Gardener's Orchard & Bakery's apple cider is a local favorite. Every year when apple season comes around, loyal fans can hardly wait until the first press of apple cider is processed. But this wasn't always the case. Before the Gradinariu family took over the orchard, cider had not been pressed in almost 10 years. The first request customers had after the orchard was taken over, was to bring the cider back, and the Gradinariu family fulfilled that request. The reason for all this excitement every year is because the cider is made with farm fresh apples picked from the orchard and its bottled without any added sugars, preservatives, or water. The cider is 100% raw apple juice that is pressed from a variety of apples to give the cider full flavor. Cider is usually pressed weekly and can be found in Gardener's Orchard & Bakery home store, at local farmers markets and various fall events throughout Southwest Missouri. All apple cider has to be refrigerated to maintain freshness and taste. Raw apple cider will last approximately 18-21 days if kept at temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.