We are farmers, business people, career builders, and first job creators. We are risk-takers, trailblazers, and memory makers. We have a fanatical obsession with horticulture, culinary arts, spirits, wine, cider, apples, music, and fun. We are land stewards, students, and educators. We’ve watched generations of employees grow up on our farm, many of whom are still with us. We are eternally grateful to everyone that helped us along our way.
In 1990, we started growing apple trees. Today, we have one of the most diverse pick your own orchards on the east coast with over 65 heirloom and modern apple varieties.
In 1994, we created Doc’s Cider. We are the oldest cidery in New York State. We made and sold cider from real fruit decades before there was a craft cider industry. Today, our cider is distributed in 28 states and 3 countries.
In 1995, we hosted our first Bob Dylan Tribute Festival. Ever since then, we’ve had live music every weekend and multiple music festivals each year.
In 1998, we built our cafe. It has grown over time, but the premise of making food from scratch with locally sourced, farm-grown ingredients has never changed.
In 2001, we helped kick off the craft spirits movement through applying and receiving a grant to become the 1st craft distillery in NYS since prohibition. We started by making fruit brandies, liqueurs, and cordials under the name, American Fruits.
In 2012, we built the largest craft distillery on the east coast, Black Dirt Distillery.
After nearly 30 years on this farm, we remain a tight-knit group of family and friends that are forever humbled by the support of our customers who return to us year after year.