by Emily Kenny
27 July 2022
According to a survey done by the New York State Cider Association (NYCA) in 2020, the hard cider industry contributed $1.7 billion in total economic impact, held 6,148 jobs, and generated $520 million in total wages for New York state workers.
Locally, one of the more popular cideries is 1911 in LaFayette. The head cider maker, Yann Fay, who has worked in this position for eight years, said in New York there are approximately 130 cideries when 25 years ago, there were only four or five.
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