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Finnriver Cider: Family, Farm and Flavor on the Olympic Peninsula

This city boy spent the month of January 2012 living and volunteering at Finnriver Farm and Cidery on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula. So many wonderful memories of my time there, you can catch up on all my adventures during that month in this blog post. (Including a link to my Edible Seattle article recalling my [...]

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Read About My Month at Finnriver Farm in Edible Seattle

Hey, did you know I got to write about my month at Finnriver Farm for Edible Seattle? Grab a copy or a dozen of the November/December 2012 issue and read all about that memorable January.  (UPDATE: My article is now available FREE in the Edible Seattle online archive: Chicken Friends and Mummy Berries. But you [...]

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Looking Back on My Month at Finnriver Farm and Cidery

Shortly before I returned to Seattle I spoke with Jeff and Janet (pictured in the upper right), who are partners and manage the day-to-day operation of the farm, about what makes Finnriver so unique. “It takes a lot of people with different backgrounds to make a farm a business and a community,” Janet explained. “It’s [...]

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Finnriver Farm in Pictures: Before and After the Snow

I put together a photo essay for Foodista, inspired by how the snow at Finnriver Farm and Cidery has transformed the landscape.

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Images from Finnriver Farm and Cidery at the Halfway Point

I’m about halfway through my month here at Finnriver and I”m looking back on some of my favorite images and memories so far. This second half will be spent telling you about the great people I’ve been spending a lot of time with here. It’s been a pleasure getting to know Keith, Crystie, Jeff, and [...]

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A Cider for Beer Lovers on a Sunny Day at Finnriver Farm

I have a secret to tell you about Finnriver Farm in January. It’s not all gray clouds and rain. Sometimes the sun makes an appearance. (Maybe a brief appearance, but let’s enjoy this moment in the sun, ok?) And in dramatic fashion. There is nothing more satisfying then emerging from your cabin in the morning… [...]

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Winter Blueberry Maintenance at Finnriver Farm

On a late August visit to Finnriver Farm and Cidery I viewed an abundance of blueberries. But when winter comes, a lot of work goes into making sure a bounty of berries are available in the warmer months. Here’s what blueberry bushes look like in the winter: Though barren, I actually find them quite attractive. [...]

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A Spirited Day at Finnriver Farm and a Wine to Match

My first day at Finnriver Farm was full of hard work (well, for a soft-handed city boy) but very rewarding. I’m already fond of the chickens and their unbridled enthusiasm for being fed. And during morning egg collection (some of them still warm), I was surprised at how many I gathered even though winter production [...]

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A Month at Finnriver Farm and Cidery

I’m rolling up my sleeves to spend most of my January at Finnriver Farm and Cidery. After numerous visits out to the farm, located in Chimacum on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, I have become quite attached to the place and the people. I’m looking forward to helping out with the day-to-day operations of the farm [...]

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