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This Uxbridge cidery is preserving more than just apples

Story by Katherine Ryalen

Preserving heritage is what Slabtown is all about—and that doesn’t stop at the apples.

Picture Credit: Slabtown Cider Co.

This family-owned and operated cidery and orchard is located on 90 acres of what was once thriving farm fields. Since 2017, owners Jason and Lori Feddema have worked tirelessly to revitalize these fields and turn them into one of Canada’s largest collections of unique heritage apple cider varieties.

Preserving heritage is what Slabtown is all about—and that doesn’t stop at the apples. The trees that now populate Slabtown’s orchards were carefully transplanted from Siloam Orchards, which was once located in the hamlet of Randallville. This settlement (which at its peak held only ten houses, a post office, a school and a lumber mill) became known as Slab Town for the piles of wood slabs stored around the mill. Today, it is Jason and Lori’s mission to preserve the history of Slabtown and the historic Siloam orchards that have been relocated to their property.

Come to Slabtown Cider Co. and enjoy their large outdoor patio. Sample tasty lunchtime options from Temptation’s Food Truck by local eatery Annina’s Café and Bakery while you sip a glass of heritage cider. Also available at Slabtown’s farm store are seasonal vegetables grown on the property, and gift items and art from local vendors and artists.

Videography by Barry Best

In fact, supporting local is another passion of the Feddemas. Visitors looking for a taste of what this Uxbridge gem has to offer will find a truly unique experience that is a testament to collaboration and community teamwork. If that isn’t something to celebrate in even the best of times, we don’t know what is.

Slabtown Cider Co.
4559 Concession Rd. 6, Uxbridge, ON