Posts from Eden

What is an Heirloom Apple?

Blue Pearmain, Rhode Island Greening, Roxbury Russet…these are all heirloom apple varieties you won’t find in your local grocery store. But, what does “heirloom apple variety” even mean, and why is that characteristic important to holistic growers and cideries? There is no official definition, but Heirloom apples varieties can be generalized as varieties that do […]

Cider with vegetarian meal

Brut Nature and Food: Harissa spiced Haloumi

Recipe from Effie Loupakis     Brut Nature is our answer to champagne. It’s at once celebratory sparkler and a serious food wine, built of mostly bittersharp apple varieties lending complexity and structure, resting on lees for at least 18 months, creating depth and a creamy mouthfeel. Inspired by Brute Nature’s light, citric notes I […]

Heirloom Apples from Eden Ciders

Organic Apples: Not Good Enough

I am often asked if the apples in our ciders are organic… My first reaction is ‘how much time do you have’? Organic has become the short-cut for ‘good apples’. But what are organic apples? What makes an apple organic ‘good’? Good for what? Your health? The health of orchard soil? The health of the […]

The Anti-Racism Work We Must Do

Newport, Vermont – June 11, 2020: Black Lives Matter.
We have much anti-racism work to do, on our company and on ourselves. It is on-going. It is hard, and that is as it should be.

Our COVID-19 Journey: Part 2

Newport, Vermont – May 8, 2020: A view from the trenches of rural small business survivalism.
Every day I’m mentally running to catch up. The business plan revisions in my head are only as good as the 24 hour news cycle during which they were concocted.

red cider barn and white house in snow

Our COVID-19 Journey: Part 1

Newport, Vermont – March 22, 2020: Acknowledging this new reality.
As the crisis has deepened, it has felt increasingly necessary to me to communicate to acknowledge, even as we celebrate the amazing ciders we are turning out, that things are not okay.

What Do We Mean by "Harvest Ciders"?

We press heirloom apples when they are ripe—only once a year, at harvest time. We don’t pull them out of cold storage or use rehydrated apple concentrate.