Category Archives: Cider Culture

Spotlight on Producers: Schilling Cider

NABC is helping to manage and grow the Northwest Cider Association, a trade organization formed by cider and perry producers throughout the Pacific Northwest to promote awareness of regional artisanal cider and perry. Hard cider is the fastest growing segment … Continue reading

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Cider Industry Continues to Shine

The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) star continues to rise.  Under the management of the Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC), the association grew from 19 to 35 cidermaker members in just 8 months.  Also, new categories for membership were adopted creating … Continue reading

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NABC’s TVA Workshops Announced for 2014

  NABC’s 2014 Transitioning to Value-Added Products course schedule is now uploaded to our website.  NABC offers comprehensive agri-business workshops throughout the year to provide agriculture producers with the tools and knowledge to develop and launch value-added products into the … Continue reading

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NABC Helps Northwest Cider Association “Look to the Growing Edge”

The Northwest Agriculture Business Center entered into an agreement this winter to provide marketing and administrative services to the Northwest Cider Association (NWCA).  The plan includes helping establish systems such as financial management, connecting cider apple growers with cidermakers, developing … Continue reading

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2013 Workshop Series Announced: Transitioning to Value-Added Products

Starting in January 2013, NABC is reprising our very popular TVA (Transition to Value-Added) Product workshop series. Supported by a USDA Value Added Producers Grant, this workshop series offers comprehensive, business oriented classes for farmers, ranchers, and nursery/greenhouse operators to … Continue reading

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NABC Visits Tieton Cider Works and Alpenfire Cider

Muscadet De Dieppe varity apples at Alpenfire Craft cider making is on the rise in the Northwest. To learn more about successful production and marketing of these trendy products, NABC’s Karen Mauden hit the road this past month to visit … Continue reading

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WA Cider Culture – Classes and Glasses Fill! | Skagit County

NABC has been abuzz with developments in our WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant-funded work to develop a hard cider culture in WA. In the past quarter, we’ve delivered six courses in cider production, including two completely new courses in business … Continue reading

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Cider Culture: PSFN Visits Methow Valley Ciderhouse

On a recent visit to Winthrop, Karen Mauden stopped by to meet Richard and Lynne Wasson, Owners of the Methow Valley Ciderhouse. Their hard and sweet ciders come from their organic apples in the heart of the Methow Valley. Most … Continue reading

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Cider and Mead Festival Saturday May 12, 2012

This Saturday, Northwest hard cider and mead producers including Finnriver, Westcott Bay Traditional Cider, Eaglemount Wine & Cicer, Sky River Mead, Alpenfire Cider, Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Tieton Cider Works,  Lopez Island Vineyards, Hidden Legends, and more will be gathering together … Continue reading

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A Hard Cider Culture Grows in Washington

NABC has offered classes in hard cider production since 2009. Recently, though, hard cider is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds (see articles, below).  Domestic cider production has increased from 1.2 million gallons in 2010 to 2.5 million gallons … Continue reading

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