This is a introductory, exploratory field-to-glass workshop for individuals interested in starting a commercial cider production business. Participants will learn the fundamentals of 1) commercial cider tree fruit production 2) fermentation for commercial scales and 3) considerations for setting up and running a successful cider business. Attendees will explore these three aspects with with our speaker lineup of three Pacific Northwest-based cider production specialists:
– Carol Miles, WSU Horticulture Department, WSU Mt. Vernon
– Bri Ewing, WSU Food Science Department, WSU Mt. Vernon
– Nick Gunn, BenchGraft Cider Consulting
Refreshments and snacks will be served at the event.
Participants will also have opportunity to network during program breaks.