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Cider association’s certification program goes global

The American Cider Association is expanding its beverage professional education and certification program globally. The Certified Cider Professional (CCP) program was launched at CiderCon 2016 with a particular focus on the U.S. Since then, the... more »

Ciderhuset savors tradition in Norway’s fjords

Norwegian orchardists Åge Eitungjerde and Eli-Grete Høyvik have cultivated a rich legacy in cider and juice production that unfolds against the breathtaking backdrop of the Sognefjord on Norway’s western coast. Nestled in the heart of... more »

Frecon Farms: 8 decades of Pennsylvania apples

Sustaining soil health is a key ingredient in Frecon Farms’ success. The third-generation farming operation, which grows apples and peaches, began in 1944 in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, 37 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Frecon Farms, which celebrates... more »

Hill Brothers Orchards lands first in Michigan Cider Contest

The 25th winner of the Michigan Apple Cider Contest, Hill Brothers Orchards Grand Rapids, has earned the recognition six times. Jim Hill, owner and cider maker, accepted the award at the annual awards banquet during... more »

Hill Brothers Orchards earns Michigan’s top cider award

The 25th winner of the Michigan Apple Cider Contest, Hill Brothers Orchards, has earned the recognition six times. The Grand Rapids company placed first in 1997 and 1998, the first two years of the program... more »

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 »

CiderCon 2023 returns to Chicago with full slate of activities

Registration is open for the American Cider Association’s CiderCon 2023 in Chicago. The event, Jan. 31-Feb. 3, includes tours, tastings, educational workshops and demos. Registration is online; early rates last through Oct. 22. After a... 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 »

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