Where to find apple cider doughnuts …

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Freshly made and coated in sugar, cider doughnuts are ready to be sold at Bartlett’s Orchard in Richmond, Mass. Photo: Stephanie Zollshan.

Signs that fall has arrived in New England: Leaves of gold, red and orange. Crisp, cool nights. Apple harvests and overflowing pumpkin patches.

And with it comes a bounty of autumn-flavored goodness: Apple cider, apple and pumpkin pies, and the indulgence in apple cider doughnuts.

We all have our favorite apple cider doughnuts, since no two shops make them the same. In many cases, the recipes are family secrets known only by a few family members and trusted staffers.

We asked the staff members of our sister publications — The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Mass.; the Brattleboro Reformer in Brattleboro, Vt.; The Manchester Journal in Manchester, Vt.; and the Bennington Banner in Bennington, Vt. — to recommend their go-to spots for apple cider doughnuts. Of course, they came up with more than a few. By no means are these the only options, but they are the ones our staff members frequent.

If you’re in the Berkshires, we suggest:

Bartlett’s Orchard

575 Swamp Road, Richmond, Mass.
413-698-2559
bartlettsorchard.com

Hilltop Orchards and Furnace Brook Winery

508 Canaan Road, Richmond, Mass.
800-833-6274
Hilltoporchards.com

Home Sweet Home Doughnut Shoppe

258 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass.
413-717-4144
homesweethomedoughnutshoppe.com

Jaeschke Orchards

23 Gould Road, Adams, Mass.
413-743-3896
Jaeschkesorchard.com

Lakeview Orchard

94 Old Cheshire Road, Lanesborough, Mass.
413-448-6009
lakevieworchard.com

Taft Farms

119 Park St., Great Barrington, Mass.
413-528-1515
taftfarms.com

Whitney’s Farm Market & Garden Center

1775 S State Road, Cheshire, Mass.
413-442-4749
whitneysfarm.com

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Fresh baked apple cider doughnuts wait to be enjoyed at the Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop in Bennington, Vt. Photo: Holly Pelczynski

If you’re in Southern Vermont, we suggest:

The Apple Barn

604 US Route 7S, Bennington, Vt.
802-447-7780
theapplebarn.com

Allen Brothers Farms

6023 US Route 5, Westminster, Vt.
802-722-3395
allenbrothersfarms.com

Cold Hollow Cider

3600 Waterbury Stowe Road, Waterbury Center, Vt.
800-327-7537
coldhollow.com

Equinox Valley Nursery

1158 Main St., Route 7A, Manchester, Vt.
802-362-2610
equinoxvalleynursery.com

Green Mountain Orchards

130 West Hill Road, Putney, Vt.
802-387-5851
greenmountainorchards.com

The Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack Lane, Route 7A, Arlington, Vt.
802-375-6747
sugarshackvt.com

Over the border in New York:

Goold Orchard

1297 Brookview Station Road, Castleton, N.Y.
518-732-7317
goold.com

Lumber Jack’s Coffee And Snacks

5103 NY-7, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.
518-686-1614
lumberjackscoffee.com

1 Comment

  1. Visit Boyer’s Orchard, Monkton Vermont 05469– fresh and exceptional donuts- the best –
    farm stand, fresh cider, heirloom apples– Hard Ciders and Wines too

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