The market will feature several Hudson Valley cider makers, including: Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider (produced at Breezy Hill Orchard and Stone Ridge Orchard), Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery (maker of Doc’s® Draft Ciders, Warwick), Glorie Farm Winery (Marlboro), The Standard Cider Company (owned by Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville), Aaron Burr Cidery (Wurtsboro), Orchard Hill Cider Mill (located at Soons Orchard, New Hampton), Kettleborough Cider House (New Paltz), Yankee Folly Cidery (New Paltz), Awestruck Ciders (produced by Gravity Ciders, Walton), Nine Pin Ciderworks (Albany), and Angry Orchard (opening a new facility in Walden).
As part of the market, Historic Huguenot Street and Kettleborough Cider House will be introducing a historic crab apple hard cider, brewed by Kettleborough in collaboration with HHS. The cider’s use of crab apples is true to how the early founders of New Paltz would have brewed their own cider, which was a popular colonial drink.
Glynwood, the agricultural non-profit that created Cider Week, will be present at the market with information about their programs, including their Farm Business Incubator located on 323 acres near New Paltz. Cider Week, now in its fifth year, has been successful in driving market demand for regional craft cider and has helped to noticeably increase sales and profitability for apple and cider producers.
The market will take place on the Deyo House lawn across from the DuBois Fort (81 Huguenot Street) and will be open from 12 – 4 pm. Vendors will be selling ciders and other products from their farms, as well as offering tastings of their various hard ciders. Admission is $5 and grants access for the duration of the market. Guests tasting cider must be 21+ with ID.