For decades, families living across Western New York considered the cider press at the Williamsville Water Mill a must stop during the fall season. In many households, the quest for farm-fresh apple cider became an annual tradition passed down from generation to generation.
And even though cider operations ceased nearly a decade ago at the mill, some uninformed visitors still show up each autumn, only to learn that while their memories are still vivid, the mill is no longer producing cider. While some of those travelers drive away disappointed, the lucky ones stop at Farmers & Artisans to inquire about the mill and happily stumble upon the new best source for apple cider in all of Western New York!
Located at 78 East Spring St. in Williamsville, adjacent to the mill, Farmers & Artisans was founded in 2008 and offers hundreds of locally produced products. Their fresh cider, produced at Blackman Homestead Farm in Lockport, is pressed from apples especially selected by Bob Blackman. His many years of experience in choosing just the right varieties of apples for the blend produces a full-bodied cider with just the right balance of sweet and tart flavors.
So if you’re searching for that incredible taste of farm-fresh Western New York cider produced by the Blackman Homestead Farm, you’ll only find it at Farmers & Artisans and at the farm itself! Store hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, please visit http://farmersandartisans.com, call 633-2830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow Farmers & Artisans on Facebook for frequent updates.