Where to get your Apple Cider Donut Fix!


Everyone has a guilty pleasure, and in our family, it’s donuts!  We love to try new bakeries and flavors, but nothing rivals apple cider donuts in the fall.  Here is a selection of where you can find homemade apple cider donuts in Rhode Island, as well as a couple locations in our neighboring states.

Knight Farm, North Scituate

Apple cider donuts, ice cream, and even omelets are just some of the exciting items you’ll come across at Knight Farm.  Add to that apple picking and hayrides and you have a recipe for a fun fall day!  This nearly 200 year old family farm has it all.

Hardpressed Cider Company at Windmist Farm, Jamestown

Operating at Windmist Farm on weekends from Labor Day through the weekend before Thanksgiving, Hardpressed Cider Company is famous not just for their apple cider donuts, but also their fresh hard-pressed cider.  Their donuts are made with their famous cider and also include finely chopped apples in their recipe.  While you are there, check out Windmist Farm’s selection of 100% grass fed beef.

Appleland Orchard, Greenville

Appleland Orchard is a great place to purchase and enjoy cider donuts after picking apples in their orchard.  Their award-winning donuts are also sold at Sunset Orchard Farm and Barden Family Orchard.  You can also find their own apple cider, caramel apples and a variety of pies at their farm stand.

Knead Donuts, Providence

Knead has made of a name for itself as being one of the top gourmet donut shops in Rhode Island.  This fall they have added cider donuts, made with local apple cider, to their menu!  With three locations, and a plethora of both classic and uniquely flavored donuts, Knead is just the place to get your fall cider donut fix!

Young Family Farm, Little Compton

The Young Family Farm story began in 1997.  Since it’s inception has become noted for not only its orchards but also their cider donuts, pies, crumbles and most recently, their applesauce which comes in three varieties and is available for sampling at the farmstand.

Pippin Orchard, Cranston

Offering not only their homemade delectable cider donuts, Pippin Orchard is also known for their freshly made apple and blueberry pies as well as their own farm fresh eggs and homemade maple candy.  Pick your own apples are offered here as well to round out your fall day!

The Big Apple, Wrentham MA

Located not far over the Rhode Island line, The Big Apple makes their own tasty apple cider donuts as well as an ample farm stand that offers fresh fruits and vegetables (including pumpkins) and a variety of other bakery items such as muffins and turnovers.  During your visit you can also pick your own apples in their orchards and enjoy a hayride on the weekends.

BF Clyde’s Cider Mill, Mystic, CT

If you’re willing to drive a little further to see the only steam powered cider mill in the country, BF Clyde’s Cider Mill is the place for you.  This national historic landmark also offers their very own fresh apple cider donuts, pumpkin bread, jams, jellies nd kettle corn.  Sneak in some grown-up fun and enjoy a free tasting of their apple wines while you’re there!


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Robin Barton
Robin is a working mother of two very precious, but very precocious sons ages 8 and 5. A lifelong Rhode Islander, she lives in the Providence area with her husband of 13+ years and boys. She is a Bryant University graduate (back in the day when it used to be called Bryant College) where she also received an MBA. In between refereeing her boys' impromptu wrestling matches, carting them between school and practice and handling occasional work issues outside business hours, Robin enjoys cooking/baking (but not the mess they create), 80s music, checking out family friendly events/destinations, visiting new breweries and wineries with her hubby, buying new makeup and taking WAY too many photos (YOLO). She also considers herself an aficionado of naps. Robin believes that it is possible to find both motherhood and a career simultaneously rewarding, with the right support system....and an Amazon Prime account.


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