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

The CIDER Press March 2018

Highlights: March 16 St. Patrick’s Day lunch & March 24 benefit comedy (“The Logger”, “The Fiddler”) Click HERE for the calendar. Click HERE for a scanned copy. CIDER News 1 March Trips & Events 2 February Love Your Neighbors and more 3 Lesser Known Murphy’s Laws CIDER Meetings 4 Flashlight Program: Early Signs of Parkinson’s [...]

March 1st, 2018


The CIDER Organization is a large part of the community in the Champlain Islands.  We rely on our volunteers to assist the older adults and the disabled who need rides to medical, dental and other essential appointments.  In addition we have many volunteers who contribute their time helping at our meal site, “The Neighbors”, five [...]

February 2nd, 2018

The CIDER Press February 2018

Highlights: Strategic Plan and Call for Volunteers Click HERE for the calendar. Click HERE for a scanned copy. CIDER News 1 February Trips & Events 2 January with Your Neighbors 3 Double Your Chances of Quitting Smoking CIDER Meetings 4 CIDER Board & Our Strategic Plan 5 CIDER Calendar 6-7 February Menu for “The Neighbors” [...]

February 1st, 2018


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
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