The UVM Apple Program in conjunction with UVM Extension Risk Management Agency will be hosting an educational meeting to discuss opportunities in expanding apple production to meet the needs of the growing (hard) cider market in the region. The meeting will be held at the Woodchuck Cider Tasting Room, 1321 Exchange Street, Middlebury, VT, from 9:00-3:15.
Attendance is free but preregistration is required. To preregister, please reply to this email with your company affiliation and the number of attendees you will be sending. Attendance will be capped at 35 participants. The intended audience is apple growers with interest in growing fruit for the cider industry, as well as commercial Vermont cideries.
There will be an evaluation tasting of the ciders produced in the VT Working Lands Enterprise Fund Project: Apple Market Optimization and Expansion through Value-Added Hard Cider Production. The intent of this tasting is to present potential cidermaking qualities of apples presently grown in Vermont and to consider commercial ciders that may be produced from them.