'He that drinks his cyder alone, let him catch his horse alone.'
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OUR HARD CIDER IS NOW FOR SALE!
-Check out our Orchard Happenings page to see what is going on in the orchard now, and how we grow.
-Our cider mill/apple storage are solar powered (details)
We are a small Certified Organic orchard 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 mid September to mid October we have apples available as 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 apple products are organic:
- Hard Cider
- Sweet cider
- Vinegar (raw, un-pasteurized, untreated )
- Jams and Jellies
- Various baked goods on weekends
- Maple syrup
PICK YOUR OWN ORGANIC APPLES-
Interested in coming out to pick apples with your family?
Closed for the season
During the season, our hours are -
Friday - 11-5
Saturday - 11-5
Sunday - 11-5
We have a beautiful place at the top of the hills in the Berkshires of western Mass, with views that reach out to Vermont and New Hampshire. We also border the Trustees of Reservations Bear Swamp Reserve which offers miles of scenic hiking trails and views of its own. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch.
It can be windy, and cooler up here than in the valleys, so bring a coat just in case.
You can call/email ahead to check on availability.
We look forward to seeing you.
Farm stand / Market
1/4 peck $6
1/2 peck $ 11
Peck $ 17
Bushel $ 65
Organic pick your own
Peck $ 15
Bushel $ 50
Organic fresh sweet Cider (raw, un-pasteurized, untreated, organic)
1/2 gallon - $ 4.50
Organic raw Cider Vinegar - limited supply
16 oz bottles — $4
Organic Jams and Jellies-
Varies with the season (and inspiration)!
Organic Hard Ciders-
Farmhouse Organic - wild yeast, un-filtered, naturally still (not carbonated), fermented to dryness - 750ml - $12
Sparkling Organic Hard Cider- bottle conditioned, wild yeast, un-filtered, fermented to dryness - 750ml - $12
Hopped Hard Cider- light hops aroma/flavor, bottle conditioned (sparkling), wild yeast, un-filtered, fermented to dryness - 750ml - $13
Maple Hard Cider- We add maple syrup to sweet cider to enhance the starting sugar level, and the final alcohol level. We then let it ferment to dryness creating a New England style cider with a little sparkle. Bottle conditioned, wild yeast, un-filtered, fermented to dryness - 750ml - $14
Organic Ice Cider- 2013 very limited introduction, very flavorful after dinner beverage; get out the snifters - 375ml- $25
Other varieties to follow!
1 Peck = 10 pounds
4 pecks = 1 bushel
*Prices may change at any time.
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,
Thanks for your interest and please contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions.
Jen, Steve, Aidan and Elliot
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Making all our living at organic farming? Not yet, check out one of our other day jobs Apple Valley Woodworking.