Contact Us

 

1 603 744 2248

 

1540 Mt Cardigan Rd
Alexandria, NH 03222

 

Apples available at the farm by appointment only.

Please visit our Country Store.

 

cardiganorchard@gmail.com

Cardigan Mountain 
Orchard Story

 

Steve and Nancy Bleiler moved to the small country town of Alexandria, New Hampshire in the late 70's with no intention of being apple farmers. They were both teachers and on a trip to NH and found this small quaint apple farm. They bought it only thinking they would use some apples for their personal enjoyment.

 

The orchard was run down when the Bleilers first acquired it. After a lot of hard work, they were able to bring back almost all of the original trees and have since been planted many more. Today there are almost 1,000 apple trees!

 

Twenty years later they had both left their careers teaching to focus their attention on the farm full time. These days, the whole family is involved with the business in various ways with the help of  their sons William, Steven, David and their families.

 

Everyone has worked hard and sacrificed a lot to get this small farm on its feet, but agree that it has all been worth it.

The Farm

 

Cardigan Mountain Orchard is a family business that has truly established itself and developed real roots in our community. Our main focus is growing apples, but we also work with other local growers to provide a variety of fruit and vegetables. Beginning in September the orchard is open for pick-your-own apples. Pie, jam, apple butter and other homemade goods are also available at our Country Store when open. 

Our Apples

 

The original apple trees were planted in the 1930's and are still producing a lot of apples. Since the 70's when we bought the land we have planted more trees, and now we have around 1,000 trees. The orchard is open for pick-your-own apples everyday 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. from Labor Day to the end of October, as long as we have apples!

 

We offer over 15 varieties of apples. Below are our most popular varieties in the order they ripen.

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Early Mac (Paula Red) 

Gravenstein

(Late August) (Late August, early September) (Early September)

 

Heirloom Gravenstein

Macintosh

Heirloom Mac

(Early September) (Mid September) (Mid September)

 

Cortland

Heirloom Cortland

Macoun

(Mid-Late September) (Mid-Late September) (Late September)

 

Honey Crisp

Spartan

Pound Sweet

(Late September) (Late September) (Early October)

 

Empire

Red/Golden Delicious

Northern Spy

(Mid October) (Mid October) (Mid October)

 

 

Baldwin

 

  (Late October)  

 

Apple Cider

 

It's not what we put in, but what we keep out that counts.

 

Besides our delicious apples, we have become know for our apple cider. Pressed the old fashioned way, a deal of time is spent washing and going through each apple before we grind them up for pressing. This process is worth the labor of love to ensure the highest quality cider. We blend many types of apples which combine for a perfect flavor.

 

It sells out quickly, so get some when you can!

1 603 744 2248  |  1540 Mt Cardigan Rd, Alexandria, NH 03222  |  cardiganorchard@gmail.com

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