Apples, Hard Cider

Cider Week NYC 2015: Lower East Cider Festival

We made our way to Orchard Street yesterday afternoon to check out Cider Week’s Lower East Cider Festival.

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There was a pretty big crowd gathered. I saw a couple of really long lines for some booths offering cider flights.

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A folk-y band played fiddle-y music and people were doing line-dancing for some reason.

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Wassail was of course representing.


The main reason we stopped by was to pick up a couple gallons of fresh-pressed juice straight from the source, Farnum Hill. We’re gonna make a couple of batches for Christmas using this primo juice.

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There was a rep from Farnum Hill there talking about the apples that went into the juice. The blend was chosen with cider-making in mind and the juice contains the following apple varieties: Dabinett, Chisel Jersey, Yarlington Mill, Calville Blacd’hiver, Wilkson, Esopus Spitzenberg, and Golden Russet!

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Can’t wait to get to work on these!


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