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Diane Flynt Foggy Ridge Cider; Dugspur, Virginia
"In 1858, American farmers grew more than 300 types of apples," says Diane Flynt, a banker turned cider-maker. "Today, 11 varieties make up 90 percent of apples sold in stores." Her Foggy Ridge Cider in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountainsthe first hard-cider producer in the South to have its own orchardgrows around 30 kinds of heirloom apples. But Flynt wanted to do more to help preserve near-extinct varieties, so she formed...read on
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