BC Économusée® launch at Merridale Estate Cidery

In 1992 Cyril Simard, an architect and ethnologist from Québec, had an idea to promote and protect traditional artisanal methods and crafts.  Thus was born the Economusée / Econumuseum® concept, a network of 65 enterprises in Québec, Atlantic Canada,Northern Europe, and now,British Columbia, with the opening of the Économusée / Économusuem® at Merridale Estate Cidery. An ECONOMUSÉE® is a craft or agri-foods business whose products are the … [Read more...]

A Weekend At Merridale Cider – Field to Table Dinner

What a welcome! We were  greeted in the CiderHouse at Merridale Estate Cidery by name, even though we'd never met Maria before.  She led us down the path to our home for the night - one of two yurts. On a previous visit to the Cowichan Valley, for Gourmet Gala, we'd been very impressed by the offerings from the cidery - flavourful artichoke dip, crusty breads baked in their own wood-fired brick oven, cider samples, and a taste of the new … [Read more...]