|Hard County Cider, Colrain MA|
hard cider tasting will ensue at a High Summer Orchard Party. Join Field Mahoney of West County Cider, Colrain and newcomer Artifact Cider Project of Springfield for cider, food and music out in the wild from 4 to 6 pm. Festivities will be held in an orchard, of course, in Shelburne at 206 Peckvill Road. Plenty of cider will be available to taste including one called "Wild Thing," fermented with the yeast of the McIntosh apples.
High Summer Orchard Party food will include the Wheelhouse Farm Truck serving arepas, corn-pocket sandwiches suffed with locally produced brisket, puled pork and veg. Check the FB page hosted by Artifact for alternate arrangements in case of rain.
Field Mahoney, proprietor of the thirty-year-old West County Cider, has chosen this site for the party because it will be the locale for the cider-maker's new retail outlet. West County can be credited as the inspiration for the current revival of the country's first alcoholic beverage.