1857 Spirits Gears Up, Hops are Booming, It’s Cider Time

The bottles are ready and waiting at Middleburgh's 1857 spirits. Photo by Catskill Eats

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  • Country Views magazine takes a peek inside Barber’s Farm’s new distillery, 1857 Spirits, which expects to bottle its first potato vodka in Middleburgh any minute now.
  • Civil Eats takes an in-depth look at New York State’s growing hops industry.
  • Upstate Dispatch sits in on the first honey harvest at Fleischmann’s Chasing Honey Farm.
  • Got apples? The Hubbell Family Farm in Margaretville will be happy to press them into cider for you for a mere $6/bushel. A minimum of five bushels and an appointment are required. Details on the farm’s Facebook page.
  • Fresh off a Wall Street Journal video, Delaware County’s Handsome Brook Farm is featured in mens’ guide The Manual, including a favorite flan recipe.

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