Pressed Perfection

There are some classic elements that many Michiganders look forward to when it comes to fall. Cool crisp air, a gorgeous foliage color display, picking pumpkins and apples and of course visiting a cider mill for donuts and cider. Ever since I could walk my mum would take me to an orchard to pick apples and pumpkins, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the arrival of fall then with a trip to Blake Farms.  We picked our own apples, pumpkins and when we went inside they were actually pressing apples for cider. I think the process is fascinating to watch, and a unique experience I had to share with you. 

19 Comments on “Pressed Perfection

  1. This is such a great tradition! I wish we had done something like that growing up! I think I need to find a new tradition for us to start 🙂 I love cider (and of course donuts)!!

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  2. These pics are so great! I wish I could see it; I'll have to look up where something like this might be around me. Sure sounds like you know how to bring Autumn in.

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  3. How neat is this! I didn't even know anything like this existed. I bet this cider tastes so much better than from say Walmart xxx

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  4. This has me wanting to go back and visit Michigan. You and I always go to Yates, but they don't show their entire process this is awesome!

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  5. 1. no idea that this existed anywhere that you could see2. love your pictures3. that place must smell AMAZING

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  6. How neat is this to see! We have a cider mill near my house in PA, however they definitely do not let you see anything like this.

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  7. Is it really just pressed apples? I had no idea. This was really neat to see thanks for sharing

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