Inaugural Cider Week GR celebrates Michigan Cider Producers

Grand Rapids, MI (April 3, 2017) – The Michigan Cider Association (MCA), with support from Experience Grand Rapids, announces the inaugural Cider Week GR, April 17-22, 2017. The week-long celebration brings hard cider makers from around the world to Michigan, the second largest producer of apples in the U.S., for industry events, an international cider […]

Fall Kicks Off with Vander Fest

Grey skies and cooler temperatures couldn’t dampen the spirits of attendees at this year’s Vander Fest, the yearly celebration hosted by Michigan’s highest volume cidery, Vander Mill of Spring Lake. The festival takes place in early October and was conceived as a celebration of the cidery’s success in this up-and-coming industry. “One of our founders, […]

Farmhaus Cider Co. rejuvenates abandoned farm property

HUDSONVILLE – Farmhaus Cider Co. Co-Owner John Behrens had one thing in mind when he bought his late grandmother’s abandoned farmhouse and the surrounding property: preservation. “There’s not a lot of people who have farms in their family that are 150 years old,” said Megan Odegaard, co-owner of Farmhaus Cider Co. “We just didn’t want […]

Runners Enjoy Hard Cider After a Hard Run

ADA – The unseasonably cooler temperatures and persistent light rain didn’t keep people away from stepping onto the grounds of Sietsema Orchards and Cider Mill on Saturday. The Hard Cider Run kicked off its second year at Sietsema to combine a love of co-owners Courtney Walker and Erik Young, hard cider, with running. “It is […]

Spotlight on Michigan Cider: Blake’s Orchard’s Cider Dayze festival

If the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true, then the people who attended the Cider Dayze fest in Armada can look forward to many, many days of good health and no doctors’ bills. Hosted by Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill, Cider Dayze was the first of its kind in southeast […]

Spotlight on Michigan Cider: Blake's Orchard's Cider Dayze festival

If the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true, then the people who attended the Cider Dayze fest in Armada can look forward to many, many days of good health and no doctors’ bills. Hosted by Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill, Cider Dayze was the first of its kind in southeast […]