Help Anna (and her cider)

One of the casualties of the Thomas fire was an upstart cidery, Anna’s Cider in Upper Ojai.

The family-owned business was (and hopefully will be again) the first and only cider company in Ventura County. They were crafting hard cider from locally-farmed, organic apples. The cider was made using “winemaking techniques to preserve clean, delicate apple aromatics and flavors in a dry style.”

They are determined to rebuild what had just started in November and have launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise funds and support.

Here are the details: “We are featuring a perk in which contributors of $30 or more get the option to have a sketch of their face on our next round of labels (see below for link to our campaign and more details). We are hoping to raise enough to open a taproom and cider facility in the historic downtown of Santa Paula, California.”