crafting delectable orchard products true to our values of local origin and a light footprint
After buying a neglected, historic orchard in western Massachusetts, we brought it back to life by planting over 2000 traditional American and European apple varieties. Today, we produce distinctive cider products on our restored press – hard ciders, cider syrup, and cider vinegar – using a combination of our apples and those of other local orchards.
Our orchard's shallow sandy-loam soil, underlain with quartzite and feldspar bedrock, produces intensely flavored apples of high sugar content. We manage the orchard without pesticides or herbicides and an important part of our orchard work is spent breeding tasty new cultivars of pest and disease-resistant apples for cider-making.