307: Gary Flowers & Diane Flynt

Gary Flowers is a keynote speaker, radio host and the tour guide who leads the Jackson Ward history tour. The tour was one of a number of pre-conference tour offerings for CiderCon2022 attendees who had flocked to the city of Richmond, Virginia in the first week of February. The food and cider was abundantly delicious, with stops at the wildly popular restaurant MamaJ’s and Cheddar Jackson. But it was Flowers who really stole the show and kept our small group riveted with fact after fact on the history of the Jackson Ward community.

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Gary Flowers

In this episode hear the beginning of the tour with Gary Flowers.

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In Part 2 of Keynotes from CiderCon 2022

Diane Flynt provides the opening keynote for CiderCon 2022 and encouraged the audience to embrace the story of Apples! Hear in this episode her full keynote address!

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Diane Flynt

A bit about Diane Flynt via the American Cider Association website

“Diane began in 1997 when she founded Foggy Ridge Cider, the first licensed cidery in the South, by planting cider apples, including many southern varieties. From 2004-2018 Foggy Ridge Cider produced 5,300 gallons a year of orchard-focused ciders that were distributed across 15 states.

Since its first production, Foggy Ridge Cider gained a national reputation for high quality cider. Foggy Ridge was featured on CBS Sunday Morning Show, and in publications including Gourmet, Imbibe, Saveur, Garden & Gun, Esquire and Martha Stewart Living. Food & Winemagazine named Foggy Ridge a “Small Batch Superstar” in 2010. MADE: In America Foggy Ridge awarded a 2012 American Treasurer’s Award, recognition for artisan producers. Foggy Ridge Cider received many “best of” awards, including a top rating from the New York Times for its Serious Cider blend.

Flynt herself was nominated for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Beverage Professional in 2015 and 2016, and was a finalist for this award in 2017 and 2018. She on cider, farming and food culture in national and regional forums.”

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Maggie Lena Walker Statue – a heroine of Jackson Ward

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