Michigan apples

Hard cider industry expanding in West Michigan

by (Sara Ransom)

Submitted 07-30-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Cider is not just a seasonal fall drink, it is growing industry in Michigan. The Peoples Cider Company, Sietsema Orchards, Vander Mill Ciders and Virtue Cider are all local companies crafting hard ciders made from Michigan apples. “We’re...

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Sietsema Orchards welcomes this year's harvest with variety, heirloom apples, success

by (Molly Heinhuis)

Submitted 10-23-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Last year was rough for the Michigan apple business. Many places lost entire crops because of the harsh weather conditions in late Spring. Unseasonably warm weather in early March of 2012 followed by extremely cold freezes just a week later left...

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