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What Sets us Apart…

What Sets us Apart…

(tiny crabapples that pack so much punch!) This vintage - 2015 - will be the first season that all of our apples for our cider come from our own orchard. (Well - ok full disclosure  - we couldn't say no to a bin of precious cider-fruit that was offered to us by a...

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Twenty-fif-what?

Twenty-fif-what?

So the calendar just rolled over to month numero eight. That's nearly two-thirds of the way through 2015. That's most of this year already gone.......excuse me while I curl up into a little ball and quietly rock back in forth in silent panic because so much has not...

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Tasting Room Associate

We are currently hiring a tasting room associate to help us out on busy afternoons and at other events.  This is a casual position with shifts lasting 2-4 hours, mostly on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons. There will possibly be some additional shifts midweek,...

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CiderCon 2015

CiderCon 2015

I have been to a number of conferences over the years.  Most are to do with tree fruits and orcharding.  Most are attended by tired farmers who have worked too hard for too many years and are attending  to learn how to grow better fruit so they can glean a few cents...

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Harvest 2014

Harvest 2014

Harvest is a busy time on an orchard. I had great plans to share many pictures of all the picking, hauling, pressing, juicing, apples, apples, and more apples with you here. But harvest is a busy time. And winter is proving to be busier than I had thought. Tripling...

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Industry Tour & Tasting: January 22

Industry Tour & Tasting: January 22

As part of the funding we received through the Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program under Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, we are welcoming interested industry stakeholders to a cidery tour and tasting on January 22, 2015. Whether you are...

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Instead We played

Instead We played

Today the heavens smiled on all of us wishing for just a little-bit extra Christmas break.   The heavens smiled, then opened wide and unleashed a seemingly unending  dump of magic. Local social media is abuzz. The number one news item is the weather. School was "on"...

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It’s made from apples!

It’s made from apples!

On this Thanksgiving Weekend I am feeling particularly thankful for three full tanks of juice-quickly-turning-cider.  We are nearly at last year's total production and it's only our first press. The process is: 1. Use high-quality fruit that has been allowed to fully...

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Are you as #coolasdave?

Are you as #coolasdave?

It's been a long time since I've blogged regularly here and I've missed it - missed sharing my thoughts and our journey to building this crazy cidery dream. This first season open we've really appreciated everyone's tremendous support and enthusiasm.  I'd like to try...

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Long-overdue

Long-overdue

An update here is long-overdue. I rely on Instagram way too much for it's instant ease, but so many of those cheering for us aren't on Instagram. So finally a short update on our blog, with photos compliments our cousin Clarissa. I had great plans to put together a...

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Resilience

Resilience

I had good intentions of finally getting back to this space to write about how thankful we are to the great community around us for supporting our cidery - for everyone's encouraging words, repeat business, and genuine enjoyment of the ciders that we have poured our...

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Bottling.

Bottling.

We bottled our first cider this week, "The Prospector". The days before bottling were full to the brim with unloading bottles, figuring out our fancy filter, how to effectively carbonate, and building our bottler. And all the spring work for the farm. We've been in a...

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