New Hampton, NY
Thursday, September 6th, 2018
From dairy to doughnuts, a lot has changed at Soons Orchards in New Hampton.
But one staple that can be found year round are the ever popular apple cider doughnut.
For over 20 years the New Hampton farm has been doling out the delicious doughy delights with baker Teresa Garcia behind the sugar coated helm.
The not-so-secret doughnut ingredient that brings fans to the farm store, after many visitors have first stopped to pick apples in the field, is Soons' homemade apple cider.
According to Sharon Soons, the farm's chief operating officer, before the 1960's the family used to ship off their apples to be pressed and made into cider.
Her grandfather had turned the dairy farm into the fruit farm it is today, and when her dad took over the family business, he decided to build a cider mill.