We Grow Our Own Apples
Knowing that great cider starts with great apples, our founder, Scott Donovan, decided to establish an orchard in order to supply the cidery operation. With virtually no commercial farming experience and just the dream of producing craft ciders, he purchased a 37 acre lakeside property near the sleepy village of Barker, NY. In 2006, Donovan Orchards was established and since then has grown both conventional and certified organic apples, including newer fresh market apple varieties as well as heirloom English and American cider apples. Donovan Orchards not only supplies BlackBird Cider Works, but also sells apples commercially for the fresh, processing, and juice markets.
For more information on where our apples come from, please visit the Donovan Orchards website.