In 2003, we had a devastating fire that destroyed much of our home farm. After 10 years, we are finally rebuilding our cider house and we need your help!!
We are seeking funds to rebuild our historic 1820 cider house so we can expand production of our artisan ciders and meads to be sold in our farmers markets. We have a community of friends and supporters and want to get this finished before summer. We will use the funds to finish the building, close up the walls and buy cider tanks and equipment. Please join us, rewards include prints of our beautiful woodcuts, mead/cider home-brewing kits or opportunties to come and feast and celebrate at the farm.
Elizabeth Ryan is a full-time farmer and owns Breezy Hill Orchard in Staatsburg, NY. She is a founding farmer of NYC's greenmarket. In addition Elizabeth operates Stone Ridge Orchard and Knoll Krest Farm and is committed to producing healthy local food as sustainably as possible. Working with local schools and CSA's, she has been honored for her contributions to sustainable agriculture. Breezy Hill Orchard is managed organically and their 2 other farms are certified in an eco/fair trade program.
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges: one of the greatest risks we face is the weather. This is an outdoor project that could be affected or delayed considerably by weather, especially extreme weather. In addition to the direct effects of weather on the project, weather or other factors beyond our control can affect employees and subcontractors. For example delays on other jobs or delays getting materials could cause delays finishing the project, especially if they require special ordering. We are committed to sourcing as many local sustainable inputs as possible. We do not anticipate problems but our wood is primarily sourced from a local sawmill, so if they have problems getting wood it would affect this project. We are in close communication with them and they have given us assurances that they have enough supply. There is always the possibility that something unexpected could happen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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