Become a Member

Members of the New York Cider Association are cider producers, growers, trade professionals, and enthusiasts allied to promote and develop a market for cider. Your membership ensures that we are able to work in partnership with research organizations, state agencies, and other alliances. We work to advance cider’s contribution to our food culture and strengthen our community’s role as an engine for agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism across New York State. Our ultimate goal is to help our cider earn recognition as a distinctive, world-class beverage.


Levels and Benefits

Whether you’re a cidery, grower, industry associate, or enthusiast, membership to the NYCA comes with tremendous benefits. See which level fits you best and join us today.



Cidery Member

Individuals and businesses licensed to produce cider in New York State in good standing with federal, state, and local codes and regulations are encouraged to join us.

Benefits:

• NYCA voting privileges
• Participation in NYCA-organized promotional events
• Inclusion in collective marketing materials
• Invitation to annual meetings, networking and industry events and showcases
• Regular communications, including updates on industry data, state and federal advisories, and grant opportunities
• Access to members-only online library of information and research
• Representation to state and federal government agencies
• Board of Directors eligibility
• Active support of the cider industry generally and in New York State


Grower Member:

We welcome all individuals and businesses that produce apples in New York State. Grower Members do not have voting privileges, but are eligible to be on the Board of Directors.

Benefits:

• Participation in NYCA-organized promotional events
• Inclusion in collective marketing materials
• Invitation to annual meetings, networking and industry events and showcases
• Regular communications, including updates on industry data, state and federal advisories, and grant opportunities
• Access to members-only online library of information and research
• Representation to state and federal government agencies
• Board of Directors eligibility
• Active support of the cider industry generally and in New York State


Associate Member:

Whether you’re in the start-up phase of becoming a Cidery, offer products or services to the cidermaking industry, sell or distribute the products of the cider-making industry, or are an out-of-state Cidery—we invite you to become an Associate Member. Associate Members do not have voting privileges, but are eligible to be on the Board of Directors.

Benefits:

• Participation in NYCA-organized promotional events
• Inclusion in collective marketing materials
• Invitation to annual meetings, networking and industry events and showcases
• Regular communications, including updates on industry data, state and federal advisories, and grant opportunities
• Access to members-only online library of information and research
• Representation to state and federal government agencies
• Board of Directors eligibility• Active support of the cider industry generally and in New York State


 

Enthusiast Member:

Any individual 21 years of age or older may become an Enthusiast Member. While Enthusiast Members do not have voting privileges and are not eligible to be Officers or Directors, there are still benefits to membership.

Benefits:

• Participation in NYCA-organized promotional events
• Invitation to cider reception with The Cider Makers
• Early Bird access to tickets for NYCA events
• Discounted tastings/tours at member tasting rooms
• Invitation to annual meetings, networking and industry events and showcases
• Regular communications, including updates on industry data, state and federal advisories, and grant opportunities
• Active support of the cider industry generally and in New York State