American hard cider is making a comeback. There are many high hopes for the industry, which has gotten the welcome mat from New York's chief executive.
A new law that will take effect early next year creates a new type of license for farm cider-making operations. Sonya del Peral is manager of Albany's Nine Pin Cider Works Company.
She agrees with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who believes that the farm cider operations, which can sell other products such as jams and souvenirs, will promote tourism and help New York agriculture.
If you are hoping to go apple picking this fall, you may want to call ahead to make sure your favorite orchard is open.
As reported by the Times Union, some capital region orchards will not be open to those looking for ‘pick-your-own’ this year due to heavily reduced crop yields following unseasonable weather over the last six months.