Learn what goes into a bottle of quality hard cider, a rapidly-growing small farm and orchard product niche.|
Both sides of Washington State are well suited to an expanding hard cider industry owing to an abundance of apples and growing numbers of consumers looking for more ways to support locally based agriculture. In just a few short years, the Northwest Cider Association has grown to include almost 40 new cideries producing for regional and national markets.
Now you can learn about the entire process when you join us Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00pm for Hard Cider Making with Gary Moulton in McCollum Park at WSU Snohomish County Extension's Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St SE, Everett.
You'll learn the steps necessary to create a quality hard cider including an in-depth overview of the topic covering varietal selection, growing and harvest information, as well as a look at the production steps from harvest to finished bottle.
Over his years at the WSU Tree Fruit Research Station near Mt. Vernon, WA, instructor Moulton was able to grow and experiment with a broad variety of cider and dessert apples, developing a knack for the blending process required to develop a quality hard cider product.
From apple to glass you'll learn about the production steps necessary create a premium cider. We'll also take a look at a number of locally produced hard ciders and the niche markets they occupy.
In addition, each attendee will receive a copy of the WSU publication, "Hard Cider Production and Orchard Management in the Pacific Northwest."
Our instructor is Gary Moulton, now retired after leading the Fruit Horticulture program at the Washington State University Research Station in Mt. Vernon since 1991.
He holds a master's from WSU in plant pathology specializing in fruit diseases, and a bachelor's in pomology/fruit science from Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo.
Currently a consultant to the Western Washington tree fruit and wine grape industries, Gary is known as the 'go-to' guy on raising high-quality fruit and wine grapes on the "wetside" of Washington state.
|Wednesday Mar 19, 2014 6:00 PM - Wednesday Mar 19, 2014 9:00 PM | $40.00 - $65.00
WSU Snohomish County Extension's Cougar Auditorium (View)
600 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98908
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|