Critz Farms is a family owned business that was established in 1985. As apple growers, we established the Harvest Moon Cidery in 2011, when we decided to produce hard cider. In 2015, we started a farm brewery as well, and the Critz Farm Brewing & Cider Company was born.
Recognized by the New York State Department of Economic Development as recipients of the New York State Agritourism Business of the Year Award, our farm operation centers on diversified agriculture with a family entertainment focus. With the goal of connecting people to farming, we hold many special events throughout the year.
Critz Farms includes approximately 350 acres of land 3.5 miles south of scenic Route 20, Cazenovia, NY, in Madison County. Most of the Critz Farms lands are now permanently protected through the NYS Farmland Protection Program, to remain forever development-free and available for agricultural purposes. This beautiful Central New York farm is less than 30 minutes from the Syracuse area.
We grow a wide variety of crops at Critz Farms, including apples, pumpkins, gourds, hops, barley, blueberries, and conifer trees. Our Christmas tree varieties include balsam fir, Fraser fir, and blue spruce. Our farm products include farm fresh sweet apple cider, award winning hand crafted hard cider, farm brewed craft beer, New York cheddar cheese, pure maple syrup and other maple products, and balsam fir wreaths.