The Cider Press Restaurant, located inside Taylor’s Farm Market in Inwood, West Virginia is co-owned by Ryan and Robert Taylor, a father son duo that are lifelong residents of the area. They have a mission to bring farm fresh food straight to the table for the residents of Berkeley County. Taylor Farms was founded in the 1970s by Robert Taylor and has now expanded to house 2,500 acres of crops. In 2014, they decided to supply their locally grown fruits and vegetables to the community by taking over a local Farmer’s Market with a rich history, having been a fruit packing plant and a school for agriculturalists in the 1920s.
In 2016, with a significant amount of extra space and a successful Farmer’s Market, the Taylor family opted to open a restaurant that would source as many local, seasonal items as possible, including their own harvests from Taylor Farms. The Chef, Kyle Macomber, is proud to work at the Cider Press by cultivating dishes using the freshly farmed ingredients stating,
“I just want to elevate what they’re doing. Taking their concept and my skill and just keep pushing the envelope and making people happy by highlighting farm market products.”
Katrina Benarick, a current employee at the Cider Press, describes the accomplishments of the business over the past 5 years of her tenure and her aspirations that they will last,
“I hope in the next 5 years we will still be thriving.”
She also acknowledges the Berkeley County community and their loyal customers for their love of shopping and eating locally.
“We have great community support for the business because we are a veteran-owned business, we’re local and an agricultural business,” she shares.
“That’s one of the biggest things I enjoy about Berkeley County, it’s a very close-knit community,” she continues.
Ryan Taylor believes one of the greatest benefits of doing business in Berkeley County is the direct access to major roadways, recognizing the impact of the continuous travelers on I-81 and nearby I-70.
“The influx of traffic up and down I-81 brings new people to me to dine and shop,” he says.
Taylor is grateful to the local community as well for their encouragement and reliability and his staff for their constant efforts stating,
“I have a great team of people-if it wasn’t for them, we couldn’t do what we do.”
He credits his family for supporting him and his dad, most of all, for their enduring success,
“My dad taught me the value of hard work and what it takes to make a business run,” he says cheerfully.
The Berkeley County Development Authority (BCDA) is thrilled to support such revered, longstanding business owners and are eager to see Taylor Farms Water Hauling, Taylor Farms, Taylor’s Farm Market, and the Cider Press continue to flourish, as they are a true staple in the Berkeley County Community.
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