The most important part about Flat Rock Ciderworks and what co-founder Jim Sparks wants you to know is that every part of the cider is produced in Henderson County with raw materials grown here. AgHC was instrumental in connecting the original partners and helping to organize much of the operation, which now includes the downtown tap room. AgHC also connected the original partners and helped organize much of the operation. Mark Williams helped to identify the property where Flat Rock Ciderworks operates along with their sister company 4J’s Produce & Apples. AgHC even assisted with contacting the seller who did not have the property publicly listed.
AgHC also refers growers for raw product and storage and helps Flat Rock Ciderworks to find additional wholesale customers. The culmination of the success of the cider industry in Henderson County will be demonstrated through a cider festival (Apple Country Cider Jam), which AgHC is helping to create to bring additional attention and customers to the area.
Since its inception in 2013, Flat Rock Ciderworks now has 250 points of distribution. You can find Flat Rock Ciderworks cider in its tasting room, located downtown, at any of its restaurant partners and at downtown events such as the summer series Rhythm and Brews.
4J's Produce & Apples serves as a storage, marketing and distribution company for other area growers as well.