Carr's Ciderhouse
Address: 295 River Drive Hadley, MA, 01035
Phone: 413-336-7363
About Us
Carr’s Ciderhouse is a family-run operation committed to handcrafting small batch, naturally made hard ciders as well as apple cider-based products for the pantry.
After buying a neglected, historic orchard in western Massachusetts, we brought it back to life by planting over 2000 traditional American and European apple varieties. Today, we produce distinctive cider products on our restored press – hard ciders, cider syrup, and cider vinegar – using a combination of our apples and those of other local orchards.
We’ve recently named our historic orchard Preservation Orchard - with a commitment to preserving traditional foodways of this area, preserving farmland, and preserving the balance of our ecosystem by never spraying, minimally mowing, practicing silvopasture with goats and sheep, and planting lots and lots of trees! We are located on the northwest slope of Mt. Warner in Massachusetts, overlooking the breathtakingly beautiful Connecticut River valley.
Our orchard's shallow sandy-loam soil, underlain with quartzite and feldspar bedrock, produces intensely flavored apples of high sugar content. We manage the orchard without pesticides or herbicides and an important part of our orchard work is spent breeding tasty new cultivars of pest and disease-resistant apples for cider-making.