During the CiderDays weekend, participating orchards are generally open from 10 to 5 Saturday & Sunday.
2013 CiderDays Orchards and Venues
(Click the map for a larger image)
Shelburne-Buckland Community Center, Shelburne Falls
CiderDay activities, presentations, tastings and Marketplace. From I-91 (exit 26), take Rt. 2 West to South Maple Street. Turn left onto Bridge Street and take a right onto Main Street. The Community Center is in a former church on the right side of the street; look for apple signs.
1. Apex Orchards, 153 Peckville Road, Shelburne
(413) 625-2744 www.apexorchards.com — Apples, honey, and cider vinegar from the Smith family orchard. Turn right at Peckville Rd, 3.4 miles west of I-91 rotary (exit 26).
2. Bear Swamp Orchard, 1209 B Hawley Road Ashfield; 413-625-2849, 413-768-7989. www.bearswamporchard.com, Gougeon Family — Come enjoy the end of the apple season with tastings of their hard cider made from organically grown apples. They will have hard and sweet cider for sale as well as cider doughnuts, and their jams and jellies. Stroll through the hilltop orchard for panoramic views of beautiful West County; say hi to the chickens and Shetland sheep. Check out their small commercial press, and try out their small hand-powered press for yourself. See their website for more. Rt. 112 south approx. 9 miles to Hawley Rd. Take right, (follow event signs) stay on Hawley Rd bearing right at fork (approx. 2.5 miles frm Rt. 112).
3. Brook Farm Orchard, 947 Apple Valley Rd., Ashfield
413-625-9615 — Alan Surprenant & Kim Sebrey will be selling organic heirloom apples from their orchard. Hand-pressing cider throughout both days on an antique wooden press. From Rt. 2, take Rt. 112 South into Ashfield. First right onto well-marked Apple Valley Road.
4. Clarkdale Fruit Farms, Upper Road, West Deerfield
(413) 772-6797 www.clarkdalefruitfarms.com — Tom and Ben Clark grow over 35 varieties of apples, including several heirlooms, on their 95-year-old orchard. They also press sweet cider, and will offer apple and cider samples all day long. The farm stand sells apples, cider, pears, and seasonal products. Morris Dancers on Sunday. Rt 2A East from I-91 rotary in Greenfield, turn right at first light onto Newton St. Take next left on Fairview, then left on Munson St. Follow for 1 mile to Farm stand entrance. Look for signs.
5. Artisan Beverage Cooperative, 324 Wells Street, Greenfield, www.artbev.coop — Offering tasting of a variety of Green River Ambrosia meads (honey-wine) made from raw, local honey. Tour the facility, try some mead, and watch Cyser ferment! Rt 2 to Federal Street (Rt 5/10), South to Silver St (1st light). Right on Silver, 1 mile to left on Wells Street. The Meadery is located in the Venture Center building.Tastings from 11 - 4 both Saturday and Sunday.
6. Hager's Farm Market, 1232 Mohawk Trail (Rt. 2), Shelburne; 413-625-6323 www.hagersfarmmarket.com — For this year's CiderDays, Hager's is teaming up with Bear Country 95.3 for Pumpkin Smash. Bring your pumpkins and smash them to benefit the Franklin County 4-H Program and the Food Bank of Western Mass.
Hager’s Farm Market offers fresh local produce, homemade bread and baked goods as well as their own beef and maple products. The kitchen will be serving their own grass-fed burgers and sandwiches, numerous local beer, wine and specialty food vendors will be sampling, and they will be serving homemade fried dough with maple cream. Rt. 2 West from Greenfield, the market will be on the right surrounded by apple trees.
7. Headwater Cider Company, 112 Forget Road, Hawley; 413-695-6099 www.headwatercider.com — Peter Mitchell will offer tours of his cider mill and orchard on Sunday from 11-4. Take Rte. 112 South, Turn right on Clesson Brook Road, then right on Pond Road. Final right on Forget Road.
8. New Salem Preserves and Orchards, 67 S. Main Street, New Salem (978) 544-3437, www.newsalempreserves.com — Carol Hillman and Bob Colnes host their Apple Festival with child-friendly cider mill, live alpacas, cider donuts, caramel apples, hot squash/cider soup, roasted hot dogs over a bonfire, apples, sweet cider, sun-cooked preserves and more! On Saturday, Bob Colnes presents a cider vinegar workshop and Michael Phillips wassails apple trees from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. On Sunday, there are two workshops: Beginning Cidermaking with April Woodard-McNiff and and Tending Backyard Apple Trees with Steve Lanphear of Sentinel Farm (1:00 - 2:00 pm). From Rt. 2 (Exit 16), take Rt. 202 South to New Salem Center (about 7 miles). At blinking light turn left onto S. Main Street. Follow apple signs.
9. Northfield Mt. Hermon School Farm, Rt. 10, Gill
(413) 498-3467 — Richard Odman and Liam Sullivan will be boiling cider syrup Sunday from 1-4 PM. From Rt. 91 (Exit 28A) take Rt. 10 north to the main school entrance (on the right) and, after 1⁄2 mile, the left hand fork, and then the next left.
10. Pine Hill Orchards, Rt. 112, Colrain, (413) 624-3325
Pine Hill on Facebook While at the orchard, stop for breakfast, lunch or apple pie a la mode in the orchard restaurant. The press will be going as usual. From Greenfield (exit 26 off Rt. 91) go west 3.7 mi. on Rt. 2 West. Turn right at Colrain Shelburne Road. Ahead 3 mi. Starting from Shelburne Falls: 6.5mi on Rt 112 North. Right at Greenfield Rd, 2.2 mi.
11. Ryan and Casey Liquors, 55 Main Street, Greenfield, (413) 772-6585 ryanandcaseyliquors.com Ryan and Casey is home to the most diverse selection of fine wines, champagnes, ciders and domestic, imported, and craft-brewed beers in our area. Peter White and the White family take great pride in Ryan and Casey Liquors, and Manager Kristie Faufaw is one of the most experienced, educated professionals in our industry. On Saturday, November 2nd, Ryan and Casey will be offering a tasting of a wide variety of commercial ciders and calvados.
12. West County Cider, 106 Bardwell's Ferry Road, Shelburne www.westcountycider.com Judith and Field Maloney offer a wide range hard ciders made from traditional American and European cider varieties grown at the Catamount Hill Orchard, as well as apples from local orchards. From 1-91, take Rt. 2 west 6 miles. Left on Shelburne Center Road, one mile. From Shelburne Falls, go east 3 miles. Right on Shelburne Center Road. 10 - 4 Saturday and Sunday.
13. Wheel-View Farm, 212 Reynolds Road, Shelburne, (413) 625-2900, www.wheelviewfarm.com. The Wheelers grow several varieties of apples, press sweet cider, and produce cider jelly. They also grow and sell grass-fed beef, and maple syrup. Enjoy the spectacular view and see the Belted Galloway cattle while you sample the apple & cider products and participate in grinding the apples. Cider pressing in our water-powered press and boiling cider for jelly in a maple syrup finishing pan both days. A family-friendly farm where memories are made! Open 10-5 each day. From Route 2 Turn onto Little Mohawk Road. Go 3 Miles. Turn left onto Reynolds Road to farm. From Colrain-Greenfield Road take Coombs Hill Road 1.5 miles to Reynolds Road. Turn right to farm.