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Louisburg Cider Mill In the Summer

Think Outside the ‘Seasons’ Box and Enjoy Apple Slushies, No Lines

Article by Andrea Larson

Photography by Andrea Larson

Country roads! Local products! No lines! Cider donuts! 

A friend recently reminded me that Louisburg Cider Mill operates in all year long, not just in the fall. Cider donuts, apple cider and cider slushies seem like a good idea all the time, right?

This farm, mill and country store is easy to spot off Highway 69 in Louisburg, KS. The place is quiet in the summer, unlike the fall, which is a bit refreshing because there are no lines. 

We came on a Friday morning and the parking lot only had a few cars. We only saw one other family grabbing fresh donuts and cider slushies, along with friendly smiles inside the country store. 

The place feels down home, family orientated and old-timey. There are tables and benches to enjoy your treats and plenty of space to run around. There is something sweet about being out in the country when you're not actually that far away from home.

We bought a dozen donuts for the three of us because we knew dad would want some later on. And let's be honest, we all needed at least three. The kids also picked out some Lost Trail Sodas that are made on site. They offer so many flavors, it's hard to choose, and you can even assemble your own four or six pack.

The small country store also offers all kinds of jams, dips, apple butter, pancake mixes, candy, apple cider, tea towels, and all things gift-worthy. I picked up some dill dip mix to keep on hand.

The kids have already requested to go back for slushies and root beer floats. 

It's fun to think outside the "seasons" box we tend to live in! Let's make cider donuts in the summer a thing!

Follow Andrea Larson at @lifelovelarson