The Farmer’s Cow Hot Mulled Cider

Hey locavores and anyone with a great family recipe — help promote local Connecticut agriculture!

The Farmer’s Cow, a group of 6 dairy farms in Connecticut that produce hormone-free milk and other dairy products (and great apple cider) is looking for your recipes. They’ll post their favorites on their website. Get them in by November 12th. Send recipes to

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In the meantime, if you’re going trick or treating for Hallowe’en and you need something warm to drink when you get back home (the weather always turns cold on Hallowe’en night doesn’t it?) try their mulled cider recipe:

The Farmer’s Cow Hot Mulled Cider

6 cups Farmer’s Cow apple cider

1/4 cup Connecticut maple syrup

2 cinnamon sticks

6 whole cloves

6 allspice berries

1 orange peel cut into strips

1 lemon peel cut into strips

Pour apple cider and maple syrup into a large saucepan. Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, orange peel and lemon peel into a square of cheesecloth, tie the cheesecloth with kitchen string and place in the cider. Heat the cider over medium heat until it is hot but not boiling. Discard the spice bag and serve. Makes 6 servings