Sunday, April 13, 2014

Oylers Organic Cider



I drank most of a quart of cider today. I could have shared better. It was from Oylers Organic Farms in Biglerville, PA and certified organic by PCO.I'm not a stickler for organic produce or cider for that matter, but this was some good cider. It was sweet, complex and very cloudy giving it a heavy rich taste I'd almost equate with chocolate. Damn fine stuff.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Which Apples For What?

Fedco is amazing at this sort of thing. Leave it to an enclave of agrarian anarchist hippies to work out which applies should best be used for what purpose. Is that a desert apple? Is it a baking apple?  Could it be used as a cider apple?  Fedco knows.


Friday, October 04, 2013

Apples in Queens

I was in Queens and looking for tacos, or kabobs.. anything except a Hookah bar. That's a tall order around Steinway. But on a side street I found overflowing bins of apples. It held me over until lunch happened later on.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Summer Rambos

Summer Rambos and Honey Crisps, the season has truly begun. There are many early season apples: Jonogold, Mott's Pink, Queen Cox and even some Gravensteins. But most very early seasonal apples are soft, I prefer the more tart firm apples, really starting with the classic Granny Smith and moving up the scale.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kauffman Fruit Farm

For offf-season cider this was great!  Amos L. Kauffman started planting the Kauffman Fruit Farm in in Bird-in-Hand Pennsylvania  back in 1911. Five generations later the family is still running it and it tastes like they know what they're doing.