Bear Swamp Orchard & Cidery

Certified Organic Hard Ciders and Apples


'He that drinks his cyder alone, let him catch his horse alone.'
                                         -Benjamin Franklin

Pick your own apples and tasting room open Fri, Sat, and Sun. 10 AM-6 PM, Sept 18th through Columbus Day.

Oct. 9th-12th: Picking Freedom apples, with other apple varieties available pre-picked.
We’ll be here with hard cider tastings, hot soup and bread, and donuts and more!
We will also be at the
Ashfield Fall Festival. Lots to do in Ashfield this weekend!

Country Living Magazine picked us as one of 20 festive orchards to pick at, maybe it's the hard cider? (

Our Organic Hard Cider available at:

Check out our Orchard Blog page to see what is up in the orchard and cidery.
Our cider mill/apple storage are solar powered

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We are a small Certified Organic, solar powered orchard and hard cider producer in Ashfield Massachusetts (Directions). We are growing apples with a holistic bent, taking into account the health of the flora and fauna as part of the orchard system, staying away from the use of even organic broad spectrum pesticides. From May to early November we have hard cider tastings, and in the fall various apple varieties are available for pick your own and ready pick throughout our fall season.
Some of what we offer - all fruit, apple products, and maple syrup are certified organic:

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We are continuing to develop our sustainable orchard management practices, which go beyond organic pest-control methods to include attention to ecological cycles in the orchard. Orchard management of this type is still in its infancy and it involves a lot of experimenting, and trial and error. Weather and yearly pest pressure varies greatly and will affect fruit quantity and quality.
We are only a decade old, but growing orchard; we appreciate your patience and suggestions as we grow.

You can also check out our CISA/Buy local food listing,

Thanks for your interest and please contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions.
Jen, Steve, Aidan and Elliot
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Making all our living at organic farming? Not yet, check out one of our other day jobs Apple Valley Woodworking.

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