That’s right folks, Strawberry Crush is finally here and just in time for this heatwave! light and refreshing, this strawberry cider is sure to keep you cool on these hot summer days.
A Common summer time treat, you can find local strawberries popping up everywhere! So we decided why not try co-fermenting these delicious berries into our ciders? We reached out to some friends at local berry farms and collected quite a crop! We ground the berries before letting them steep in the aged cider for five days. Light and full of berry flavor, enjoy this strawberry cider!
Last Resort Farm in Monkton, VT is one of the local berry producers we partnered with for this year’s strawberry crush!
“Located on the northeast corner of Addison County in Monkton, the 272 acre family farm was purchased by Sam Burr and Eugenie Doyle in 1986 from the Shattuck family who had been dairying there for 150 years. The Doyle-Burrs operated the farm as a conventional dairy until 1993 when low milk prices prompted them to sell the Jersey herd and re-imagine the farm as an organic hay and produce operation. After the 3-year transition period they became certified organic and quickly established a strong reputation for quality. In the winter of 2017, son Silas took over farm operations and now raises 80 to 90 acres of hay for sale, collects maple sap from 1,200 taps and grows 20 acres of small fruit, vegetables, cover crops & hemp. The farm operates an on site farmstand, a Farm Share program, retails at three local farmers markets, and wholesale to area schools, restaurants, and to food stores in Burlington, Williston, Winooski and Bristol.”
You can visit Last Resort Farm to pick your own strawberries (when in season) or to purchase produce and other various products from their Self Service Farm Stand! The good folks at Last Resort also host events like their garlic braiding workshop. To learn more about LRF visit their website at https://www.lastresortfarm.com/
Strawberry Crush in its natural habitat at Last Resort Farm
Liz, Kait, Nicole, Keith, and Pheonix harvest garlic at Last Resort Farm. – They also happen to be the crew that picked strawberries for Strawberry Crush!