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SE Michigan

Westview Orchards & Adventure Farm
65075 Van Dyke at 30 Mile Rd., Romeo
(586) 752-3123,  Fax (586) 752-1809
August - March 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., 7 days;
July for U-Pick cherries (call for info.)
The sixth generation invites families to visit our beautiful 188-acre orchard. The farm market offers ready-picked fruit (apples, peaches, pears, plums), fall vegetables (cabbage, pumpkins, squash), fresh cider, "fruit" donuts & more. U-pick cherries ready in early July. School/group tours enjoy hay wagon rides, 1869 schoolhouse, games and farm animals.

Witte Orchards & Farm Market
3426 N. Michigan Road (M-99), Dimondale
(517) 646-6543, Fax (517) 646-6543

September through November: 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
December through August: Closed Sunday and Monday
Located 4 miles south of Lansing on M-99 at Ransom Hwy on the east side. Apple cider, homemade donuts, farm fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, honey, maple goodies, tart cherry juice concentrate and your favorite apple varieties in season. We look forward to having you come enjoy our casual country setting. Jim and Debbie Blair.

Past Tense Country Store & Cider Mill
1965 Farnsworth Road at Daley Road
2 ½ miles north of Lapeer off of M-24
(810) 664-5559
Mill hours: 10am - 9pm summer, 10am - 7pm fall, Sunday open at 12N
Country Store hours: Monday - Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 12N to 6pm
Open 7 days a week all year
Past Tense Cider Mill features award-winning apple cider, fudge, farm-made ice cream, baked goods including donuts and pies, gourmet food products, tart cherry juice concentrate, and a full lunch menu of salads, sandwiches and soups. We celebrate every fall with the Fall Festival in front of the Mill. Sweet corn, pumpkins, ornamental corn, and apples are grown right here on the Past Tense farm. Families can enjoy the tastes of fall, scarecrow making, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, and live music in our Orchard Pavilion on weekends from Mid-September through October.
Past Tense Cider Mill features award-winning apple cider, fudge, farm-made ice cream, baked goods including donuts and pies, gourmet food products, tart cherry juice concentrate, and a full lunch menu of salads, sandwiches and soups. We celebrate every fall with the Fall Festival in front of the Mill. Sweet corn, pumpkins, ornamental corn, and apples are grown right here on the Past Tense farm. Families can enjoy the tastes of fall, scarecrow making, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, and live music in our Orchard Pavilion on weekends from Mid-September through October.

Grainger's Orchard
2588 Pinckney Road, Howell
(517) 546-0909, Fax (517) 546-9145
Grainger's Orchard was originally started in the late 1950's by Herb Grainger. With a few apple trees and lots of dedication, he started what would become one of the last orchard and cider mills in Livingston County. Now owned by his son Jim, we are into the fourth generation of the family to live and work in the orchard. Ours is a simple operation. We grow some 13 different varieties on site. We press our own fresh cider on-site, passing the same state health inspection as your favorite place to dine. We sell unpasturized, preservative free cider. We are open 7 days a week 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. We offer fresh apples and cider daily, with homemade caramel apples on Sundays. Grainger's Orchard is located on D-19 a.k.a. Pinckney road 1 miles south of exit 137 off I-96. We can also be found Sundays in the Howell Farmers Market.

Spicer Orchards
10411 Clyde Road, Fenton
(810) 632-7692, Fax (810) 632-9581
Open daily, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
June through August: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
September through October: 9:00a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
November through December: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Farm market with cider mill, donut shop, gift shop, large play area for children, animal barn, wagon rides, pony rides, pick your own strawberries, apples, blueberries, raspberries, plums and 35 varieties of apples. School and group tours, antique tractors. Fall weekends-entertainment activities during September and October car show, craft show, antique tractor show and harvest festival.

Franklin Cider Mill
7450 Franklin Road (Corner of 14 Mile Road), Franklin
(248) 626-2968
September - November 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Water powered cider mill since 1832.  Cider made daily, hot donuts, over a dozen varieties of apples. Caramel apples, candy apples, apple pies, apple butter and other goodies.  Hickory Farms of Ohio beef and many varieties of cheese.  Free group tours available by appointment Tuesday through Friday. Annual Franklin Labor Day Parade is Monday of Labor Day weekend.

Yates Cider Mill, Inc.
1950 E. Avon Rd., Rochester Hills
(248) 651-8300
September - November 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.,
November 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Water powered cider mill since 1863. Cider made daily, hot donuts, caramel apples, apple pies, apple butter and apple jelly. McIntosh, Jonathan, Red Varieties of apples available to "Bag your own".. Group tours are available by appointment Monday thru Friday, for a small fee. Fudge shop open daily; Hot dog stand, cinnamon roasted almond stand, and pony rides on weekends.

Pankiewicz Farm Cider Mill
10377 Lindsey Rd.
Casco, Michigan 48064
Phone: 810-727-9051

Alber Orchard & Cider Mill, LLC
13011 Bethel Church Rd., Manchester
(734) 428-9310
Labor Day through Thanksgiving
Tuesday - Friday - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Closed Mondays.
Historic Alber Orchard & Cider Mill, established in 1890. Over forty varieties of apples. Fresh, all natural apple cider. New this year is a pick your own pumpkin patch and horse drawn wagon rides on weekends. Located approximately 15 miles southwest of Ann Arbor.

Dexter Cider Mill
3685 Central, Dexter
(734) 426-8531, Fax (734) 475-6419
August 22 through November 22,
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday.
Oldest continuously operating cider mill in Michigan, on the bank of the Huron River. Wood pressed cider, fresh apples, carmel apples, donuts, strudel, turnovers. Apple pies made on premises. Old fashioned ginger snap cookies, applenut bread with walnut topping. Original pastry mixes, jellies and pickles.

Obstbaum Orchards
9252 Currie, Salem
(734) 349-5569
z September through Thanksgiving
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday only.
30 different varieties sold during each season. We have cider, donuts, jams-jellies, and some bakery, candy, flowers and flower arrangements (dried). Limited U-pick is available on selected varieties. Many activities are available at nearby Maybury State Park, including horseback riding, hiking, picnic grounds and much more.

Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill
10685 Warren Road, Plymouth
(734) 455-2290, Fax (734) 451-7910
September - October: 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
November: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
School tours, pumpkins, wagon rides, petting farm, cider pressing operation. Products sold: farm market products, retail apples, cider, donuts. Attraction in October - storytelling evening and weekends.

Wiard's Orchards & Country Fair
5565 Merritt Rd, Ypsilanti
(734) 482-7744,  Fax (734) 482-7753
April through December, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wiard's Orchard offers a wide variety of activities including pick your own apples and pumpkins, cider mill, donut shop, farm bakery, animal petting farm and the country fair weekends in September and October. The country fair weekends boast of great family entertainment, pony rides, wagon rides, live entertainment from two stages and much, much more.

Parmenter's Northville Cider Mill
714 Baseline Rd., Northville
(248) 349-3181, Fax (248) 349-1165
August 31 through November 24
(Sunday before Thanksgiving)
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. daily.
Hours in November are 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Northern Michigan

Kilcherman's Christmas Cove Farm
11573 N. Kilcherman Rd., Northport
(231) 386-5637
Open September 13 through November 15,
daily 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..
We have 240 varieties planted on our farm, many to offer to our customers. Come see the largest pop bottle collection in the world. Cider made from vintage apples. An Apple fair - educational and fun to see and taste!

East Michigan

Uncle Johns Cider Mill
8614 N. US 27, St. Johns
(989) 224-3686  Fax (989) 224-1808
September through October: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
November through December: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
April through August: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Family fun starts at Uncle John's Cider Mill! Start out in our cider mill where you can watch us make our fresh cider! You can sit and enjoy our homemade donuts and caramel apples while listening to tunes on the player piano. After you have finished, take a stroll through our unique gift shop. We have many collectable and specialty items. Once you leave the big barn, your nose will take you to the pie barn wehre there are fresh baked pies, cookies and much more!
Visitors can enjoy weekend train and wagon rides around the farmand pick pumpkins during season. Don't forget to check out the Halloween fun house and the Kids Corral.
Open May through December, with special events on weekends. Call for calendar of events or check out our website at

Almar Orchards
1431 Duffield Rd., Flushing
(810) 659-6568 Fax (810) 659-7787
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Organic and conventional apples and cider. Petting zoo, bakery. Fall Festival and U-pick apples. Specialty hard cider and apple wine. Hayrides and group educational tours by appointment.

Koan's Orchard
12183 Beecher Rd., Flushing
(810) 659-8720
August 10 through May 31
Open daily 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
25 varieties of eating and cooking apples. Old fashioned Norhern Spy. Wide selection of specialty jams & jellies. Specialty canned vegetables. Gourmet candies and muffin mixes. Dried flowers year around. Squash and pumpkins in season. Peaches in season. Applefest October 6. We also sell and ship organic apples and cider.

Leipprandt Orchards
7171 Filion Rd., Pigeon
(989) 453-2851, Fax (989) 453-2851
Open August 14 through December 22,
Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Over 30 varieties of apples, cider, Model G "Apple Express" railroad runs throughout the store. Dried flower arrangements, apple gifts and accessories. Many "Made in Michigan" food products, homemade jams & jellies, school tours, serve donuts and "apple delites" (best caramel ever) on weekends. No visit is complete with out a stop at the Christmas Room. Will make up special gift baskets and ship to most destinations via UPS. Friendly family runs store. MEMBER "MCMG"


Leaman's Green Applebarn
7475 N. River, Freeland
(517) 695-2465,  Fax (517) 695-4560
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday,
Closed Sunday, January through May
A small orchard with Red and Yellow Delicious, Paula Reds, McIntosh, Ida Reds and others. Cider mill, small bakery. Apple Country art and craft show September 20 - 21, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Freeze dry operation, preserving wedding flowers and precious flowers from all occasions. Also dried and preserved flowers.


Parker's Orchard
8355 S. Oak Rd., Millington
(989) 871-3031, Fax (989) 871-3032
September through February
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Until January 1st)
Parker's Orchard has been serving the Mid-Michigan since 1967. The varieties of apples we grow are: Paula Reds, McIntosh, Jonathan, Red & Yellow Delicious, Empire, Ida Reds and Northern Spy. Fresh and flash pasteurized cider,is pressed beginning 3rd week of Sept. We provide school tours by appointment. Holding 6th Annual Harvest Festival October 5-6, 2002 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Gas engine show, craft show, "Johnny Appleseed".

West Michigan

Husted Farm "Cider Mill"
9191 West Main
Kalamazoo MI.  49009
Phone  2693722605, 2693721237,
In Kalamazoo Take exit 38-b off us131 3 miles west to mill
Open sept 10 -nov 30

Robinette's Apple Haus and Winery
3142 4-Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids MI  49525
(800) 400-8100,  Fax (616) 361-6445
Farm market, cider mill, and bakery. We produce 18 varieties of apples as well as sweet cherries, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. We are located 10 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. The Apple Haus serves lunches, pastries, donuts, pies, and Michigan-made ice cream. We offer a full selection of apple gift boxes and many preserves, apple butter, maple syrup and other fine food items. We offer a challenging mountain bike trail of almost 5 miles. Our winery has our wines and hard cider as well as other Michigan wines and unique gifts.  Corn maze and hayrides are available in the fall.

Vander Mill

14921Cleveland Street
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Phone 616 84-CIDER
FAX 616 842 2493

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