On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we learn how to throw cider with David Dolginow, co-founder of Shacksbury Cider of Vermont. This is not a Johnny Appleseed story though; the trees were already there, marked by hunters during harvest for hunting hungry deer as their fruit ripened. Many of these old orchards were forgotten on dairy farms, which is fitting, because Shacksbury’s cider was set in motion by the dry Basque-style homebrews of Michael Lee from nearby Twig Farm artisanal cheese. Through cow pastures, meadows and forests of Vermont, a blend of Jonagold, Spartan, Macintosh and Empire, mix with international varieties like Ellis Bitters, Browns, and Somerset Redstreak, foraging a new path for Shacksbury’s modern farmhouse classics.


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