10 Years - 2006-2016
'He that drinks his cyder alone, let him catch his horse alone.'
Due to a really poor growing season, the weekend of Sept. 23rd, 24th and 25th, 10-6, will be our last pick your own weekend this year. We were hoping to be open longer, but late season pest pressure is forcing the PYO to close. We are discounting PYO fruit 25% and will have a special PYO bushel price for those looking for processing apples. After this weekend our hard cider tasting room will still be open through the Fall with sweet cider, vinegar, jams and jellies and doughnuts available. We still have plenty of apples for this weekend and hope to get to see you this difficult season.
Our Organic Hard Cider available at:
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 December 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:
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 now over a decade old, but still a 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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Check out one of our other day job Apple Valley Woodworking.