products grown and crafted locally.
  • CSA members buy a “share” of regional producers goods.
  • Members get regular share allotments, usually via pick up or at drop-off location near by.
  • CSA members generally pay for the seasons produce upfront. This advance payment helps your local producer plan and prepare for the season, and as a member you directly support your local producer.
Read more about the concept and practice at Just Food.

Some US cider makers are adopting the CSA model, creating a new Community Supported Cider, an apt turn of phrase coined by Whitewood Cider, (though they opted to go with the more recognizable term – CSA).

A few Cider CSAs:

In the Northwest, Whitewood Cider of Olympia, Washington has a 2012-2013 Whitewood CSA Subscription. Check their site to see if shares are still available and to see what ciders are on offer.

Charlton Orchards Farm & Winery in Charlton, Massachusetts, offers several CSA options, including a Farm Winery CSA which includes ciders.

Redbyrd Orchard Cider in Burdett, New York is offering a Spring Cider Share for 2013. Check their site to see if shares are still available. Options include bottle shares and keg shares.

Check with your local cider maker to see if they are offering a Cider CSA option this year. Support Community Cider.

If you know of other Cider CSAs please leave a comment.

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