Hennigar’s Farm Market and Wayfarers’ Ale Society Collaborate on Heritage Cider
Wayfarers’ Ale Society is really pleased during the last year to have been developing new low-sugar heritage ciders with Hennigar’s Farm Market owners Doug Hennigar and Mike Gardiner, who have been established in the apple orchard business in the Valley for many years. Wayfarers’ Ale spokesperson Chris Killacky says “collaborations between farmers and craft industries like ours are both exciting and honouring to the place well-managed sustainable agriculture has in the Valley.” Killacky, chairman of the Wayfarers’ Ale Society, went on to further explain that Mike Gardiner was a Wayfarers’ Ale Society member and that Hennigar’s ciders are now available in NSLC stores across Nova Scotia, as well as Hennigar’s Farm Market and the Wayfarers’ brewery located in Port Williams. Wayfarers’ Ale brewer Detlef Heiss says that it’s taken time and care to produce a quality cider with less than 1g of sugar in a serving. He paid tribute to Hennigar’s high quality apples, great vision, and the help that Acadia University’s Haley Craig-Barnes at ALAB have given them in getting to this point. “Hennigar’s Heritage cider is a great refreshing drink, low in carbs and ideal for those looking for a healthy alternative to beverages that are high in sugar and gluten” says the brewmaster.
Photo: Mike Gardiner from Hennigar’s Farm Market with the cider next to some of their oldest apple trees.