2018 Long Table Dinners

We are very excited to announce tickets for our much-awaited Long Table Dinner Series.    With only 40 tickets available for each dinner (and many of those already purchased by Cider Club members) don't delay on getting tickets to these special nights....

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Five Years

2018 sees the 5-year mark for our little dream, this cidery. "5 years" seemed like an insurmountable goal when we started, but now suddenly, five orchard seasons and 70-something cider batches later here we are. It's a big year for us. For one, we were...

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The One About Blackcurrants….

We know, we know - real Spring doesn't arrive until March 20th.  But seeing as Winter is throwing her last hurrah, and then one more...and then - more snow???  - we wanted to throw something back. Something light, something fruity, something delicious - to...

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Winter in the Orchard

Yesterday I went to take some pictures of Dave pruning.  Because Dave prunes, every. single. day of the winter and well into spring, so I figured I should at least document it here. Turns out I am not so good at getting pruning pictures when the...

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The Gang

There are many things in starting a business I did not anticipate. The amount of work it took, beyond the extreme amount I expected. The amount of money it required, and continues to require, to run. The amount of sacrifice from our children, our parents,...

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Not “That” Cascara

For several years now, cáscara has been on my radar. "Now wait a minute Missy  - Cascara?!" you say - let me assure you, it is not "that" kind of cascara. For those of you who may be familiar with the, ahem - therapeutic - variety of cascara sagrada...

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Bottling

One of the biggest jobs for a small operation like ours is bottling. We have a pretty great setup for a small operation, but unless we were to get really big (we won't) there are no automated equipment options to make the process faster.  So all winter,...

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Community Plum Cider

Even though apples are still a few weeks away, plums are right around the corner.  Some of you may remember a small experimental cider we put out last season in which we co-fermented Italian plums, vanilla pods, and our apples.  The resulting Vanilla Plum...

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Stumble Upon a Story

An Interview With Jo Dixon: We asked Jo a few questions to gain a peek into her thoughts on art, her passion for community, and what she hopes for Stumble Upon a Story. Today I am honoured to introduce to you a guest blogger - our dear employee and friend, Jo Dixon,...

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Wassail 2017

Earlier this month we had our second Wassail. This centuries-old cider tradition is such a fun way to welcome friends to the orchard and together celebrate the crop that was last season while humbly asking the trees for another bountiful crop. A wassail traditionally...

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Winter in the Orchard

With storybook snowflakes blanketing the orchard, we exhale. The record-breaking crop of 2016 is complete.  The only apples left are the ones that were left behind  - not enough color, some unmarketable blemish, under or over sized. These are gifts to the birds and...

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Buy Local

This project is supported by the BC Government’s Buy Local Program; delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding from the BC Ministry of Agriculture. We are grateful to have received funding from the BC Government's Buy Local Program. This...

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