The B I G Project: A Collaboration Cider

****UPDATE: THE FIRST YEAR OF B.I.G. is SOLD OUT!!!! AND RAISED OVER $5,000 FOR FOOD JUSTICE PROJECT AND OAR OF Tompkins County!!!!! THANKS ALL!!!! STAY TUNED FOR THE SECOND YEAR OF B.I.G. COMING FALL OF 2022.*****

We are so excited to announce Black Is Gold, the new collaboration project between good friends at Redbyrd Orchard Cider and Black Diamond Cider.   Each year both cideries will each press and ferment 50 gallons of fantastic cider to then be blended together, bottled and kegged and then offered to the public.

The creation of this project is one of our collective answers to the important question:

“What can we, as beverage makers and farmers, do to support the vital work of abolishing barriers to racial and social equity and justice in our community?”

Black Is Gold is made entirely in support of local organizations here in Tompkins County fighting to make this world a better, more just, equitable, kind place to be. Know that when you have this first year of Black Is Gold, be it by the bottle from us as producers (and very soon available for online purchase and shipping!!!) or by the glass at Liquid State Brewery (our 2021 project partner), you are 100% helping us all answer that question! Yes! Thank you!!!!!!

We’d love to introduce you to the two organizations we are beyond thrilled to support in their work of making our community fuller, richer, more just and equitable and loving: OAR of Tompkins County and The Food Justice Project.

So, without further ado….


 


THE FOOD JUSTICE PROJECT

The Food Justice Project supports the growing and distribution of food as a means to end food discrimination based on race and socio-economic status. Our ongoing efforts increase equitable access to healthy food, community empowerment and resilience, collaboration, and environmental sustainability. Find out more here.

 

 


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and our 2021 project partner


 



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#1 Cider in 2021 is Black Is Gold! from Meredith Collins at Along Came A Cider, Dec 2021

“When two excellent Finger Lakes cider makers like Redbyrd Orchard Cider and Black Diamond Farm work together, I suspect the results will be stunning and with Black is Gold, they are…. I appreciate that this collaboration came to be for a reason. Here’s how they describe it,  ‘What can we, as beverage makers and farmers, do to support the vital work of abolishing barriers to racial and social equity and justice in our community?’ The cider’s proceeds support OAR of Tompkins County and The Food Justice Project. Awesome.”


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Black is Gold reviewed by Meredith Collins at Along Came A Cider, Nov 2021

“…What a complete delight! The tropical fruit notes keep me coming back for more sips, and the ciders lovely clean finish just keeps making me smile.  I’m really digging this collaboration. The Black is Gold brings everything I enjoy to the experience: tart clean citrus, awesome bubbles, structural tannins, and enjoy fruit to keep everything fun and lively. ”     


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