A Bumper Crop from the Solar Orchard

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In March of 2013 a solar array went online in Bridport, Vermont, just a few miles from our cidery.  The project was the work of a local farmer looking to diversify his land, AllEarth Renewables, a solar company, and us here at Woodchuck® Hard Cider.  You can read more from our first blog post about it here.

We were excited to be expanding our renewable energy portfolio beyond our Cow Power commitment.  We were hoping the newly dubbed “solar orchard” would produce enough power to account for 10% of our usage.  Well I guess you could say sunny days were ahead!

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5 Ways to Upcycle your Cider

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Ready for your weekend Woodchuck®? Who isn’t! As you reach that last sip of cider, you’re inevitably left with an empty 6-pack. What now? Hopefully that initial response is to throw those bottles and packaging right into the recycling bin. Is that your only option? With Earth Week upon us, we looked to our fans for some inspiration. What did we find? A whole lot of Upcycling!

Upcycling is the process of repurposing your waste into new products or useful materials. By taking a different look at your refuse, you can upcycle and old tire into a flower bed, or a broken ladder into a bookshelf! What could you do with your empty cider bottles? Direct from our fans, here are 5 Ways to Upcycle your Woodchuck®.

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4 Places To Visit Out West This National Park Week

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So it’s Earth Week, eh? It’s a time to focus on how we strive to better our planet and a reason to celebrate our Earth’s natural beauty. From desert to forest, we are spoiled with breathtaking landscapes. We don’t think there’s much of a coincidence between our celebration of Earth Week, and the National Park Service bringing focus to their outstanding parks. Tomorrow it’s time to get up, get outside, and Celebrate National Park Week! Check out some tips on where to go if you’re out west!

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What is American Forests? A guest post from the nonprofit

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(A guest post from the American Forests Nonprofit) 

Founded in 1875, American Forests is the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country and has served as a catalyst for many of the most important milestones in the conservation movement.

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Earth Week 2014!

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We here at Woodchuck® take great pride in crafting the highest quality cider in the land.  One of the key parts of that last sentence is “the land”.  Without a healthy earth, apples won’t grow, and without apples there is no Woodchuck.

We have worked hard to keep an eye on the environment as we have grown over the last 23 years.  We were one of the first to change our packaging to recycled material.  We also continue to work on bringing more renewable energy into our power portfolio.  We’ll talk more about this as the week goes on, but first we want to let you know about our Woodchuck Earth Week 2014!

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