Wassail 2019

Wassailing is an old and lovely orchard tradition, all about toasting the health of the trees in the coming year. To wassail this year, we invite you out to the orchard on Saturday, January 12 and the festivities go from 2:00 to 6:00.

Making toast ornaments to hang on the trees

Making toast ornaments to hang on the trees

We'll have our annual toast bar (bring a topping to share if you'd like), lots of cider to drink, and a roaring bonfire. It's a great time to get out and enjoy the orchard and our grounds, so bring your skates for the pond or go for a walk (or ski or snowshoe) in the orchard. At dusk, around 4:30ish, we'll all proceed out to the orchard together to toast the orchard's health for the coming year, which will involve singing, noisemaking, and giving back a bit of cider to the orchard.

Come Wassail with us this year!

Getting Ready for Our Long Winter's Nap

The seven inches of snow we got the first weekend of December has made orchard work impossible, so nature’s forced us to turn our attention elsewhere. Mike is happy to begin this year’s distilling and I’m happy to spend some time in the kitchen using all of the bounties of our harvest and our friends’ harvests.

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Even though we’re enjoying a slower pace of life, at least until pruning begins in February, we’re still here should you need some apple butter, Borealis or any other cider for a gift this year. Feel free to drop us a line or just submit an order at our Holidays 2018 page.

Open This Saturday!

We’ve got one more Saturday in the barn this season!

Join us on Saturday, November 17 between 10:00 and 4:00 for late season aples, fresh-pressed cider, cider donuts, farm bread, apple butter, Whippersnapper, and cider, of course.

GoldRush apple

GoldRush apple

If you’re not able to make it on Saturday, you can still bring home some goodies for your Thanksgiving by ordering online at http://sweetlandorchard.com/thanksgiving-2018 and picking up anytime before Thanksgiving.

Available Ciders

  • Scrumpy Original

  • Rustic Apple

  • Cherry Rhubarb

  • Perennial

  • Northern Spy

  • Wassail

  • Borealis

  • Whippersnapper

  • Pumpkin Whippersnapper

Available Apple Varieties

  • Fireside

  • GoldRush

  • Golden Russet

  • Keepsake

  • Liberty

  • Regent

Available This Weekend

This weekend is our last regular weekend of the year that we’re open, but we’ll open one more day this season — Saturday, November 17 — for your Thanksgiving prep. We’ll also be taking pre-orders for apples, cider, cider donuts, and Whippersnapper that you can pick up anytime from the 17th through Thanksgiving (and even after).

Available this weekend: Connell Red, Fireside, Keepsake, Liberty, Northern Spy, Northern Spy, Northwest Greening, Prairie Spy, Regent, and SnowSweet apples.

Also, Pumpkin Whippersnapper!

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