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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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) …


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 …