Available at the Landsdowne & Carp Farmers Markets! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find Farmgate Cider?

We like to sell our cider directly from us to you. You can buy from our online store, farmgatecider.ca, or various Farmers’ Markets. Right now we’re at the Lansdowne Ottawa Farmers’ Market on Sundays and the Carp Farmers’ Market on Saturdays during the summer. Check out our Market and Events Calendar to find out where we are!  

Is Farmgate Cider organic?

There is nothing in our cider other than apples and yeast.  Our Estate Cider line contains apples grown on our farm organically (no chemical pesticides or fertilizers). We don’t add sulphites, stabilizers or preservatives to our cider. We bottle in reusable glassware.

What’s the difference between Farmgate Estate cider and Farmgate Craft cider?

Our Estate Cider is made with organic apples from our own orchard. As quantities of this special cider are limited, we also have a Craft Cider line to keep up with demand. Our Craft Cider is made with apple juice from local apple producer Hall’s Apple Market.

Do you add sugar to any of your products?

As we don’t add sulphites to our cider, all the natural sugar in the apples gets converted into alcohol during the fermentation process. This leaves us with beautiful, dry and sugar-free cider. For a few varieties we add some natural sugars back in, a process known as “back-sweetening.” We only use natural sweeteners like apple-honey and maple syrup to give our ciders balance and flavour.  

Is your cider gluten-free?

Yes! All our ciders are naturally gluten-free.

What should I do with my empty Farmgate cider bottles?

We selected high quality reusable Italian glassware to bottle our cider.  The bottles are recyclable but reuse is the intent. We would love to get them back to reuse them for next year’s cider, so much so we will give you $0.25 off your next Farmgate purchase for each craft bottle you bring back and $2 for each Estate bottle (bailtop bottles).   We have heard from a number of our customers that these lovely bail-top’s also have a lot of other uses around the kitchen – your call.

What’s a Farmgate Subscription service?

For those who just can’t get enough! We offer monthly cider subscription packages so you always have Farmgate on hand. Visit our Members page, or send us an email for more information.

Do you cater to large events?

Yes! We can supply your wedding, office party, or family get-together with delicious Farmgate Cider. Send us an email to find out more.

Can we visit your orchard / cidery?

We can host tours and tastings by appointment, and we will have several seasonal events each year at the farm where we will invite our customers to come and visit.  Make sure you register your name and email contact information so we will know how to get in touch.

 

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