NYCA Preferred Partner guide

See the guide here.

Included in this guide are businesses that have distinguished themselves as champions of New York cider. Thanks to their support, NYCA is able to continue its work developing a market for New York cider and ensuring industry viability through research, marketing, and policy programs. To learn more about the Preferred Partner program, contact newyorkciderassociation (at) gmail (dot) com.

Annual General Meeting and Board meetings

The 2019 AGM was held on February 25th, at Finger Lakes Cider House.

See minutes from the 2019 NYCA AGM here. See presentations here.

See minutes from the 2018 NYCA AGM here.

See presentations from the 2017 AGM here. See Chris Gehrling's presentation on tannins and perceived dryness here. Download the OSHA Craft Beverage Safety Manual here.

See the most recent (February, 2019), approved NYCA Board Meeting Minutes here

nielsen cider industry data

To be included in the Nielsen Cider Industry data set at no charge, referred to during the CiderCon recap, please submit your label information as per the instructions here. This is valuable step towards an accurate evaluation of the present and potential market for cider, made more so by having a critical mass of NYS producers in the mix.

NYCA Identity Materials

Our logo is available with and without the word "Association" for use on your labels, marketing collateral, and tasting room signage. 

New York Cider logo

New York Cider Association Logo

Additional Resources

Having taken NYCA on as a pro bono client, Pace University’s Food Law Clinic has put together an SLA-vetted Makers Guide to Cider Law. We are very grateful for their support.

A document reflecting compliance requirements for wineries/farm wineries in NYS was issued by the SLA in early 2013, prior to the creation of the Farm Cidery license class. It should not be used as the final word on compliance, but is a good jumping off point for questions you may have around laws and regulations. We are working with the SLA to obtain an updated guide inclusive of the Farm Cidery class and all the legislative updates that have occurred in the past four years.

Cornell Hard Cider Resources is a website hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Hard Cider Program Work Team (PWT). The purpose of this website is to support a discussion about hard cider research and production. While much of the information presented within its pages is centered around the work being conducted at Cornell, it is the intention of the site to aid in the global exchange of knowledge among the entire hard cider community and the public.

Northwest Cider Association Cidermaker's Tool Kit is living, breathing, wiki page that is intended to capture the skills, tips, and links for all things related to running a professional cider business.