As a preview of coming attractions, let me show you the new orchards at Rack and Cloth and Bull Run which are just on the cusp of bearing cider-ready fruit. Because of the time it takes trees to mature, there's been a lag in the market between the time cider got popular and when cider-makers are going to start being able to make more distinctive products out of their own fruit. Here's a taste of the future.
Rack and Cloth (Mosier, Oregon)
|Chickens roaming through the new orchards of Spanish, |
French, and English cider apple varieties.
|Silas Bleakley and Kristina Nance|
|A French wine foudre in the new cidery building at Rack & Cloth|
|The cidery's mascot is PommePomme the sheep--|
seen here leading the flock
Bull Run (Forest Grove, Oregon)
|The picturesque barn, with the orchard in the far background.|