WHo we Are
JEFF CO CIDER – We are a premium craft cider producer. We are committed to creating unique “New American Ciders” with depth of flavor and "never Dull"
We are committed to redefining traditional hard cider, playing with interesting flavor combinations, fermentation and aging techniques in hopes to highlight the apples and all the wonderful way we ferment them.
We are a true Midwestern Ma and Pa organization supported by passionate people we work and drink with.
The company was founded in December 2013 when owners Jesse Narducci and Katie Greenfield moved back to the Heartland from California to bring craft cider to their home state.
- Cider maker – Jesse Narducci has been brewing beer and hard cider for friends and family for well over a decade. Started it all as a classically trained Chef, Jesse attended Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago before moving to San Francisco to pursue his passion for cooking. After years of working in the kitchen with access to some of the best produce and purveyors of finest ingredients in the country – his passion for balancing and blending flavors led him out of the kitchen and behind the bar. This was when "craft cocktails" were blossoming in San Francisco. Honing in his skills and palate, he created cocktails with the best ingredients the Bay Area had to offer. While living in Los Angeles, Jesse transitioned to a professional food photography career, and would brew beer and hard cider with his spare time. He would drive all over California to collect juice from the orchards each year for his annual hard cider concoctions.
- Katie Greenfield – Has a background in consulting. Katie saw a big need for backend organization and finance management for creative companies. Crafting her business and clients so she could always be part of the arts, working with companies in film, food, music, and fashion, Katie has stabilized, organized and helped grow businesses in Los Angeles, Oregon, and New York. Never truly leaving the heartland, each year Jesse would return to the Midwest, developing the family farm in Iowa. Each Earth Day Jesse would return to plant new orchard plot of heirloom apple trees, which led to the foundation for JeffCo Cider.
The family farm now hosts over 700 young heirloom apple trees with varietals from all over the world. Jefferson County Ciderwork’s production facility and Tap Room are located just west of the family farm in a newly renovated old horse barn.
Food Plot –"Good Eats"
We are parked outside of Ciderworks's Taproom. Serving customers the best food around.
Tap Room & Food Plot
Come drink with us!
Open seasonally our Tap Room pours our JeffCo Cider, Craft Beer, NA Beverages… and all around good times.
The Tap Room hosts around 40 seats inside and an infinite number on our country lawn – dotted with picnic tables, filled with happy children and parents alike. A true Midwestern community experience.
Originally coined ‘Sunset Station’ by the founders, the Tap Room hosts the best views of the setting sun inSoutheast Iowa.
The Tap Room is available for corporate and private events. Contact email@example.com for more information.
CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL MARCH 31
Our very own mobile food trailer offering ‘New American Bar Food’, Midwest traditional eats mixed with unique twists collected from our background and travels. Innovative and mouthwatering specials are served daily.
We work with the best ingredients we can, working with Midwest growers and purveyors as well as our own chef’s garden.
Our daily specials and menu updates can be found on our Facebook. Our state of the art food trailer is 100% mobile and off the grid if need be, so talk with us about catering events or festivals!
The Food Plot is open seasonally from spring until fall.
1839 200th Street. Fairfield, IA, 52556
Just west of Fairfield, first left off Brookville rd.
200th st. is the first gravel road.
Red Barn White Roof.
Open Spring- Early Winter
FOOD PLOT CLOSED UNTIL WEATHER IS NICE