Bear Swamp Orchard & Cidery


Organic Hard Ciders




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


Featured in the Greenfield Recorder, “Cider Days Celebrate, Bolster Resurgent Tradition”
Featured in the Sunday Boston Globe, “Cider Houses Rule in New England”

We might be done at the orchard for the season, but you can still call ahead and stop by to pick up some cider for the holidays, or check in with the great local retailers who carry our ciders. Again, thanks for a great season!


Starting in May 2015 we will have regular tasting room hours, stay tuned!


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 (
details)

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Welcome.
We are a small Certified Organic 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 broad spectrum pesticides. From September to mid October we have hard cider and tastings as well as apples available for pick your own and ready pick with different varieties that are ready at different times throughout our fall season.
Some of what we offer- all products 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 a new and growing orchard; we appreciate your patience and suggestions as we grow.


You can also check out our CISA/Buy local food listing,
www.
Buylocalfood.com.

Thanks for your interest and please contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions.
Jen, Steve, Aidan and Elliot
(413)-625-2849
or
email —
apples@bearswamporchard.com





Making all our living at organic farming? Not yet, check out one of our other day jobs Apple Valley Woodworking.

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