Tom Burford

Lovers of cider and apples have lost a champion.  Tom Burford, who devoted his life to teaching apple cultivation and celebrating heritage varieties, has died at the age of 84. 


When it comes to apple production, Virginia ranks sixth in the nation – well behind Washington State which supplies 2/3rds of this country’s apples. It’s worth noting, however, that farmers here offer a huge variety, and our cider industry is growing.