Cow Power, Turning Manure into Energy


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. For Earth Week 2015, let’s check out what Cow Power is all about!

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President’s Notebook


A message from Woodchuck President and CEO Bret Williams

Another incredible Earth Week Campaign in the books. The results have been greater than we could have imagined.  7,311 trees planted this year and 42,033 total in the last four years.  That equates to around 123 football fields of fresh forest planted since 2010.

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New Woodchuck Orchard Harvests the Sun


In the central Vermont farm town of Bridport, a new orchard is taking root.  The 1.5 acre orchard sits about 10 miles from the Woodchuck Cidery in Middlebury, Vermont.  Its crop is electricity, and its food source is the sun.  It turns lovely sunny day rays into fast moving electrons.

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