You’ve had apple pie, caramel apples, apple butter—but what about an apple cider slushie?

If you’ve never tried this unique apple concoction before, then head on over to Gaver Farm in Mount Airy, Maryland ,where they are selling their famous apple cider slushies AND hot apple cider doughnuts!

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Apple cider slushie and apple cider doughnuts at Gaver Farm. Photo courtesy of Gaver Farms.

Due to rough weather conditions that led to a poor apple crop this season, the Gaver Farm had to cancel their Pick Your Own Apples event for the rest of the year. 

"This has been a hard year for Apple growers," Gaver Farms said in an Instagram post. "In May we lost a lot of blooms (blooms yield apples) to a late frost. In July we had a record number of days over ninety degrees and no rain (causing smaller apples). After a dry August, we received 12 inches of rain the week before we opened for pick you own. Sadly, almost every apple in the Orchard has split from taking on too much water too fast or perished for other stress-related reasons."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2020 has truly been a challenging year. We are devastated to share our pick your own apples are closed for the remainder of the year. This has been a hard year for Apple growers. In May we lost a lot of blooms (blooms yield apples) to a late frost. In July we had a record number of days over ninety degrees and no rain (causing smaller apples). After a dry August, we received 12 inches of rain the week before we opened for pick you own. Sadly, almost every apple in the Orchard has split from taking on too much water too fast or perished for other stress related reasons. If you were planning to pick apples here this fall, we are so sorry! This crop loss was out of our control and unforeseen until we checked the Orchard this morning in preparation for the weekend. 🍎 Pre-picked apples are available in the Farm Market.

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However, pre-picked apples are still available at Gaver Farm Market, and apple cider slushies and apple cider doughnuts are still available for purchase at the Donut Hut.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FAQ: Where on the farm are the apple cider slushees?! 🍎 Answer: Donut Hut! Available 10 am - 6 pm daily

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These apple cider slushies are available from September 4 through November 3, along with the farm’s Fall Fun Days where you and your loved ones can pick your own pumpkins, take a journey through a corn maze, pet and feed barnyard animals, bounce on jumping pillows, and cruise down giant slides! 

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Cookie and Bell are just two of the many animals that can be seen at Gaver Farm! Photo courtesy of Gaver Farm.

Tickets this year for Fall Fun Days are available online only and will be released each Wednesday for the following Monday through Sunday. Due to the limited available capacity in order to follow COVID-19 guidelines, there is limited availability for each Fall Fun Days date—so make sure to sign up for a visit before the season is over!

What are your favorite fall treats and festivities? Let us know in the comments below!