Written by: Tyler Blance- Produce Merchandising
It’s October, and the leaves are colorful and falling off the trees! That means it’s time for a few things; apple picking, pumpkin carving, and of course: apple cider! Cider season is something we get pretty excited about, because we partner with a variety of different local cider mills and cider producers.
In the Lebanon, New Hampshire area we’re supplied with Walhowden Orchards local cider, pressed just a few miles from our West Lebanon store! Barb and Matt Patch are tried and true apple people: their ancestors first settled on the orchard in 1775! Since the mid-90’s, we’ve proudly carried Walhowden cider in our Lebanon and West Lebanon stores. If you’re ever in the area, try some. It’s delicious!
Down in rural Dallas, Pennsylvania, Brace’s Orchard has been milling cider with us since the 80’s- and we couldn’t be happier about it! Brace’s Orchard cider is a staple in the Wilkes Barre area with roots dating back to the early 1800’s, and Larry Brace (pictured) is a cider master. We love Brace’s Orchard!
For our greater Plattsburgh area Chopper Shoppers, we partner with Rulfs Orchard in Peru with a lot of different produce items, one of them being local cider. Rulfs Orchard cider is a tasty treat for locals, travelers and anyone else who has the pleasure of tasting it! Bob Rulfs, originally a dairy farmer, began milling cider in 1983- and the rest is delicious history.
Want to find out more about our local cider makers? Check out the info below!
- Rulfs Orchard Roadside Stand: Bear Swamp Rd, Peru NY / Rulfsorchard.com
- Cold Hollow Cider Mill: 3600 Waterbury-Stowe Rd. Waterbury, Center VT / coldhollow.com
- Walhowden Farm Stand: 35 Walhowden Way, Lebanon NH
- Brace’s Orchard Road Stand: 444 Brace Rd, Dallas PA
- Hicks Orchard: 18 Hicks Rd, Granville NY / hicksorchard.com
- Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards Store: 2708 Lords Hill Rd, LaFayette NY / beakandskiff.com
- Buell’s Orchard Stand: 108 Crystal Pond Rd, Eastford CT / buellsorchard.com
- Sunrise Orchards: 1287 North Bingham St, Cornwall VT / sunriseorchards.com