Pear Cider. For the love of Perry.

Pear Cider. For the love of Perry.
Since discovering a wild old grove of heirloom apple, plum and pear trees on our 100 acre farm, foraging for wild apples and harvesting wild perry pears has quickly become one of our favourite things to do. We're continually inspired by the endless heirloom and new varieties yet to be discovered and transformed into rare vintage ciders that reflect a sense of time and place.

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Earth day work bee grafting cider apple trees

Earth day work bee grafting cider apple trees

Is there a better way to spend Earth day than gathering with friends to graft hundreds of cider apple trees? This past weekend we headed on over to Heartwood Farm & Cidery to continue building our own cider orchard.  Apple trees are grafted for several reasons - the first being that apple...

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Lost Orchards and Wild Perry Pears Autumn 2016

Lost Orchards and Wild Perry Pears Autumn 2016

You can tell it's harvest season in our neck of the woods, when you start seeing truck after truck full of apple harvest bins being delivered to the local orchards. There’s definitely a calm before the storm vibe to our days right now, as we start gearing up for our first harvests...

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Building a Cidery Summer Update

Building a Cidery Summer Update

It's been a busy summer here at the farm with lots of projects on the go. Work on the cidery building is almost complete - we'll be working away this long weekend, finishing up the framing and insulating in the cellar room. Note to self: next time you're planning an insulating project,...

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Spring is here and the bees are too

Spring is here and the bees are too
Without the bees, we'd have no apples, no cider! We're establishing an apiary here at the farm because we recognize that bees are an essential part of our natural ecosystem and want to encourage populations in our orchards. Not to mention their valuable pollination services in the orchard and the honey they provide.

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