Cider Association has urgent request for producers

The American Cider Association (ACA) is seeking insight from commercial cider makers to compile production information to provide the media, buyers and Congress with an overview of the U.S. industry. The association has sent a... more »

Engelsma family claims 7th cider contest win

Engelsma’s Apple Barn of Walker, Michigan, won first place at the 24th annual Michigan Apple Cider Contest, marking their seventh first place win in the contest. The competition was on Dec. 7 at DeVos Convention... more »

Mulling spices spur sales at cider mills, farm markets

With apple harvests started, cider mills have a crisp new way to increase sales of their iconic fall drink. The addition of traditional mulling spices in private label packaging, sold as hot drinks, or given... more »

Project seeks history of foraging NY apples for cider

Apple foraging among New York’s cider producers has slowly grown from a grassroots practice to become a regionally important phenomenon. Greg Peck, associate professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section at Cornell... more »

CiderCon 2023 accepting presentation proposals

CiderCon, a premier networking and educational event for the professional cidermaking community, is accepting presentation proposals for CiderCon 2023. The event will take place in Chicago, Illinois from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2023. We... more »

American Cider Association welcomes new certified pommeliers

The American Cider Association (ACA) has named nine new cider experts that have passed the Certified Pommelier exam taken in February at CiderCon 2022 in Richmond, Virginia. Newly Certified Pommeliers are: Matthew Ostrander of Ibantik... more »

Unruly cider apples can be tamed

Apples prized by cider makers for their high levels of tannins and acids are difficult to grow, with tendencies to biennial growing and other undesirable growing characteristics. A new set of studies from Cornell University... more »

Ground-harvested fruit, with care, OK for cider use

The global cider market size was estimated at $4.33 billion in 2018, and is anticipated to register an annual growth rate of 3.1% through 2025. Fruit growers remain intrigued by the prospect of expanded outlets... more »

After fire, Riveridge expands cider facility

On July 3, 2018, a new cider production facility of Riveridge Produce Marketing in west Michigan burned down. Almost immediately, staff and leadership made plans for a stopgap measure to meet orders for the coming... more »

Cider contest win good news for Brown’s Orchard

Winning a regional cider contest was a bittersweet cap to the growing year for Brown’s Orchards and Farm Market. The Brown family grows on 216 acres in what cider manager Brett Krosse calls “the rolling... more »

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