Apple Cider

Cider pressing takes place on Fridays, beginning in late September, & continuing through the end of October.

 

Our Cider Crew on a Lunch Break

Our cider is made from our own handpicked apples. It contains no preservatives and is not pasteurized*.  It is known for it’s delicious fresh clean taste. It has a great following; folks come from miles around to enjoy this seasonal drink.

September cider is made primarily from Macintosh and Cortland apples. It is described as crisp and tart. Our later apples yield a sweeter juice, with interesting flavors contributed by Empire, Golden Delicious, Spy, and Macoun apples.

Our cider is sold exclusively here at the orchard. We press every Friday, beginning in late September. Gallons, half gallons, and pints are sold at the stand on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, while the supply lasts.

Cider freezes well.

If you would like to request five or more gallons for your freezer, contact us at apples@hopeorchards.com.

*Unpasteurized cider can be a health hazard to infants and to the elderly.