McCutcheon’s History

1937 | William O. McCutcheon

In 1938 at the age of eighty William O. McCutcheon retired from the Colt & Dixon Canning Co. in Frederick, MD. Being an energetic and industrious man he was not ready to give up working.

1938 | Robert & Helen McCutcheon

With the help of his son Robert J. McCutcheon and Robert’s wife Helen, they purchased a used apple press for $25.00.

1938 – 1950 | Downtown Frederick Press

They set the press up on a property in downtown Frederick, MD and began custom pressing apples for the local farmers. As the years passed they added the service of custom boiling the local farmers apples into apple butter using the farmer’s recipes.

1950 – 1960 | Modern Machinery & Store

McCutcheon’s operation remained much the same until the 1950’s when they built more modern buildings to house their operations. In the 1950’s McCutcheon’s produced Apple Cider and Apple Butter under their own label and began selling their products in their retail store attached to the factory and to other vendors around the area.

1960 – 1970 | A Family Production

To help with the added work, the children of Robert and Helen McCutcheon were enlisted to perform many tasks in the time they had free from school. In the 1960’s Robert J. McCutcheon Jr. and his brother William J. McCutcheon began to increase the number of products that McCutcheon’s would produce to include preserves such as strawberry, blueberry and peach.

1970 – Present | Modern McCutcheon’s

McCutcheon’s is now in the care of the fourth generation of McCutcheon’s, the son’s and daughters of Robert and William McCutcheon.

1971 – 1993 | Carroll Creek Flood Control

With the coming of the Carroll Creek Flood control Project McCutcheon’s sold part of our property to the city of Frederick allowing us to begin consolidating our operations.

1993 – 2015 | McCutcheon’s New Facility

McCutcheon’s constructed and occupied a new facility on the original site in downtown Frederick, MD.

2015 – Present | The Future of McCutcheon’s

McCutcheon’s Apple Products is right across from the Carroll Creek Phase II new walkway and is looking forward to some new expansions in their Factory Store in the future. As time goes on, McCutcheon’s will continually be adding new products to our beloved selection while staying committed to maintaining the highest quality ingredients for the best home recipe products. Visit our Shop page to see all of our products available for order or visit our Factory Store in Frederick, MD to see for yourself!

McCutcheon’s has over 30 full-time employees, including 16 family members from 4th and 5th generations, all working together to bring you the world-famous McCutcheon’s homestyle taste and quality you’ve come to enjoy.