Sunday, November 7, 2010
Jericho Cider Mill, Jericho, Long Island, NY
This is Rob and Susan's favorite place to get apple cider and believe me, they have the best. They've been to others and nothing comes close. Hot or cold, you can't beat the Jericho Cider Mill.
The mill started making champagne cider in 1820 and was still going strong until prohibition closed it down in 1919. It remained closed for several years until it moved to another site. In the 30's, John Zulkofske purchased the mill and returned it to its original site, only to watch it being razed for the expansion of Route 106 in 1958.
The Jericho Cider Mill operates from Labor Day to Mother's Day and is closed the rest of the year. The cider is made right on premises, pressed from the finest and freshest Hudson River apples with no preservatives added.
You can buy anything in their store from apples to pies to delicious fresh cider, hot or cold. They even have a spice mix to make your own mulled cider on cold winter days.
Here I am sampling one of their juicy apples and some of their cider which is sitting next to me. Yum.
And here is their store. Packed as usual on a crisp autumn Sunday afternoon.
As usual, here are more links to the history of the Jericho Cider Mill.