C.I.D.E.R. is an acronym that stands for Champlain Islanders Developing Essential Resources, Inc. As there are many apple orchards in Grand Isle County, it is a very appropriate name.  Even though we don’t sell any, we do, however, get the occasional off-island or out-of-state visitor coming into the office looking to purchase some apple cider.

C.I.D.E.R.’s mission is to develop and foster resources that enable the people of Grand Isle County, Vermont to live in their community with dignity.  C.I.D.E.R. accomplishes this by providing direct services and collaborating with other individuals and groups.  C.I.D.E.R. feels a special responsibility to elders and persons with disabilities.

The values that guide C.I.D.E.R. are to be: Caring, Creative, Client Based, Cost Effective and Community Based.

C.I.D.E.R. partners with the Franklin-Grand Isle County United Way


Annual Volunteer Picnic

   ANNUAL VOLUNTEER PICNIC We appreciate all that you do.  Check your mail for your invite and give us a call at 372-6425.  Present your invitation at the gate and if you have a park pass show that at the gate as well. Date:          August 23, 2017 Place:          Knight’s [...]

August 3rd, 2017

2018 Membership Campaign

CIDER is beginning our 2018 Membership Drive.  We are a membership organization by bylaw and always welcome new members as well as renewing all of our present members. CIDER is a special organization that helps the Grand Isle County Community.  We offer door to door transportation, meals at “The Neighbors” in South Hero, MOW Program, [...]

August 2nd, 2017

August Events 2017

Weekly Shopping Trips: Highgate Shopping Center in Saint Albans trips are August 3, 10, 17 and 24. Hannaford Shopping in Milton Scheduled for August 1, 8,15, 22 and 29.  (pending adequate request). Annual Ferry Trip and Picnic date is August 8th. Annual Fair Trip is August 31st. Special Meal Events at the “Neighbors” with Van [...]

August 2nd, 2017

2017 Islands Antique Show and Sale – Celebrating it’s 55th Year

Please join us on July 7th and 8th, 2017 for this years Antique Show and Sale, sponsored by CIDER.  The show is at the Folsom Educational Center, located at 75 South Street, South Hero. Friday July 7th the doors open at 9:00 am and will be open until 5:00 pm for your shopping pleasure.  On [...]

May 30th, 2017

Volunteer Recuitment for CIDER

Your friends at CIDER are always looking to add names to our volunteer roster.  If you have a few hours a week or more we can find a volunteer opportunity for you.  We also always like to have a list of people for our substitute list to replace volunteers while on vacation. Volunteer drivers are [...]

April 19th, 2017
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