Millcroft Farms initially began operations in 1927 in Winchester, Virginia as Ridgewood Orchards Candy Company. Around 1930, the name was changed to Shenandoah Candy Company. When a new candy was introduced to the people of the Shenandoah Valley. They were overwhelmed with great taste. Sales immediately took off. Demand increased to the point that it was necessary to hire more employees. In 1930 alone, 87,792 lbs. were made and sold. With this new name and the demand greater than ever for the new confection, it was necessary to make plans for expansion.
Eventually, a new plant was built along U.S. Route #50, within the city limits of Winchester. The Company continued progression by putting salesmen on the road. Shenandoah Apple Candy was now being sold and delivered throughout the eastern United States.
The Company continued operations at this location until the owners retired or died. The business was sold in 1997 to Millcroft Farms Company, Inc. – a family-owned corporation. Our plant is now located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, near Stanley, Virginia.
Millcroft Farms Company, Inc. manufactures apple candies in six different flavors. Pure apple juice concentrate is used in our formulas. Eastern black walnuts and pecans are mixed with the other ingredients to make delicious crunchy soft candy.
Syrup manufacturing was added to the company line in the early years of operation. They are made from pure juice concentrate of the highest quality.
We also make a variety of jams, jellies, preserves, and sauces. If you are interested in private labeling or wholesale products, please email or give us a call. We look forward to having you as a customer!