Preserving Appalachian Biodiversity with Cider Apples

A good cider doesn’t use just one apple variety. “Of course, you need one for the sugar to get alcohol fermentation going, but then you need some acidity, tartness, aroma—it’s like a recipe, and each cider apple gives a little something to the final product.”

22 People and Organizations Working to Preserve Appalachia’s Biodiversity

These 22 farmers, seed savers, activists, and chefs are preserving heirloom and heritage crops in one of the most biodiverse regions in the nation.