Of Apples And Orchards: Chronicling The 'Cider Revival' In Vermont And Beyond

Sep 4, 2019

If you're looking for a Vermont-made beverage to quench your thirst, you could drown in options: craft beer, locally-distilled spirits and even Vermont-made sodas. You can increasingly add craft cider to the mix. We're talking about all things hard cider and the growing popularity of the centuries-old drink.

Author Jason Wilson traveled from New England to the West Coast to Europe to meet the cider makers and apple growers in "The Cider Revival."
Credit Jacket by Gabriele Wilson of Abrams Books / Photo by Kevin Klinskidorn

Author Jason Wilson joins Vermont Edition to talk about his new book The Cider Revival: Dispatches From The Orchard and discuss the apples, orchards, growers and ciders taking root in Vermont, New England and beyond.

And we'll hear from Steve Wood, owner of Farnum Hill Ciders and Poverty Lane Orchards in Lebanon, New Hampshire, about his decades growing cider apples and sharing his knowledge — and cuttings — with other orchardists.

Broadcast live on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.