It’s been a wild ride these past couple of weeks, hasn't it? Like many of you, we've had our share of ups and downs, but overall we’ve got a lot to be thankful for.
We’re especially thankful for all of your support.
Witnessing the shift of many small producers like us, to exclusively online ordering and contactless delivery/pickup and the overwhelming customer support for these changes, is truly heartwarming.
In response to your requests, we've added both sizes of our Jun Honey Tonics to the shop, and you can also find them in better food shops across Ontario. Let us know if there's a shop near you you'd like to see them in.
FREE shipping is still available in our webstore on orders of 6+ bottles.
Start shopping here to place your order online, no code necessary.
Contact Free pickup is also available at the cidery.
The good news this week, is that Farmer’s Markets have been recognized as an essential part of our food system here in Ontario. The wonderful market management teams are working alongside public health officials to make sure this is still a safe space for everyone during this outbreak.
As part of this effort, Greenbelt Market's will be launching an online pre-order system to facilitate a safe purchase experience for everyone . We’ll have more info on this in the weeks to come and welcome your feedback.
Meanwhile we've been busy at the cidery getting our latest releases bottled, and safely stored away in the cellar for conditioning. Running a bottling line is quite a feat for a team of two, but managed to put down 3500 litres of cider, including your favourites - Crimson Crisp & Golden Russet, as well as a new harvest of our Lost Orchard Cider.
This vintage features exclusively heirloom apples from a historic orchard site in Meaford, and we’re loving the results. Rich and full bodied, with a crisp tart finish - a perfect cider to pair with food. These will be available first to cider club members (2nd quarterly shipment) before their official release early summer.
Our first bottle club shipment will ship out next week and this is one you don't want to miss out on! We've got two new ciders ready to release in April, and club members get first crack at them.
Single Orchard Northern Spy Pét-Nat - 7% 750ml - 288 bottles produced
We've been fans of the Pét-Nat (Pétillant Naturel) style for quite some time. This style is quite similar to our bottle conditioned ciders, in that the carbonation is produced naturally in bottle - in the traditional style. We're not generally fans of added sugars in our ciders, we prefer to keep them natural, letting the fruit be the star. But there are times when a little bit of sweet can really make a cider shine.
The Pét-Nat method allow us to produce a naturally sparkling fruit forward cider with some residual sugar from the apples themselves.
Fresh, crisp and lively, it's one of our favourites so far, we just wish we'd made more of it.
Cyser - 7.2% 750ml - 85 cases produced
Since we started our first hives on the farm, we've been playing around with meads and other honey sweetened ciders.
Our Cyser is a unique co-ferment of Georgian Bay apples and local honey. This vintage is soft, round, layered with wildflowers, beeswax, and backed with crisp acidity. A true taste of the region.
Club members can choose from a 3 or 6 bottle subscription, delivered to your home at the end each quarter.
Shipments can also be customized to suit your tastes - just let us know what you'd like and we'll do our best to accommodate.