ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday the number of cideries growth operation has tripled.
Back in 2013, the Farm Cideries Legislation was signed and helped grow cider facilities from eight in 2014 to 24 today.
Prior to the legislation, cider could only be produced with a license, which lacks expansion privileges.
The new law establishes a new license that use crops grown exclusively in New York.
It has strengthened the state’s apple industry, promoted job growth, and boosted tourism throughout the Empire State.
The New York Apple Association, reports the apple industry in the Empire State provides approximately 10,000 direct agricultural jobs in New York and thousands of indirect jobs through fruit handling, distribution, marketing, and exports.
A link to all cideries operating in New York State is below.