14Jan, 24

Speciality Crop Block Grant

We are thrilled to announce that Slaughter Orchard & Cidery has been awarded a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant for us to research and teach other orchards, cider mills, and cideries how to use ground harvested apples to safely make high-quality hard cider. Our orchard and apple processing research will be conducted at our north location, Hainlen Orchard , in Converse, IN. Our fermentation research will be conducted at our Bloomington, IN cidery. The $163,000 grant will run for two years and includes research, a model HACCP plan, an educational position paper, and in-orchard demonstration day …


August Hours

The new farmstand is open, and we are adding new products almost every day! We have more Michigan Red Haven peaches! Hours Wednesday – Friday – 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday – Tuesday – Closed

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20Dec, 22

Orchard & Cidery Education Classes Posted

Orchard & Cidery Classes are Posted! Looking for a great experiential gift or a class for yourself? Join us in our small class environment to learn skills and techniques to take home and use! Our currently posted classes are: Apple Butter Making, Apple Tree Grafting, Apple Tree Pruning, Tree Planting, Cider Syrup Making, and Apple Cider Jelly Making. We will post more classes throughout the year including Cider Pressing and Hard Cider Fermentation. All our classes feature: • A mix of instruction and hands-on practice. • A limited number of students to make sure every participant has a fantasti …

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19Nov, 22

Thanksgiving Recipes – 7 Recipes in 7 Days – Day 7 – Apple Cocktail (Bonus – instructions on how to freeze cider)

Apple Cocktails (You didn’t think we would give you just one did you?!?) Cider Old Fashioned Ingredients 1/2 C ice. This drink works great with a large block of ice, but any quality ice will work fine. 1 C fresh pressed unpasteurized cider 2 ounces whiskey 2 dashes Angostura bitters apple slices for garnish cinnamon sticks for garnish Combine all the ingredients in a glass of your choosing. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks. Cider-Old-Fashioned Download Hot Mulled Cider (Spiked or Not) Ingredients 8 C fresh pressed unpasteurized cider (half-gallon) 1 orange – juiced and sliced into …

November 18, 2022Apples

Thanksgiving Recipes – 7 Recipes in 7 Days – Day 6 – Harvest Apple Salad with Cider Dressing

Harvest Apple Salad Prep Time: 15 Minutes Ingredients Mixed Greens Diced crisp apple (Honey Crisp, Cameo, Jonathan) Chopped pecans Dried cranberries Crumbled Feta Cheese Chopped Avocado Apple Cider Salad Dressing Steps Combine the ingredients in a large bowl. Prep the Apple Cider Salad Dressing – drizzle over greens or serve on the side Apple Cider Salad Dressing ¼ C olive oil ¼ C fresh pressed unpasteurized apple cider 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar ½ teaspoon dry mustard Fresh ground black pepper to taste Options If you want to add some holiday flare, you can candy the pecans by toasting them over medium heat …

November 17, 2022Apples

Thanksgiving Recipes – 7 Recipes in 7 Days – Day 5 – Cider Glazed Carrots

Cider Glazed Carrots Serves 8 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Ingredients 2 lbs of carrots – If they are small just wash them and trim the ends.  If they are large, you will want to trim the ends, cut them into 3”-4” long sticks, and cut in half or quarter them lengthwise.  You can peel them if you like.  Young carrots probably will not need to be peeled, but larger older carrots may need to be peeled.  Your call. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 ½ C fresh pressed unpasteurized cider 1 teaspoon dry mustard Steps Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or heavy skillet wi …

November 16, 2022Apples

Thanksgiving Recipes – 7 Recipes in 7 Days – Day 4 – Apple & Sausage Stuffing

Apple & Sausage Stuffing Serves 10 (9×13 baking dish) Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Ingredients 16 cups rustic bread rough cut into 1” cubes (approximately 1.5 lbs.) 1 stick of unsalted butter (8 tablespoons) 2 medium onions – diced 2 stalks of celery – diced (if you don’t like celery then leave it out) 2 tart firm apples (Jonathan, King David, or Granny Smith) – cored and cut into bite-sized chunks.  We leave ours unpeeled. 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley – chopped 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3/4 pound ground sweet or spicy sausage (we use …

November 16, 2022Blog

Thanksgiving Recipes – 7 Recipes in 7 Days – Day 3 – Roasted Turkey in Cider Brine

Roasted Turkey – Cider Brined Total Time: 24 hours (brine) + 4 hours cooking prep and cooking Ingredients 1 gallon fresh pressed unpasteurized apple cider 1 turkey (fresh or thawed) – make sure it will fit in your brine container (clean cooler, stockpot, food grade bucket) 1 lb Kosher salt ¼ C black or mixed peppercorns (crush them for more flavor) ¼ C juniper berries 1 C brown sugar 1 large onion, quartered 2 carrots, rough chopped 2 stalks celery, rough chopped 3 cloves garlic, rough copped 3 sprigs fresh thyme 3 sprigs fresh rosemary Steps – Brine Thaw turkey according to instructions with froz …

November 14, 2022Apples

Thanksgiving Recipes – 7 Apple Recipes in 7 Days – Day 2 – Dutch Apple Crumb

Dutch Apple Crumb Serves: Makes one 8” Square Baking Dish Ingredients Apple Filling 2 ½ pounds tart apples (about 5 medium).  You can use a single variety like Granny Smith, or if you want a deeper flavor, you can use a blend of Jonathan & King David Apples. 2 pounds semi-sweet apples (about 4 medium).  You can use a single variety like McIntosh, or if you want a deeper flavor, you can use a blend of McIntosh and Winesap.     ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons homemade apple pie spice blend (see instructions below) ⅛ teaspoon table salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ½ cup heavy cream Homemade Apple S …

Cider Donuts - Quack Daddy

Cider Donuts 1-Day Special Event (10.23.22)

Looking for cider donuts? We have heard your request, and we will have cider donuts for one day only on Sunday, October 23 starting at 2:00 PM. We expect to sell out, so come early. The cider donuts are made with our cider by our friends at Quack Daddy Donuts.

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) …