Spicer's Fresh Apple Cider is made from our own blend of apples grown on our farm in Hartland, Michigan. There are no added ingredients or preservatives. Cider is shipped September 15 through April 1st. Cider is frozen prior to shipment. Cider is only shipped Monday to Wednesday to avoid sitting for longer periods during shipment. The retail cost of cider in our market is $5.95 for a 1/2 gallon and $8.95 for a gallon. Cost of Cider is elevated do to the extra cost of foam packaging, and added weight from cold packs. You will still incur a shipping charge at the time of check out. In order to ensure the highest quality we suggest you choose overnight shipping. That is the only shipping that guarantees quick delivery.