History of Beardsley Cider Mill & Orchard
Tree-ripened and Hand picked
White Hills, Shelton, CT since 1849
Apples Planted in the 1920’s
The Beardsley’s have been farming this plot of land in White Hills, Shelton, CT since 1849! It was a dairy farm until a school bus lost its brakes and crashed into the barn in 1973, burning it to the ground.
Everything from hay to turkeys has been raised on the farm, including apples planted in the 1920’s, some of which are still being harvested today.
In an effort to provide the growing community with a fresh, local commodity, and to preserve the farm land from being developed, we have rejuvenated the existing orchards. We have over 13,000 dwarf apple trees in our Pick-Your-Own Orchard and over 400 peach trees on our farm.
All pies are available baked except for the sugar-free pie.
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.