I am the co-owner of Slaughter Orchard & Cidery, where we focus on creating amazing artisanal cider – both sweet and hard. We believe great cider starts with taking care of our land, trees, and the entire orchard ecosystem. We grow over 40 varieties of apples that go into our harvest-driven artisanal ciders, and we are excited to continue growing the size of our orchard. We will be using the grant to plant the next phase of our orchard, including both apple trees and the regenerative orchard floor plants. Continuing to care for the entire orchard will allow us to raise amazing apples for years into the future.