Distillers Blog

Fruit Focus: Cherries

This is the second in our series of posts regarding the different fruits that we grow here at DeFisher Fruit Farm and the different products we can make with them at Apple Country Spirits.  The first entry in this series can be found here: http://applecountryspirits.com/blog/fruit-focus-apples/


Today's focus is on Cherries.  Cherries are our second biggest crop behind apples.  DeFisher Fruit Farm grows close to 100 acres of cherries all together, with a majority being tart cherries.  The oldest block of tree we have is over 35 years old and we have been growing cherries for ...

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1st Annual Orchard Wassail and Cocktail Party

  • Posted On: January 7, 2015
  • Author: Collin McConville
  • Categories: Events

In the cider-producing West of England wassailing refers to drinking (and singing) the health of trees in the hopes that they might better thrive. The purpose of wassailing is to awake the cider apple trees and to scare away evil spirits to ensure a good harvest of fruit in the Autumn.

Join us on Saturday, January 17 for our First Annual Orchard Wassail celebration and launch of our very own Rootstock Hard Cider! We will be offering a choice of 3 mixed cocktails, NY state red and white wine by the glass and pints of Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout as well ...