Cornell cider production averts disaster

Juice coming off the press (University photo)

Most people know Cornell University has a strong hotel and hospitality school that has produced talented staffers for the Capital Region and, indeed, the world.

Fewer people know the school's Cornell Orchards has been producing and selling its own cider to the public since the store opened in 1952.

And, even fewer know the production of Cornell cider recently seemed in jeopardy because of erratic temperatures and a late spring frost followed by a persistent summer drought affecting apple trees on the Ithaca campus.

How was the disaster averted? Go here for the full story.

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