Welcome to 814 Cider Works, crafted at J.L. Farm and Cidery! We are beyond excited to share our Cider House and Cider experience with you, your family, and friends! We are a family owned and operated small business located in the heart of Happy Valley - just minutes from downtown State College and Penn State University.
The farm was purchased in 1982 by John LeClair as just a hay field. Since then, with the help of his family and others, John has been a steward of this little slice of heaven we call ours. The barn was built first, which now houses the cider operations. Then came the house, built in 1989. Matt LeClair, the youngest son was just four months old when this became his new home. Now, he is the Farm Manager in charge of all operations for the Cidery. Matt's siblings Andrew, Pierre, and Jennifer are also supporting and helping build this business from the ground up. In the years between the construction of the house and now, the farm has been used to grow extensive varieties of fruits,vegetables and plants. You may have been one of our many loyal customers to the fruit and veggie stand, or the greenhouses for your annual, perennial, and tree needs.
814 Cider Works is more than just another cider maker to add to the list. It’s an experience, rooted in decades of passion to take what is grown on our family farm and share it with the people around us. All of our ciders are hand crafted here at the farm and never from concentrate. We will never water down our ciders to make more profit and we will never sacrifice quality for quantity.
We have poured our blood, sweat and tears into this and we hope that it can be something that the community will truly enjoy. The Cidery is by far our greatest adventure and we can't wait to share it with you!
Please see the event page for other details and events. We will have the Cider House open to welcome you the 1st, 3rd, and 5th (if applicable) weekends of every month. We also would LOVE to host your small gathering, special event, shower, and parties. Please contact us by email to schedule these events!
We will have a rotating schedule of all of your favorite food trucks from the area as well. So please stop back here periodically to see who will be at the farm and any events we may be having for your enjoyment! We can't wait to meet you!