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Cider Dayze 2016

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Armada, Mich — The Armada Lions Club will be hosting the 2nd annual Cider Dayze festival at Blake’s Hard Cider Co. This is an annual event celebrating Michigan’s ode to …
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Fall Kicks Off with Vander Fest
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Fall Kicks Off with Vander Fest

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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. …
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Farmhaus Cider Co. rejuvenates abandoned farm property
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Farmhaus Cider Co. rejuvenates abandoned farm property

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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 …
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Spotlight on Michigan Cider: Blake’s Orchard’s Cider Dayze festival
2 years ago

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

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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 …
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Grafting traditional cider in the American rootstock: Schaefer Cider Co. takes root
2 years ago

Grafting traditional cider in the American rootstock: Schaefer Cider Co. takes root

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The Schaefer family has been growing in the apple business since 1855. Last year, their commercial farm produced 300,000 bushels of apples. As is the case with most commercial farms, …
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