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 :

  1. I hope those donuts you're speaking of are pumpkin donuts, because those are my absolute favorite!

    xx Emily

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  2. 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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  3. What a great tradition :) That looks like such a cool process, and sounds so yummy!

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  4. Oh I love cider! I bet this was fun to see in person! I also imagine that the smell was fantastic!

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  5. LOVE Michigan cider mills! I go to one called "Franklin Cider Mill" near Birmingham every year -- there's nothing better than delicious caramel apples & warm, soft donuts :)

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  6. yum! I am hoping to get to our local mill soon. I cant wait to smell the fresh cider.

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  7. What a great trip! I love hot apple cider. ;)

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  8. this is so neat! I've never seen this done before!

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  9. This is so neat! I wish we had a place like this to go and see/watch!

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  10. 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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  11. What a unique experience we don't have anything like this in texas!

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Elizabeth @ Manners PleaseSeptember 25, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    1. no idea that this existed anywhere that you could see
    2. love your pictures
    3. that place must smell AMAZING

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

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  17. What a great tradition! I wish we had something like this in Arizona! xx

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