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


On January 11th ther is an excursion planned to Richmond. Time 11:30 to 5:00. Limited seating. Call CIDER Office.

January 9th, 2018

The CIDER Press January 2018

Highlights: January 18 lunch at Rozzi’s Tavern Click HERE for a scanned copy. CIDER News 1 January Trips & Events 2 Happy Holidays at CIDER 3 Vermont Declares Independence from Britain (& NY)! CIDER Meetings 4 Blizzard Bags Winter Safety Reminders 5 CIDER Calendar 6-7 January Menu for “The Neighbors” and MOW 8 CIDER’fieds Recipe [...]

January 1st, 2018

The CIDER Press December 2017

Highlights: Dec. 15 trip to Burlington Christmas Lights, Dec. 20 Holiday Lunch and concert by Carol Ann Jones afterwards Click HERE for the calendar. Click HERE for a scanned copy. CIDER News 1 December Trips & Events 2 A Snapshot of our November 3 CIDER Meetings PUBLIC TRANSIT MTG Worst Christmas Jokes 4 Music & [...]

December 1st, 2017

The CIDER Press November 2017

Highlights: Nov. 16 trip to Vermont History Museum in Montpelier and Nov. 30 Shop-a-ganza Click HERE for the calendar. Click HERE for a scanned copy. CIDER News 1 November Trips & Events 2 October CIDER Pictures 3 Thanksgiving Quotes What’s the deal with E Cigarettes? CIDER Meetings 4 CIDER’s 25th Annual Membership Meeting Avoiding Falls [...]

November 1st, 2017

The CIDER Press October 2017

Click HERE for a scanned copy CIDER News 1 October Trips & Events 2 Runners, Folders, & Chickens 3 CIDER Meetings Smoking Q’s & A’s CIDER Office Remodel 4 Healthy Roots Havest Fest A Little Humor 5 CIDER Calendar 6-7 October Menu for “The Neighbors” and MOW 8 CIDER’fieds Recipe 9 Church Listings New Shopping [...]

October 1st, 2017
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