Robert Colnes, of New Salem Preserves wanted to build a ciderhouse for the farm’s bountiful orchard. Little did he know when he started that he was on journey that would take him two years to complete.
New Salem Preserves is situated on the edge of the Quabbin Reservoir, which provides drinking water for the city of Boston.
Robert tells his tale of what it took to jump through the federal, state, and local hoops to build the ciderhouse.
Carol B. Hillman the owner of New Salem Preserves wanted to maintain the aesthetic of the old New England homestead. By the way, Carol is an author and her recent book Sense of Place is a photographic book of the farm and show’s her warmth and connection to the place. She also has an amazing cookbook for Garlic lovers. Contact Carol directly, if you are interested in either books, via the link to New Salem Preserves.
I hope you enjoy this special tale as Robert and I journey into the orchard and out to the Ciderhouse.