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Jericho Cider Mill

213 Rte. 106 Jericho, NY 516-433-3360

Owner George Zulkofske at Jericho Cider Mill in

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Jericho Cider Mill is Nassau County's go-to location for all things apple-related. There's an unsurpassed selection of apple varieties, and the famous cider. But don't pass by the baked goods. Pies taste homemade (as they should; they actually make them there), and the apple-cranberry pie is a standout. Crumb lovers will duly love the apple-crumb pie. Apple-cranberry bread is also very good. Carb avoiders can enjoy the crustless, unsweetened "Just Fruit" made from apples, raspberries and a little cinnamon, which could be even better with ice cream, whipped cream, or both.

George Zulkofske's family bought Jericho Cider Mill in 1938, but he doesn't know exactly when it was first established. He knows the building dates from 1918, but there had been a cider mill on the premises long before that. The two adjacent properties also housed cider mills, the one to the south was founded by Long Island's first white settlers in the 17th century, the one to the north was sufficiently established in 1820 to have the horsepower replaced by a steam engine.

Hours: Opening mid-Sept. to mid-May.