Portersfield Cider is a farm-based conservation center. Our orchards include over 225 apple and pear varieties, many in danger of extinction. Our goal is to reimagine hard cider production in Maine. Half conservation project, half production facility, we collect rare and endangered early American fruit trees to evaluate their production potential and help conserve them. From these forgotten trees we bring new tastes to the cider market.
It takes years of patience to collect these fruits, raise them in the nursery, transplant to the orchard, and press and ferment. We’re now ten years into this project, and have welcomed thousands of visitors to our farm to experience small-batch ciders available only at our tasting room (closed until further notice due to COVID-19). Visit our website to learn more about our cider and farm, and to order for curbside pickup.