Mayer Brothers is one of the oldest family-owned businesses in New York State, founded in 1852 in West Seneca, NY. We offer brand-name apple beverages and bottled water, as well as private-label water and beverage products (including contract and co-packing manufacturing), to our nationwide clients. Mayer Brothers is the largest processor of apple cider in North America.
Mayer Brothers provides a wide range of quality beverages to both customers and national, regional, and local retailers throughout the United States, including apple cider, bottled water, tea, lemonade, juice, and certified organic and kosher products. We also manufacture and offer a variety of fruit and vegetable fiber powder products. We’ve been a preferred supplier to many of the leading beverage companies in the world.
Locally, over 10,000 people visit the historic Cider Mill Store each week in autumn, where they can taste the delicious cider and sample homestyle baked goods.
A Brief History
Mayer Brothers Cider Mill was founded in West Seneca, NY, just south of Buffalo, NY. Jacob Mayer purchased a locally-operated apple pressing mill with the intention to service local farmers and families who could bring apples from their orchards to be pressed into cider.
During the 1920s, Mayer Brothers expanded the mill’s offerings to include baked goods, maple syrup, and other food items. As Mayer Brothers continued to grow, we produced our own brand of apple cider—and in 1936, we introduced our own hard cider.
Mayer Brothers acquired the former Gerber Baby Foods facility in Barker, NY. This added hot filled juices, drinks, and additional apple cider processing capacity.
Mayer Brothers located and developed multiple spring sources rich with minerals in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, which introduced spring water to our product line.
Mayer Brothers purchased storage warehouses for finished product storage in nearby Barker and Medina, NY.
Mayer Brothers had a vision to recycle every byproduct of the manufacturing process. (Our facility is currently certified by Underwriters Laboratories as a Virtually Zero Waste to Landfill facility.)
Mayer Brothers constructed a state-of-the-art controlled atmosphere apple storage facility at the Medina location.
Mayer Brothers is one of the oldest family-owned business in New York State, now run by the fifth generation. Garrett Mayer (pictured above), Eric Mayer, and John Mayer are in the state-of-the-art facilities every day, working side by side with employees.
In the Community
For more than 150 years, our commitment and involvement in the community has been an important part of the way we do business. Our involvement includes (but is not limited to):
- We support several local area charities, road races, and fund raising activities.
- Wherever possible, we seek to support local area farmers and businesses to do our part in promoting a sustainable local economy.
- As a manufacturer of Bottled Water products, we play an important role in the event of a water emergency or natural disaster.
- In times of need, we work closely with our retail partners to coordinate shipment of products to serve an affected community.