Category Archives: Landscapes

New York Orchard and Cidery Car Trip

I got on the train back upstate and felt a wave of relief.  New York City is exciting but hard work.  I don’t know how you all do it down there in the City, day in and day out?  I … Continue reading

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Cider Foragers

Foraging Follow-up to the post about Aaron Burr Ciders:  As I was driving up NY 97 along the Delaware River, I noticed quite a lot of roadside apple trees laden with fruit just north of Hankins and south of Hancock.  … Continue reading

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NY Cider Week: Meet the Cider Maker – Aaron Burr Cider’s Andy Brennan @ Proletariat

Crowded into a long narrow bar in the East Village called the Proletariat, where a steady stream of changing craft beers on tap lures beer geeks, a group of about 20-30 folks waited in the dim glow for the arrival … Continue reading

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Lost Fruit

Sometimes you wish to curl up Inside the skin of something lost, perhaps a grape still hanging on the vine after the frost where you can soak up the autumn sun and sip its sweetness slowly past the equinox. All … Continue reading

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Too many pears, Too little labour

Check out this NPR story on the enormous pear crop and labour shortage in the Pacific Northwest. http://www.npr.org/2013/10/07/230023629/pacific-northwest-farmers-in-search-of-more-workers

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Back at the Broome

I have returned to Broome Farm for a visit about six months after my departure, and it’s almost like I never left.  So lovely to slip right back into drinking some amazing cider outside the cellar with the regulars at … Continue reading

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Preamble, With Feeling

I was encountering some writer’s block as I’ve been trying to work my way into writing, and today a conversation with a colleague unlocked some words for me.  Here’s the result. One summer afternoon in July, 2013, I was sitting … Continue reading

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