I read an article in the Democrat and Chronicle “Cider-makers forage for old wild apple flavor” by Lisa Rathke where she discussed a community project by Wildcraft Cider Works in Eugene, Oregon. The cidery has people in the community bring wild apples and apples from old orchards on their property to the cidery to be blended into a one-of-a-kind local cider. In return for donating apples, the community members get cider. Cool, huh? What a fun project and way to get the local community involved in, and excited about, hard cider and a local cidery. I hope a Finger Lakes area cidery will try the idea. Hard cider is here to stay and New York has some of the best apples in the world. Anything we can do to promote this beverage is great for the local economy and cider industry.