ROOTS RUN DEEP on Pennings Farm whether you’re standing in the twenty-plus acres of The Cidery Orchard or standing next to one of the Pennings Farm Cidery owners who were born and raised on the farm. After a short stint away at college, siblings Stephen J. Pennings (SJ) and Tori Pennings Cosimano were drawn back to the wide-open space of the farm to grow the family apple growing business in a new direction. SJ and Tori are teamed up as owners of the Cidery turning apples into hard cider to quench the thirst of passionate cider drinkers.
Metaphorically, these far-reaching roots have created a strong foundation that has allowed Tori and SJ to move the Cidery in new directions in 2020 during a time when life almost stood still. Growth never ceased on the farm. The Cidery Orchard is more focused than ever on a healthy balance of cider-specific apples aside varieties that are most loved by fall apple-pickers. New ciders emerged while on-site canning of flagship ciders began, with these products now available at retail stores throughout the county. An online reservations system for both dining and apple picking was implemented. Online shopping has expanded to now include out-of-state shipping of canned and bottled cider and merchandise. Ground was broken to begin the expansion of the production facility and the brick oven kitchen.
Having an orchard as part of the farm operation sets Pennings Cidery apart from many cideries. The apple orchard and peach grove allow the ciders to be produced directly from ground to glass. The desire to produce signature ciders from apples sourced directly from our orchard trees came simply from the love of apples. Now the mission is to share these uniquely modern ciders with cider fans across state lines. An online cider shopping site is the newest undertaking at Pennings Cidery. Canned and bottled ciders, along with Pennings Cidery apparel, is now available for online ordering and shipped directly from the orchard to the doorstep of cider lovers across the country to 38 states.
The farm in its entirety is home to multiple family-owned and operated businesses. Pennings Farm Market, a multi-dimensional retail business, began as a seasonal roadside farm stand more than thirty years ago has matured into a year-round farm market, garden center, and pub and grill, owned and operated by Steve and Jill Pennings, the parents of SJ and Tori. Pennings Farm Market stays as fresh as the seasons with elaborate pop-up style departments that include an outdoor beer garden, ice cream stand, donut shack, and a winter indoor beer garden. The Cidery Orchard, surrounding Pennings Cidery, makes it convenient for sourcing the freshest apples for cider making and apple picking, while providing beautiful scenery for visitors throughout the seasons.
PENNINGS FARM CIDERY
4 Warwick Turnpike
Warwick, New York 10990
Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas
$3.00 per 5 oz. pour
SJ Pennings, Tori Pennings Cosimano
Annie Stubeck, Rich Bruno
SJ Pennings, Matt Sampson, Mike Stubeck