THIS PAGE is all about fresh and hard cider, and the places that make and sell it. It begins with this short video program about how fresh New England cider is made:

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Fresh Cider

CARLSON ORCHARDS, Harvard, Massachusetts. Carlson Orchards Premium Apple Cider is made from only the freshest apples, pasteurized, and 100 percent juice, with no preservatives, additives, or sugar.

The Carlson family has been making fresh apple cider for more than 80 years. When the cider business outgrew the farm, New England Apple Products, a family company in nearby Leominster, Massachusetts, began to press and bottle Carlson’s fresh, sweet apple cider.

Hard Cider

RAGGED HILL CIDER COMPANY, 94 John Gilbert Road, West Brookfield, Massachusetts.

Orchard-based craft cidery specializing in small batch, heritage-style ciders made using traditional methods with no added sugar. All the apples we use are proudly grown, picked, pressed, fermented, and bottled at our 100 percent solar-powered orchard and cidery.


2018 Traditional Dry and Traditional Semi-Dry Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals

2018 Rasé, U.S. Open Cider Championship for Fruit & Berry Cider, Gold Medal