Soergel Orchards is a area country store in the North Hills featuring a bakery, gift center, petting zoo, gardening center, live entertainment, season special events, cider, wine, ice cream and more.
Soergel Orchards History
Soregel Orchards family farm’s history began in 1850 when a German immigrant by the name of John Conrad Soergel began planting apple trees. The apples were sold wholesale for the first half of the 1900’s, but in the mid 1960’s a severe spring frost left very few apples on the trees.
At this time, Warren and Jean decided it was not worth the trip to town everyday to sell the few apples so they started a roadside stand at the corner of Brandt School Road and Wexford Bayne Road (now Route 910).
When the business outgrew the original building, a larger stand was built. Then, in 1973, Interstate 79 claimed 14 acres of apples. Nevertheless, the Soergel family felt it was time for further expansion, so the present market was established.
In 1986 the Soergel family began their own rack and cloth cider press, which Larry Soergel operates. The fall of 1987 saw the expansion to a full-scale bakery and deli department, and around that same time, the Gift Barn was founded. They added Arrowhead Wine Shop satellite location in 2002, and Naturally Soergel’s was opened in the Spring of 2009 to meet the growing special dietary needs of our community. Finally, in 2015, an Arsenal Cider House satellite location was opened.
Information Source: Soergels.com