Soquel Cider

Rich and Laura started Everett Family Farm not only to provide great organic produce for their community but to provide a beautiful healthy environment to raise their three daughters – Hailey, Hannah and Annie. Laura has a family background in viticulture and Rich in business. They purchased the farm from third generation farmers and have done a lot to preserve and protect the land and surrounding riparian areas. They’re proud members of CCOF, becoming certified growers in 2001. 

Rich and Laura have really focused on and expanded the fruit orchards. They even have  “his” and “hers” orchards: Laura’s focusing on heirloom apples for cider, and Rich’s on the uber popular Honey Crisp. The Everetts are also very involved with helping the next generation of farmers. Their land has helped many young farmers gain practical skills and experience in an incubator farm type set up. 

Laura Everett began dabbling in hard cider after the big fall press of ‘soft’ cider on the farm. She took a Cider Course at the University of Washington in 2008 and has been planning and planting her heirloom apple orchard for years. Our “Soquel Cider” operation is fully licensed and permitted by the TTB. Together with Laura’s friend David Hartzel, they produced their first commercial batch of cider in 2014.

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