Local Cider Mills Offer Up The Perfect Fall Treats!

By: Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers | October 30, 2012
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The time has come that many of us anticipate all year long… That annual tradition of heading out for an autumn feast of cider and doughnuts! There is just something wonderful about sitting under a blue sky dotted with puffy white clouds, listening to the laughter of happy people and eating sugary doughnuts washed down by crisp delicious cider! The hayrides, the play areas and walks along scenic trails that provide a fabulous landscape of changing color, only make the trip to the orchard that much better!

In addition to the yummy goodies available to eat, there is also the fun of seeing how the cider and doughnuts are made. Many of the local cider mills have a viewing room that allows visitors to experience the process. It is interesting to see how your favorite apples come to be such a refreshing drink!

There is nothing that goes better with a cup of cider, than a fresh hot cider mill doughnut. These amazing tasty treats have become a staple of cider mill aficionados. The scrumptious little cakes get their flavor from a combination of the cinnamon, nutmeg and apple cider that comprise the batter. Then, deep fried and served piping hot, the combination is nothing short of perfection!

This year will be a bit different than those past at local cider mills. Michigan apple orchards were dealt a cruel hand early in the season. With the warm weather in February and the subsequent freezing temperatures, apple production in the state is significantly less. Never fear though, all of your local orchards and cider mills will still be open for business! Most have a bumper crop ready for making their cider and doughnuts. The only activity that may suffer is the U-pick option that is usually available at the orchards. Many places are looking to bring in apples from out of state, so although you will not be able to pick them directly off the trees, you will still have your favorite fall treats ready and waiting for you!

We have compiled a list of apple orchards and cider mills located around the Metro Detroit Area. Although we know that most people probably have their favorites that they visit each year, take a look at the list and you may find a new place to visit. You could find a gem near you that you didn’t even know existed!

Apple Charlie’s Apple Orchard, New Boston
www.applecharlie.com

Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill, Armada
www.blakefarms.com

Diehl’s Orchard & Cider Mill, Holly
www.diehlsorchard.com

Erwins Orchard, South Lyon
www.erwinorchards.com

Franklin Cider Mill, Franklin
www.franklincidermill.com

Hy’s Cider Mill, Romeo
www.hyscidermill.com

Long Family Orchard, Farm & Cider Mill, Commerce
www.longsorchard.com

Paint Creek Cider Mill, Rochester
paintcreekcidermill.org

Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill, Northville
www.northvillecider.com

Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill, Plymouth
www.plymouthorchards.com

Rochester Cider Mill, Rochester
rochestercidermill.com

Spicer Orchards, Fenton
www.spicerorchards.com

Stony Creek Orchard & Cider Mill, Romeo
www.stonycreekorchard.com

Verellen Orchards
www.verellenorchards.com

Westview Orchards, Romeo
www.westvieworchards.com

Wiards Orchards, Inc, Ypsilanti
www.wiards.com

Yates Cider Mill, Rochester Hills
www.yatescidermill.com

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