'Tis the season. A tradition continues in Clinton where the Cider Mill opens. Lines of customers are expected to pick up cider, donuts, pies, apples and other delicious treats at the Mill that's been in Clinton for over 110 years.

The Wentworth family started making cider for Madison County farmers until they moved to Clinton at the turn of the century. The Cider Mill opened in 1903 with the family using a screw press powered by a steam engine. A new hydraulic press was installed in 1927 and the cider making process has stayed the same ever since.

John and Mimi Fehlner purchased the Cider Mill in 1998 and they continue to make sweet apple cider the same way it has been done for more than a century with thier family.

Melody Henderson
Melody Henderson

The Clinton Cider Mill sells fresh apple cider, hot cider donuts, apples, pies, soup, and many other fresh and delicious treats. You can watch cider being made on the 100 year-old press and enjoy a snack on the porch, or take treats home for the whole family to enjoy.

The Clinton Cider Mill is also hiring for the season. You can apply at ClintonCiderMill.com.

The Cider Mill will be open Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.


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