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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Vanilla Plum Cider Experiment

We are often asked how we come up with our new flavours.   While I'd love to perpetuate an aura of mystery by suggesting some secret flavour lab with highly scientific trials and some upper echelon of red-seal trained tasters....really, like ourselves and our cider,...

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Cranberry Cinnamon 2.0

With stock of all other ciders sold out (save the last few cases of Crackwhip) we have decided to release  Cranberry Cinnamon just a touch early.  With tart notes of BC-grown cranberry, and warm spice from whole cinnamon sticks, this cider is the perfect segue from...

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Dinner & Concert in the Orchard

Join us for a beautiful night of dining, music, and cider in the orchard. We are proud to present The Dharma Dolls for a magical evening in the orchard.  Our only event of the season, don't miss out on this 3-course alfresco dinner catered by Basket-Case Picnics, ...

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Gift Boxes

We now have beautiful custom-illustrated gift boxes available. For individual gifting, or for professionals looking to give a truly local, premium gift to their clients, a 4-pack of ciders is a unique (and delicious!) option. For corporate gifts or professionals...

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Hand-Forged

The ability to take something raw and shapeless - a chunk of wood, a hunk of clay, fresh garden ingredients - and transform it into something new and beautiful - a bowl, a mug, a meal - is a simple definition of the word 'craft'.  The word conjures images of...

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