Strawberry Cider releasing this week
Like many Arkansans, my grandma used to “put up” strawberry jam from fresh berries grown in the garden. Many a summer afternoon was spent slicing strawberries at the laminate kitchen counter alongside her, my fingers stained red with juice. I ate almost as many as I sliced, that burst of juice and natural sweetness impossible to resist.
At Black Apple, we’ve tried to capture the flavor and the nostalgia of Arkansas strawberries in our Strawberry Cider. It’s an all-natural, preservative free journey into a garden filled with spring strawberries and a fresh, sweet breeze.
We’re releasing the cider on Wednesday (March 18) for bottle fills through our taproom curbside pick-up in Springdale. Curbside pick-up is available this week on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 4-8 p.m. You’ll be able to find it in cans in retailers all over the state of Arkansas starting the week of March 23.
Strawberry Cider is part of our Harvest Series, made up of flavors with an emphasis on fruits with historical significance in Arkansas agriculture. Strawberries were a staple in more than just home gardens. As newly-built railroads reached Arkansas towns, farmers began shipping their strawberries to far-flung markets. The Arkansas River Valley from Conway to Van Buren and Central Arkansas from Jacksonville to McRae were particularly productive strawberry hubs. The strawberry industry in Arkansas peaked in 1921 and began to wane after World War II. You can learn more about strawberry history in Arkansas through the ever-useful Encyclopedia of Arkansas.
Find Strawberry Cider Near Me
In stores after March 23
321 East Emma Avenue. Springdale, Arkansas 72764
Temporarily only open for curbside pick-up. Hours:
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday