Cows. Vermont has a lot of them. In fact, at a certain point in Vermont’s history, cows outnumbered people! They are an integral part of our home state’s economy. What you may not know though is that they also play a very important role for Woodchuck and our ability to create high quality, innovative hard cider. Our bovine friends literally help power the Woodchuck Cidery in Middlebury, Vermont. How, you ask? No, we don’t have them walking in giant hamster wheels. Like our Cider Makers, Vermont farmers and power company folks are pushing innovation in our state. Call it “yankee ingenuity,” if you will. Vermonters have figured out a way to turn waste into energy, and Woodchuck Hard Cider is lucky enough to reap the benefits of it.