The Seiter Inc., Canning Plant
Yellowstone Highway, Post Falls
Edgar Seiter opened Seiter’s Cannery in Post Falls, ID.
His original production focused on vinegar. The flourishing
cannery would soon expand to canning locally-grown pumpkins,
green beans, tomatoes, apples. In fact, in an original newspaper
article of the time, it was stated that Mr. Seiter had contracts to
handle 2,000 tons of apples! The cannery would be in full
swing from 1931 to 1969.
The fertile soil of The Rathdrum Prairie as well as the rural
surrounding area provided Mr. Seiter with the freshest, most
local produce in the region. In so many ways, his life’s work
was to preserve the local harvest.
Athol Orchards was approached about Mr. Seiter’s legacy about
two years ago. A kind, older woman visited the farmstand one
Saturday and with her came the rich history of the cannery.
She shared that she at one time held a position as an apple
peeler girl in "Seiter's Cannery". She handed Nikki Mr. Seiter's
original Apple Butter recipe, and the rest is history. Her hope
was that we would bring Mr. Seiter's famous Coeur d' Alene
Apple Butter back into production.
The Athol Orchards Family believes that just like The
Rathdrum Prairie, Mr. Seiter’s famous Apple Butter recipe
deserves to be celebrated and enjoyed for generations to come.
Preserve The Land & Local Harvests.
Having The Right Apples Matters
Check Out These Century-Old McIntosh apple trees in Green Bluff, WA. Seimer's Farm has graciously offered Athol Orchards the harvests of these prolific trees to go into our newest production of a historic tradition...
McIntosh apples make PHENOMENAL