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108 Jackson Street
Salem, MA, 01970


Far From The Tree Cider is a craft cider company specializing in unique, high-quality hard cider made from local ingredients.  Most apples don’t fall far from the tree, and the ciders made from them are generally quite similar.  We are making a craft hard cider based on a very different philosophy.  Far From The Tree respects tradition by controlling the entire production process from apple pressing straight through to bottling.  Our cider is made with local apples and exclusively natural ingredients. 


We’re using local, freshly pressed apples to make small batch, traditional, craft hard cider in Salem, MA. Because cider making has a long history in Massachusetts we’re using 250 year old traditional methods like fermenting and slowly aging our cider in barrels. We’re also making a cider that excites us by using the cornucopia of flavors that New England has to offer to further express where our cider comes from. We like to think that our ideas may be far from the tree but our ingredients and our way of doing what we love couldn’t be closer to home.

We got $10,000…we got $10,000!

Far From the Tree

Nervous. Anxious. Excited. Honored. Inspired.  Those were the emotions we felt before and after the 2015 North of Boston Business Plan Competition. What a month!

The annual competition is sponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University, where our brand ambassador Antonio Fresco is working to obtain his MBA. When Antonio heard about the contest in February, he decided to pitch it to us and worked diligently throughout March and April to help us create our executive summary, review Far From the Tree financials and develop an awesome presentation.

Antonio said the strategy while crafting the plan was based primarily on how we would use the prize money to help fulfill the demands associated with the steady growth and expansion of our business. Ties to our neighborhood were also a staple; the cider house is located in Salem, we employ Salem residents, our ingredients are locally sourced and we plan to open a tasting room very soon right here in town.

“I think our story really resonated with the judges. They knew this prize money would be going to a financially sound company that would use the money to grow as a business and continue being a positive impact in their local community.”

Antonio: You rock! We are so grateful for this opportunity and couldn’t have done it without you. We would also like to give a special shout out to Nick Brecken who filmed a short video for us to fulfill the contest’s requirements. The piece did a great job of visually communicating who we are and what we do.

Now it’s time to start making some pretty big plans! Stay tuned, friends…

This is what we looked like when we were awarded: