SHOREHAM, VT — For the third straight year 20 employees from the Vermont Hard Cider Company — makers of Woodchuck┬« Hard Cider — visited Champlain Orchards in Shoreham, to participate in the “Pick For Your Neighbor” program.
The day yielded 124 bushels of apples; nearly 5,000 pounds all told. The apples were then loaded onto a Vermont Foodbank truck — bound for every corner of the state. This year’s effort broke the previous record of 113 bushels. In the three years Vermont Hard Cider has been participating, it has picked and donated more the 13,000 pounds of apples.
The “Pick for Your Neighbor” Program asks those picking apples this fall to pick an extra bag, and donate it to those in need. It is a partnership program between the Vermont Foodbank, the Agency of Agriculture and the Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association.
The Vermont Hard Cider Company is thrilled to take part in a program that serves to bring fresh fruit to those in need — as well as increase business at local orchards. Cheers to our local fruit growers and to the Vermont Foodbank!