VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new state grant to help a cidery open a new facility in Virginia Beach.
McAuliffe announced Monday that he’d approved a $20,000 grant to Farmhouse Cidery to open the largest hard cider production facility in the region.
Farmhouse will invest $750,000, create nine new jobs and purchase about 3 million pounds of apples grown in Virginia.
The City of Virginia Beach will match the state grant with its own funds.