Last week we talked with Sherrye Wyatt, executive director of the NW Cider Association about the growth of the cider industry in the northwest.
WYATT: We are hosting the national convention for the cider industry in February in Portland. It's called Cider-Con and for the last several years its been in Chicago. This year we're excited to showcase the northwest and we'll have cider makers from all over the country as well as researchers and media and it will be quite a cider circus.
There are a lot of other cider events popping up here in the northwest.
WYATT: So on August 8th in Port Townsend is going to be the fifth annual Summer Cider day and it's a full day of cider tasting and live music and it takes place in the Northwest Maritime Center which is right on the water. Pretty excited about this, we have good response, over 17 cideries will be there and about 60-70 ciders to taste and great food paired with ciders.
I addition Wyatt says there is a big event on the horizon.
WYATT: Washington Cider Week is coming up in September so that will be a week long cider events all over the State of Washington and celebrating cider. Tap takeovers, cider maker dinners, cider pairings, cider festivals, there's a big summit in Seattle on the 11th and 12th of September. It's a really important event. This is our fifth year having Washington Cider Week.
That's today's Fruit Grower Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.