Apple Butter Jars

Apple Butter

Starting today (Saturday, October 15) we have apple butter for sale made from our apples. If you are looking for the taste of autumn in a jar, we have a treat for you. Our apple butter is thicker and darker than some, and that is on purpose. We take the time to carmelize the apples’ natural sugars, so we do not have to add any sugar to the apple butter. The apple butter is shelf stable, and needs refrigerated only after opening. Come enjoy a great treat! Ingredients: Apples, Spices (no added sugar) …


Farmstand OPEN

We are thrilled to announce that the Slaughter Orchard & Cidery Farmstand is now open! It has taken months of cleaning up to get to this point, but we are excited to be here. Stop by for cider by the glass, 1/2 gallon, or gallon jug. We also have apples by the 1/2 peck bag, grape jelly, farm fresh eggs, and mums. You can read more about our journey of cleaning up the old homesite and turning it into an orchard in our other blog posts. Farmstand Location: 7288 W State Road 45, Bloomington, IN 47403 Farmstand Fall Hours: Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Tuesday: Closed Wednesday – Saturda …

Fall in the Orchard - Apple Image05Sep, 22

Fall in the Orchard

The orchard is always busy, but fall is exceptionally busy for a new orchard.  We have several large projects underway, and we will post about each of them! A few highlights of upcoming posts: We press almost all our apples into cider.  We hope to have a small volume of bagged apples later this month for purchase.  Check back for availability, as we expect them to sell out quickly. We will have cider later this month.  We have standing orders for cider, so we know we will sell out.  Check back for the most up-to-date availability. Due to our young trees and demand for cid …

Ripe Cider Apple05Sep, 22

Cider – What’s the difference between cider and apple juice?

Cider – What’s the difference between cider and apple juice? In the United States, cider is the pressed juice of apples.  That juice may be filtered or unfiltered.  It may also be pasteurized or unpasteurized.  Almost all states require cider to be pasteurized if it is sold through wholesale channels (grocery stores, co-ops, etc).  Unpasteurized cider is typically available only when the end consumer purchases it directly from the orchardist or farmer.  Cider that is very lightly filtered can still be sold as cider, but cider that has been filtered to remove all the sediment is apple juice.  …