Had a great visit with Resilient Agriculture grower Jim Koan of Almar Farm and Orchards in Flushing MI this past weekend. Jim says that weather challenges have grown more frequent and more extreme since 2013. His decision to move to producing cider and other processed apple products continues to serve him well. Jim has expanded his line of JK Scrumpy’s organic ciders and offers many other apple-based products, including a drinking vinegar (made with Jim’s apple cider vinegar) called switchel. Switchel is an old-fashioned “energy drink”, which has been served to generations of hard-working field hands to give them a boost of energy and to help them rehydrate in the hot summer sun. Yum! Thanks for a great visit Jim!

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