Cider has the power to transform rural economies but only if people embrace drinking it and not settling for commercial hard cider made from concentrate from other parts of the world. Join Ian Merwin of Black Diamond Farm and Dan Wilson of Slyboro as they discuss the challenges of orchard work and returning Americans to their traditional beverage.


“The blends are the art of cider making.” [14:00] – Dan Wilson

“Mass market or 6 pack ciders are typically made from apple juice concentrate not from the juice of fresh apples.” [23:00] – Ian Merwin