Sway to the tunes of local musicians, shop for beautiful products from the farmhouse-style vintage vendors, and treat yourself to freshly-spun gourmet cotton candy at Cider Hill Farm's Golden Apple Market - coming May 19 and 20!
Cider Hill Farm is a first-generation family farm located in Amesbury, Massachusetts that celebrates it's 40th year anniversary this season. We spoke with Event Manager Jenny to get the inside skinny on the Golden Apple Market...
When did the Golden Apple Market begin?
This is our very first Golden Apple Market ever! We've been dreaming about it for a couple of years, and hope to make it an annual event.
What are you most excited about?
From the variety of vendors and beautiful products they sell, to our hard cider garden and yummy treats we'll be serving, there are so many elements that will make this event unique and exciting. We look forward to celebrating the start of spring, and kicking off our 2018 farm season with this one-of-a-kind event!
Why is Cider Hill an ideal location?
We are blessed to have such a beautiful location for our 145 acre farm. We are used to accommodating large crowds for our apple picking season, so to do a large scale event like this is second nature to us. Plus, it's a great way to bring all our smaller ventures together for everyone to enjoy, like our food truck, The PitchFORK, and our hard cidery, Cider Hill Cellars.
What can we expect as attendees?
A lot of FUN! We want our guests to spend the day with us and take advantage of all the different things our farm and market will offer. Along with the vendors, cider garden, and flower cart, we will also be showcasing our farm to the many people who might not know us yet. We will be running hayrides, along with a farm tour, to introduce people to Cider Hill Farm and share a little bit about our history. Our large farm store will also be open, which features our farm bakery, local cheeses, meats, our own fruit preserves, farm honey, gift items and more!
Will there be cider donuts?
Of course! We will have our award-winning cider donuts (We are nominated for the BONS award again this year!) available in our farm store, as well as cider donut ice cream from The PitchFORK truck. And rumor has it that there just might be some cider donut-flavored cotton candy…but everyone will have to come and find out for themselves! :)
Thank you for sharing the inside skinny with us, Jenny! Is it time for the Golden Apple Market yet? We can't wait!!