Orchard News

Pick-Your-Own Apples:

Our Pick Your Own Orchard will be OPEN this Columbus Day weekend (Oct 8th, 9th & 10th) weather permitting.  The farm store is OPEN as well.

Pick-Your-Own Apples is weekends only in  September & October until they are all harvested.  Our PYO is CASH ONLY and $20 per bag which holds up to 10 lbs.  An ATM machine is located in our farm store for your convenience.  Our own bags must be used.  PYO is open from 10am to 5pm on weekends only until all the fruit is picked.  We do not allow picnics, pets, large handbags, back packs, baskets, etc in the orchard.  

THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 8th, 9th & 10th WE WILL BE PICKING THE FOLLOWING VARIETIES:

MACOUN, EMPIRE, JONAGOLD, MUTSU, BRAEBURN and RED DELICIOUS

Beardsley's

Cider Mill & Orchard

Since 1849
Our White Hills Distillery spirits are now available in our Cider Mill Farm Store!

Cider Mill

Did you know that it takes approximately 25 average size apples to make 1 gallon of cider?

100% Pure Juice

Our cider is 100% pure juice. We make it from sound, ripe apples that may have blemishes or are too small for selling by the bag. All cider apples are washed and scrubbed at least once, and most are washed twice before being ground and pressed. Our press is a state-of-the-art system with built-in high pressure washers to keep it clean and sanitary. At the end of each day of pressing we completely wash down the mill and sanitize the entire room. This is one of the reasons we think our cider tastes better.

Orchards

Different varieties of apples ripen at different times and the weather varies the harvest time from year to year. Mid-September and early October is almost always a great time to go apple picking.

Farming Since 1849

Beardsley’s have been farming here in the White Hills section of Shelton since 1849.  We have re-planted thousands of dwarf apple trees in our fields for our Pick-Your-Own orchard. The trees will only grow to a maximum of 10 to 12 feet for easy picking.  Our orchards are home to over 13,000 apple and 400 peach trees.  Our peaches are not PYO, our apples are.  Pick your own apples is on weekends only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 2022 pick your own season begins on Sept. 10. 

We use the Integrated Pest Management System where we scout the orchards, trap insects, measure rainfall and ambient temperature and only apply a specific agricultural cover when a threshold has been reached.  Some applications are organic and some are not.  We work in the orchards daily and keep it as safe as possible.

Farm Bakery

Our pies are available baked or frozen to bake at home

Farm Bakery PIES
You will smell the fragrance of our farm-baked pies before you even walk into the Cider Mill. They are stuffed full of fresh fruit and we bake them on the premises every day. You may also purchase our pies frozen to bake at your convenience.

Our Farm Bakery 

We also have cider donuts, Gluten Free cookies, fruit breads, soft and delicious scones, coffee cakes and local honey.