The chillier months of the year are known for an abundance of apples, and for apple cider. Apple cider has been made right on the farm as far back as Roman-era Britain. The famous trees that Johnny Appleseed planted across the Midwest were intended to be harvested to make cider.
Today, when fall is in the air, you can find cider for sale. Many of the places featured are farm stores, and while some are open year round, others are only open seasonally. Be sure to check on specific hours and dates, before you go.
699 NY-208, Gardiner, NY 12525
Their “farm stand” is an indoor-outdoor market offering apples, other fruits, jams and fruit butters, flowers, and more. You can head up the hill to the large apple orchard in season and pick apples, in September and October. The market is open year-round. While you are there, be sure to also sample Wrights Farm’s famous apple cider donuts, which they have been making fresh daily since 1904.
The Inn On Lake Superior
350 Canal Park Drive, Duluth Minnesota
The Inn On Lake Superior is neither a farm stand nor country store, but rather an Inn where you can stay and enjoy a beloved tradition. It is their complimentary hot apple cider. From the first day of fall until the first day of spring, you will be greeted by the aroma of delicious hot apple cider. They brew their famous recipe fresh daily—make the most of the season by enjoying a mug on your next stay!
Five Acre Farms
240 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017
Five Acre Farms creates fragrant, snappy apple cider from a special mix of the best apple varieties available — all picked at uttermost maturity. Apple cider is available from September to April. A lot of stores in the New York City area feature Five Acres Farms Cider. One in particular, The Amish Market, at 240 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017, brings all the bounty of the farm into the bustle of the metropolis.
B. F. Clyde’s Cider Mill
129 N Stonington Rd, Mystic, CT 06355-3608
They have a true historic treasure, the oldest steam powered cider mill in the entire United States. You can watch it in operation, and then, enjoy the freshly pressed cider, as well as maple syrup, fudge, jams, jellies, and local honey. Clyde’s customers it call their apple cider “The best sweet cider on Earth!” Clyde’s is open September through early December.
Apple Blossom Orchard & Market
N4366 County Rd A, Black Creek, WI 54106
When you visit Apple Blossom Orchard & Market you can have a free sample taste of the many different varieties of apples they have on hand. And of course, you can enjoy their wonderful apple cider. Apple Blossom Orchard & Market is a family owned and operated business just five and a half miles North of Appleton in the village of Black Creek, Wisconsin, providing delectable locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Seasonal hours.
Showalter’s Orchard and Greenhouse Country Store
17768 Honeyville Road, Timberville, VA 22853
Family owned and operated since 1965. Showalter’s has offered twenty-six varieties of apples, cold and hard apple ciders, and a seasonal greenhouse with a wide selection of plants. They press and bottle their famous apple cider on the premises, and it is available from mid-September through Christmas each year. Take home some of their apple salsa.
2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford, PA 15090
This place dates back to the 1850s. Continuously family owned, the country store began as a roadside fruit stand in a year when there was such a small crop of apples, the family didn’t want to make the trip into Pittsburgh. The local market grew into a store that now features many locally sourced items, and of course, their famous apple cider.
5717 N 300 W, Greenfield, IN 46140
Just northeast of Indianapolis, Indiana, Tuttle’s Orchard grows over thirty-five varieties of apples. Tuttle’s apples and apple cider have won statewide and national competitions. This fourth generation family farm has a year-round farm sore that features their own produce and offers many other locally sourced produce, gifts, and art. While at Tuttle’s be sure to have a meal at the Café. They make their award-winning apple cider from September through April.
Blake Farms Cider Mill
17985 Armada Center Road Armada MI 48005
Family owned and operated orchard and apple cider mill dating back to 1946. Begun by Gerald and Elisabeth Blake and their thirteen children, it was among the first “Pick Your Own” orchards in Michigan. Blake’s is famous for award-winning apple cider; it has been voted the number one apple orchard in Michigan. Blake Farms is also a family entertainment farm, with train rides, pony rides, hayrides, cornfield mazes, several animated attractions, and more family-oriented activities.
Joe’s Place Farms
701 NE 112th Ave, Vancouver, WA
Joe’s Place Farms makes apple cider the old fashioned way, freshly squeezed, and unfiltered. Joe’s Place Farms is now the last full-time farming operation within the city limits. They offer local, sustainable produce that is fresh and delicious. Including jams and jellies, local raw honey, fudge, nuts, cookies, a variety of Kruegermann’s pickle products, salsas, and salad dressings. They are also famous for Mrs. Joe’s home baked pies.