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It Takes All Kinds..of Cider Apples

Published: October 20, 2014 in Farm Life, Food & Drink, Inspiration, Orchard

It’s mid October; we’re eating pole beans from the garden, and half the nasturtiums are still in bloom. But even on a grey day, the Black Gum outside my office window glows scarlet, orange and […]

2013 Best Of Food & Drink

Published: January 7, 2014 in Food & Drink, Inspiration

I confess. From the NY Times to People magazine, my year end guilty pleasure is an extended Best Of Binge. Movies, books, new restaurants…I devour them all, with food related lists near the top. So, […]

Treasure Hunting

Published: July 29, 2012 in Farm Life, Food & Drink, Inspiration, Listen

Life on an apple farm contains daily treasures. From the summer morning mist that rolls up the Old Orchard from Rock House Creek to fat, sugar filled fruit pulling branches low to the ground, tiny […]

Keep Your Focus

Published: April 19, 2012 in Farm Life, Food & Drink, Inspiration

Every spring my most determined companion is a Phoebe. This drab little flycatcher constructs her muddy home with maniacal focus atop an electrical outlet on the Foggy Ridge crush pad, just behind the blending tank […]

A Good Appetite

Published: November 6, 2011 in Food & Drink, Inspiration

When asked to list his strengths at school, my then 10-year old stepson wrote “I’m a good eater”. I, too, am firmly in the “live to eat” camp, and never miss a chance to dine […]

Where Your Passion Will Take You

Published: September 1, 2011 in Inspiration, Listen

RevPeyton@FRC Who knew that apples and cider would connect me to the creative musicians behind Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band? As a sideline to his Floyd Fest filming, Todd Godbout and MyJoogTV visited Foggy Ridge […]

August Is A Heavy Month

Published: August 3, 2011 in Inspiration

Each August morning, Foggy Ridge earns its name. Mist rises from Rock House Creek below the Old Orchard, cloaking Carrie’s Hill and obscuring our view of Buffalo Mountain. Early morning sun hits the orchard and […]