Unfiltered Cider Chats with Marshall: Orchard Hunts, Tasty Blends, and Seattle Stories

Exploring Washington State

22-05-2024 • 1 hora 11 minutos

Listen to our conversation with Marshall Petryni, one of the owners of Greenwood Cider Company. As we dive into the world of cider making, Marshall shares fascinating insights into the art of sourcing apples and crafting unique ciders that capture the essence of the Pacific Northwest. Sourcing Apples for Cider Making Marshall vividly describes the labor-intensive work of sourcing apples for cider making during harvest season in Seattle. From scouting for apple trees to working with small orchards on the west side of the mountains, Marshall takes us on a journey to discover the unique and perishable fruits like crab apples that contribute to their signature ciders. CityFruit and Preventing Wastage Marshall underscores CityFruit, a nonprofit organization's integral role in the cider-making process. He details how CityFruit's dedicated efforts to gather fruit from various locations in Seattle not only prevent wastage but also contribute to donations for food banks and restaurants. This partnership with CityFruit is a shining example of Greenwood Cider Company's commitment to sustainability and community involvement. Crafting Unique Ciders Marshall delves into the intricate process of making cider from a blend of fruits, including dessert fruits and those not commonly used for cider. He illuminates "scrumpy," a high-alcohol cider made from unwanted or fallen apples. He shares insights into their heirloom cider known as "Scrumpy 7.1," made from end-of-season apples. Barrel Aging and Innovative Processes The discussion extends to the rising popularity of barrel aging, which adds complexity and diverse flavors to beverages. Marshall highlights their approach of utilizing bourbon and Westland whiskey barrels for aging cider and experimenting with different barrel types for oak-fermented drinks. Challenges and Triumphs in the Cider Business Marshall opens up about the hurdles Greenwood Cider Company had to overcome in their journey. He candidly discusses the complexities of navigating the process of permits and licensing, a challenge many small businesses face. However, their unwavering passion for cider, the support of the industry community, and their determination to succeed led to the triumph of Greenwood Cider Company, a true inspiration for budding entrepreneurs. Engaging with the Community and Future Offerings Marshall illuminates the company's engagement with the community, from curated cider boxes to attending local farmer's markets. He also provides an exclusive sneak peek into Greenwood Cider's upcoming summer cider releases, including "Blush" with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries and a unique cosmic crisp cider. The Symbiosis of Cider and Music Bringing a touch of personal insight, Marshall shares his background in music and his unexpected journey into the cider world. From his early days indulging in funk music to the camaraderie of the music and cider-making communities, Adventures and Recommendations in Washington State As the conversation casually turns, listeners are treated to a delightful exchange about outdoor adventures and culinary delights in Washington State. From exploring hiking spots to savoring the best-fried chicken paired with Seattle's dry cider, Marshall infuses the episode with local charm. Connect With Greenwood Cider Co. 🍎 Visit Greenwood Cider's Website 🍏 Follow Greenwood Cider on Facebook Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest

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