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Thompson’s Cider Mill

photo: Nicholas Schwartz for Westchester Eats

The Thompson’s Cider Mill sits on property next to the Teatown Lake Reservation Nature Preserve in Westchester County.

An apple orchard since the 1870s, it is a part of the old Rickert Fruit Farm. The Thompsons offer a wide range of apples, including many heirloom and unusual varieties. As many varieties as possible are blended to create a true, old-fashioned pure cider. Several varieties of pears, as well as apple and pumpkin pies, and apple wine can be found at the cider mill.

photo: Gregory Dunn for Westchester Eats

Selections include Macoun, McIntosh, Rhode Island Greening, Northwest Greening, Jonagold, Winter Banana, Golden Russet, Idared, Winesap, Jonathan, Mutsu, Monroe, Baldwin, Fuji, Cortland, Spygold, Red Spy, Northern Spy, Pippin, Seek-No-Further, local Golden and Red Delicious, along with more than six varieties of pears.

The Thompsons welcome visitors to the cider mill and orchard for 10 weekends each fall. They open it each weekend as well as Thanksgiving Day from late September through Thanksgiving weekend. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. They generally make cider Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. and welcome those who wish to watch.

A real local treasure.

Thompson’s Cider Mill
335 Blinn Road
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

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