BEACON, N.Y. — The New York Cider Association is preparing for fall Cider Week New York taking place from October 2nd through the 17th, 2021. With events ranging from cider tastings to orchard tours to chef and cider pairings to dinners and more, there are plenty of ways to celebrate cider across the entire state. For more information and to be kept in the loop on the full listing of events and where to enjoy cider, cider lovers can sign up at www.ciderweeknewyork.com. Virtual Cider Week programming can be viewed at New York Cider Association TV Channel on YouTube.
“With over 38 of New York’s finest cideries participating, events will be taking place statewide including Western New York, Finger Lakes, Catskills, Hudson Valley, New York City and more. A visit to your local cidery, restaurant, and cider retail shop during Cider Week is a perfect way to support small business, taste one of New York’s premium agricultural products, and enjoy all that the fall in New York has to offer,” says Scott Ramsey, Executive Director of the New York Cider Association.
Presenting Sponsor Angry Orchard’s Head Cidermaker, Ryan Burk, says, “It’s always special when we bring together the New York cider community to taste, talk and toast to the past year. A state and region that’s so special to the cider industry, we’re proud to celebrate New York growers and makers every day but are particularly excited to gather and share during Cider Week New York.”
Directly tied to New York’s agricultural cash crop of apples, cider in New York has seen an unprecedented growth explosion of over 450% over the past ten years and now has a $1.7 billion total economic impact to the NY state economy. With over 120 producers making over 5 million gallons of cider every year, New York continues to rank first in the country for the number of cider producers. For more information, visit www.ciderweeknewyork.com.
–New York Cider Association
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