THE ORCHARD

Although cider was widely consumed in Canada's early days, cider apple trees were cut down en masse during prohibition in North America (back in the banjo era!). Today, most cider in Canada is produced using table apples, which are good for making pies and apple juice, but don't have the flavor profile to make traditional cider. In 2018, we started planting our "Revival" Orchard with cider apples like Kingston Black, Yarlington Mill, and Dabinet. We use compost as fertilizer, mulch and organic mats for weed suppression, and other natural growing methods.