One of the benefits of living in Rhode Island is having access to a wide array of fresh, locally made products. In an era where mass-production is the norm, we have come to consider small-scale, handmade goods to be precious.
We are just as proud of what we grow on our farm and prepare in our kitchen as we are the high-quality products we sell from other local businesses in our Farm Market. We team up with some of the best of the best local producers like award-winning apple cider from Jaswell’s Farm in Smithfield, RI.
The Jaswell’s motto is “native is better,” and we couldn’t agree more. They represent hard work, family tradition, and sustainability. We’re excited to work with likeminded folks, especially when their products taste as good as this cider.
With over 115 years of farming experience it’s no wonder it’s so tasty. This fourth-generation (fourth!), family-owned farm got started in 1899. It was founded by Nicholas Jaswell (originally Nicola Gesualdi) after he made his way to Rhode Island all the way from Italy a few years prior.
Today, the 100-acre farm is run by brother/sister duo Chris and Allison Jaswell. Jaswell’s Farm sits in the heart of Smithfield’s historic “Apple Valley. It’s the oldest operating apple orchard in Smithfield, and the first and only cider mill to pasteurize in Rhode Island.
Jaswell’s apple cider is fresh pressed and pasteurized right on the premises, and you can just about taste the love. If you’re ever up near Smithfield, stop by Jaswell’s farm stand and bakery and tell them their friends at Sweet Berry Farm sent you! (Insider tip: don’t leave without trying a cider donut.)
If you’re craving house-made apple cider here on Aquidneck Island, come see us for a jug of Jaswell’s.