Active participants in the Shareholder and Customer Forum have concluded that regular meetings of this group are no longer needed, although many of us are willing to help out, on an as-needed basis, if requested by the Board or BFC management.
I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Laura Lawson Tucker. As a working member, I have helped to oversee the Kids Room for many years. I lead the orientations for working members who want to provide supervision for the children in the Kids Room.
My tour at Whetstone Ciderworks started by viewing their beautiful Depression-era Mt. Gilead hydraulic cider press. Each September, October, and November this amazing machine presses around 1500 gallons of cider from massive tractor bins filled with a variety of local apples. What makes Whetstone CiderWorks’ cider distinctive is the high quality fruit they carefully source: fruit varieties selected over centuries for bringing complexity and character to cider. If you have never tried their cider, now is the time. It could be the best artisanal cider we have seen in years: inspired by family, loaded with local apples, fermented in small batches, and blended with care and experience.