'He that drinks his cyder alone, let him catch his horse alone.'
Coming in 2019 Bear Swamp Orchard - Apple Brandy on the way!
We are a very small, family run, Certified Organic, orchard, hard cider producer and distillery in Ashfield Massachusetts (Directions). We are growing apples as sustainably as we can, taking into account the health of the flora and fauna as part of the orchard system, staying away from the use of even organic broad spectrum pesticides. We have hard cider and brandy tastings, and in the fall we offer a few apple varieties for pick your own and ready pick .
Some of what we offer - all fruit, apple products, and maple syrup are certified organic:
- Hard Cider, brandy and liqueurs.
- Pick your own Apples
- Sweet cider
- Vinegar (raw, un-pasteurized, untreated )
- Jams and Jellies
- Various baked goods on PYO weekends
- Maple syrup
We are continuing to develop our sustainable orchard management practices, which go beyond organic pest-control methods to include attention to ecological cycles in the orchard. Orchard management of this type is still in its infancy and it involves a lot of experimenting, and trial and error. Weather and yearly pest pressure varies greatly and will affect fruit quantity and quality.
Thanks for your interest and please contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions.
Check out one of our other day job Apple Valley Woodworking.