The Steiner family has owned and operated the Burrville Cider Mill since 1996. Greg Sr., Cindy, Greg Jr. and Tina purchased the Cider Mill in January 1996. It was quite the fixer upper back then. They redid the roof and floors in the "old mill" to make it safe again for customers. None of the Steiners had ever operated a cider press or a donut machine before so that was a learning curve in itself!
Three of Greg and Tina's children, Forrest(3), Rebeka(2), and Zack(1), were also part of the crew back in 1996. You can imagine how fun it was to learn an entirely new business along with raising 3 young children but they did it! And just look how far we've come. Three more children were born during the early years at the Mill, Brooke(1997), Jenna(2001), and Laurel(2004). All 6 children are now a part of what the Mill is today. Family is a huge part of what has made the Cider Mill grow and prosper and we like to think that family values are a big reason our Mill is such a loved place in the North Country.
Now over 20 years later some things have changed. We bought a new press in 2011, purchased a few new donut machines along the way and built a new store. Sadly, in 2018 Tina passed away. This has been hard because family is everything to us. Learning to love and operate the Mill without Momma has been one of our biggest challenges but we know she is looking down on us from heaven and smiling. Our goal every day is to make her proud of us as a family and keep the Cider Mill operating in her image.
The kids have opened many new business's of their own including Steiner's General Store & Diner in Burrville owned by Forrest & wife Kaitlyn. They also own Wescott's General Store in Henderson, and Kaitlyn makes beautiful jewelry. Another new business in the works for them to be announced at a later date. Beka & husband John Beese own Beese's Apiary and supply us and brother Forrest's store with Honey and Honey products. Beka & John also own Beese's Depot Cafe in Adams Center. Most everything there is homemade including bread, bagels and English muffins, all available at the Cider Mill too. Zack recently opened Steiner's Outpost in Burrville. He has a great supply of all your hunting and fishing needs. Brooke and husband Josh Main, own Main Welding. They create beautiful metal art and Josh can weld anything. Laurel owns The Spotted Goat, a goats milk soap business. Look for some new products from her. Jenna is newly married to Uriah Tanner and are planning a new business too! We will let you know about that soon. Currently (2022) there are 9 grandbabies amoungst the 3 married couples with one more grandbaby on the way! Not only do they all have businesses to run but they also homescool their kids! This year you will see a couple of these kids running the register. We start them young, they are only 8 and 9 years old! That will be 4 generations working at the mill! Our family grows more every year!
Below you can learn more about our personal business's.