Savor the flavors of everyday real food, fresh from the garden or stored on your pantry shelves.
Great cider elevates food just as well as great wine does, but the price is usually lower. The sophisticated blends from the cideries listed here are well worth the $10 to $25 you’d shell out. Alcohol shipping laws vary by state. If these cideries can’t ship to you, try finding one at Local Harvest, or visit our map of cider-makers, where you can add your own favorite producers. And don’t forget to ask whether your wine shop carries any local ciders — consumer interest is key to the success of this new-old industry.
Albemarle CiderWorks (North Garden, Va.)
Eden Ice Cider Co. (West Charleston, Vt.)
Farnum Hill Cider (Lebanon, N.H.)
Foggy Ridge Cider (Dugspur, Va.)
Slyboro Ciderhouse (Granville, N.Y.)
Tandem Ciders (Suttons Bay, Mich.)
Uncle John’s Cider Mill (St. John’s, Mich.)
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks (Salem, Ore.)
West County Cider (Colrain, Mass.)
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