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Cider in Central New Jersey

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Anybody have any recommendations for good places to get apple cider in central Jersey? Say, anywhere from New Brunswick/Princeton to Spring Lake to Freehold?

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  1. It would be hard to find better cider than the one from Delicious Orchards on route #34 in Colt's Neck. It is also an excellent food market. I especially like the baked goods--the pies and donuts are wonderful.

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    1. re: peter
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      Rachel Perlow

      I've never actually been there, but my brothers' in-laws cater Thanksgiving from there, and the food was always good.

      1. re: peter

        The holidays aren't the same without their fabulous apple cider, in addition to the best brownies I have ever tasted (yes, with walnuts). The store is HUGE, with extensive produce, cheese, and coffee departments. (Looking for obscure herbs? Find them there!) Also, if you have kids or grandkids, take them pumpkin-picking there before Halloween. . .it's a treat!

      2. I agree that Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck has good cider. I believe they also sell fresh hot donuts. But be prepared for crowds (bus tours!) and high prices.

        Go to Delicious Orchards for cider. If you want a nice well-stocked farm market with good pies and a garden center -- with more reasonable prices, go to Dearborn Farms on Rt 35 in Holmdel. See url below.

        Link: http://www.dearbornfarms.com/

        1. Val beat me to it. :) Delicious Orchards, hands down. There's also a great bead store in the little shopping center across the street - The Birds and the Beads. Terhune Orchards (http://www.terhuneorchards.com/) in Princeton might also be a good stop. Princeton in the fall is a wonderful day trip.

          Link: http://www.gooddeed.net/vacation/

          1. Go with Delicious Orchards..Terhunes is overpriced and phony...there is also another cider place just west of Delicious Orchards closer to Hightstown.

            Link: http://www.ebulkcandy.com

            1. Nettie Ochs' Cider Mill, 32 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston, NJ has wonderful cider.

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              1. re: charlie

                Terhune Orchards hands down and be sure to try their cider donuts