Mountain Cider News & Updates

What do we do when the Snow Stops Falling?

MAR 2018

As much as I’d like to make and sell our cider all year long with equal fervor, it is undoubtedly a seasonal product. That said, we do get plenty of diehards who buy our cider no matter what the temperature is, but for most folks, demand drops off around the beginning of March. In many parts of the U.S. (including Vermont) cold, snowy conditions will continue to drag on for a month or two, but it’s this time of year that people get sick of winter, and the nostalgic appeal of hot spiced cider gets replaced by the deep desire for frosty lemonade and backyard barbeques.   

The Holidays in Vermont - Spiced Apple Sweet Potatoes

NOV - DEC 2017

The Holidays are a magical time in Vermont. If you ever get the chance, I would recommend escaping the normal hustle and bustle, to come visit us. If you swing by the Rutland City Rotary Christmas tree stand in the month of December, I’ll even tie a Vermont grown balsam fir to the roof of your car and send you a way with a free cup of our hot spiced apple cider.

Octoberfeast: Spiced Cider Braised Cabbage and Bratwurst

OCT 2017

As far as one pot meals go, this is a Gormly family favorite, and is perfect for a chilly October night. A new butcher shop just opened in Rutland Vermont, which has elevated this dish to the next level. If you are ever in the area, be sure to check out the homemade sausage selection at the Vermont Butcher Shop http://www.vermontbutchershop.com/our-meats/charcuterie/sausage-bacon. Well worth it.

 

As a word of warning, let’s just say that the ingredients in this dish act as a “digestive aid”, and it should only be enjoyed in familiar company.

Spiced Cider Switchel - The Wonder Tonic

SEP 2017

We at the Mountain Cider Company have been experiencing a bit of a late season heat wave up here in Vermont. Usually, by this time of year, I’m expecting to see some frost on the pumpkins, but instead we’ve been treated to a slate of 90 degree days. This is rare, even for summer. Outdoor work, which is usually quite pleasurable in the Fall, has turned into a sweaty, arduous, endeavor. Luckily, we have a traditional concoction for liquid revitalization which has helped abate the sun’s harsh gaze. I’m talking about switchel.

Spiced Apple Cider Granola

SEP 2017

One wouldn’t be lying if they said Vermont is known for its granolas. Around here, this can describe the general population just as easily as the nutty, crunchy, oat-laden topping.  Granola gives us Vermonters the energy to survive long winters and longer election cycles. Add it to yogurt, put it on ice cream, or just snack on it by its lonesome. We don’t judge.

Get to Know the Mountain Cider Company

AUG 2017

We at the Mountain Cider Company are finally getting with the modern times (and by modern times, we mean late 1990’s), and starting a blog. We figured it was time, because our web guy kept bugging us, and we guess it wouldn’t hurt if our customers got to know us a bit more. That said, Welcome! As a means of introduction here are 5 questions that paint a pretty good picture of who we are, and where we came from.

Spiced Cider Turkey Brine Recipe

AUG 2017

Spiced Cider Turkey Brine Recipe

Cider Pork & Poultry Glaze Recipe

AUG 2017

Cider Pork & Poultry Glaze Recipe

Cider Pie Recipe

AUG 2017

Cider Pie Recipe

Cider Donuts Recipe

AUG 2017

Cider Donuts Recipe

Apple Pie Recipe

AUG 2017

Apple Pie Recipe

Butternut Squash, Apple & Ginger Soup

AUG 2017

Butternut Squash, Apple & Ginger Soup Recipe

Cider Tart Recipe

AUG 2017

Cider Tart Food Recipe

Homebrew Hard Cider Recipes

JULY 2017

 

1 Gallon Recipe - Homebrew Hard Cider