Ben Watson, Peterborough, NH
Ben Watson is the author of several books, including Cider, Hard and Sweet, 3rd edition (Countryman Press, 2013). He has lectured widely about the history of apples and the re-emergent national and world cider culture. For the past several years Ben has served as a judge for the Great Lakes Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP), held annually in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2016, he also judged at the Dan Berger International Cider Competition held in Santa Rose, California. In addition, Ben serves on the volunteer committee that organizes Franklin County Cider Days in western Massachusetts, held annually on the first weekend in November. Ben is a longtime senior editor at Chelsea Green Publishing, focusing mainly on books on regenerative agriculture, artisan foods and environmental science.
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