The History of Cider Hill Farm
Cider Hill Farm began in 1978 when Ed and Eleanor Cook purchased the old Battis Dairy Farm with the hope of transforming it into an apple farm. Not long after that, the Cook’s son, Glenn, along with his new bride, Karen, bought the adjacent Vedrani Poultry Farm so they could start a quality life together. Now, with three generations diligently tending to the chores, we bring you a beautiful and diverse farm operation that looks and feels everything but first generation.
We now grow fruits and vegetables on nearly 70 acres of our 145 acre farm and offer many of these as pick your own crops. As you wander through this website, you may come to see just how diverse we have become. This applies not only to the number of crops we grow, but to the number of varieties of each crop as well. We also have a very diversified approach in regards to labor, marketing, season extension, community involvement, and progressive practices that you will see in our renewable energy projects.
Our primary goal has always been to grow and offer our customers the very best quality food possible. More than ever, people are discovering the importance of shopping at local farm stands to get the freshest and healthiest products. Come, get to know us, and feel free to make this one of your very favorite farms. We welcome you!