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It’s Apple Picking Time!

Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in Apples, blog, Cider, Featured | 0 comments

You might have noticed the recent change in the weather.  Suddenly it’s feeling a little cooler out there, and you know what that means… our wonderful summer days will soon be history!  The dropping temperatures will be followed by those lovely Fall colors, and all the other things we enjoy about this transitional season.  For us fruit growers...

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Spring is Here!

Posted by on May 21, 2011 in Apples, blog, Featured | 1 comment

Springtime is a wonderful time of the year to be a fruit grower.  In the past  weeks we went from wondering when Spring would ever arrive, to seeing the orchards in full bloom.   We had good weather for pollination last week and the petals are now  falling. The bees aren’t the only ones busy working.  We’ve kept very busy this Spring working...

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Now’s a fine time to make wine!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2010 in blog, Cider, Featured | 1 comment

Cider flavor is at its peak right now. We are currently using 6-8 different varieties of apples each time we press a new batch of cider. This means that now is also a great time to try your hand at making some apple wine. There are a number of reasons that you want to choose our cider to make wine with. The first reason is due to the fact that we recently...

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Blue Ribbon Cider!

Posted by on Dec 21, 2010 in blog, Featured | 0 comments

The second week of December marked the annual Fruit and Vegetable Grower Expo held in downtown Grand Rapids.  This expo includes informative education programs, a trade show with over 400 exhibitors, as well as a statewide cider competition.  This year 40 cider entries were submitted for the competition.  The cider is judged by a panel of expert judges who...

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Posted by on Oct 8, 2010 in blog, Featured | 2 comments

October is here and that means crisp fall days are back.  What better way is there to enjoy the new season than with a flavorful glass of our fresh squeezed cider?  Our cider is pressed fresh daily from tree-ripened apples that are grown right in our own orchard.  The process from apple to juice is relatively simple.  The apples are hand picked, cooled,...

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