Monday, March 9, 2015

Workshop on Hops, Wines Set for March 24 in Mexico

A workshop titled "Producing Farm Beverages" is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday March 24 at the Oswego County Federal Credit Union on Scenic Avenuie (Route 3) in Mexico.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is hosting the workshop called  at which  featured presenters Steve Miller, Cornell Cooperative Extension Hops Specialist, and Chris Gerling, manager of the Vinification and Brewing Laboratory at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, willlearn how to grow hops, as well as the rules, regulations and techniques for making beer, wine and hard cider.

Recent New York State laws have made it easier to produce and sell these items for New York farmers.

The price of the workshop is $15. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required by March 20. To register, call 963-7286, e-mail or send payment to CCE of Oswego County, 3288 Main St., Mexico, NY 13114.

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