Tag Archives: Empire apple

Back in the Winners’ Circle: Matthews’ Homebrew Cider

By Christopher Matthews I made quite a splash with my (hard) cider at the recent 2019 Hudson Valley Homebrew Competition (HVHC). Not only did I take First and Third Place in the “Standard Cider” category, respectively, but also Best in … Continue reading

Posted in At Our Farmhouse, Beer + Cider, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Farms, NY craft beverages | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Black Twig: Tennessee Apple, Thriving on the Hudson

By Christopher Matthews As Thanksgiving approaches, the harvest is winding down quickly in our corner of the Hudson Valley. Looking back, 2012 was mostly a banner year for produce (depending on location, of course — a late frost hit some). Despite being … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in At Our Farmhouse, Beer + Cider, Farm Stands, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Farms, Local Food | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Golden (Delicious) Memory

By Christopher Matthews Taste memories can be powerful — and unexpected. I experienced such a moment the other day, on a back-country walk near our house upstate, something I especially enjoy in the colder months, when the deer ticks are dormant, and the … Continue reading

Posted in At Our Farmhouse, Food, Local Food | Tagged , , | Leave a comment