We made our way to Orchard Street yesterday afternoon to check out Cider Week’s Lower East Cider Festival.
There was a pretty big crowd gathered. I saw a couple of really long lines for some booths offering cider flights.
A folk-y band played fiddle-y music and people were doing line-dancing for some reason.
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.
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!
Can’t wait to get to work on these!