Franklin Cider Mill, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Showcase Homes

girl with appleOn my way to a home I have listed in Bloomfield Twp. Michigan very near the Franklin Cider Mill, I decided to stop for a visit.  It was the perfect day for cider and doughnuts.  For as long as I have been in the area, I had never stopped at this historic site that was originally built in 1837 as a mill to grind grain.  Definitely a quaint setting with the flowing brook as you cross over the bridge - but it is the doughnuts that had me coming back just a couple of days later.  I took this video, packed up my tri-pod and then bought cider and doughnuts to go.  I was hardly in the car when I greedily ate two.  They were amazing -- fresh out of the fryer and still warm!  In fact they were so good that I stopped back on Saturday for a few more.  I did get delicious cider as well, but it was the doughnuts that I returned for!!

The weekend was packed - I was glad I came first during the week so that I could appreciate all of what the cider mill has to offer.  On Saturday, I couldn't find a parking place - so you can imagine the crowd - everyone standing around with their cider, cups and paper bag of doughnuts - many utilizing the hood of their cars for a table.  You will not be able to leave without eating a few doughnuts first.  There were so many people with doughnut in hand and mouths full testifying to the validity of my first experience (any why I came back and waitied for a parking place).  Videos capture more of the experience than pictures - but there is no way to capture the smell of hot doughnuts and the taste of that first hot one - you will have to go and check it out.

All apples used for making cider (or just for selling) are all hand picked fresh 100% organic apples.  They carry many different types of products at the cider mill in addition to Apple Cider and Cider Donuts.  Also available are Apples, Pies, Scones, Breads, Cakes, Hickory Farms Meats and Cheeses, Jams, Spreads, Butters, Honeys, Vegetables, and Candies.  

They open the first Saturday before Labor Day and go until the Sunday after Thanksgiving.  Their hours are:  Weekdays - 7am to 6pm and Weekends - 8am to 6pm.  The Franklin Cider Mill is located at 7450 Franklin Road, Franklin. MI, 48025 at the corner of 14 Mile and Franklin Road, just west of Telegraph.

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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Hi Cathy, I love all the Michigan apples and cider. Did you know we produce as much as Washington State?

Oct 04, 2008 12:46 PM #1
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Hi Kathy - Very nice preview of Franklin Cider Mill. Videos always seem to enhance a good story.

Oct 06, 2008 12:35 PM #2
Cathy Tishhouse
RE/MAX Showcase Homes - Royal Oak, MI
Royal Oak Real Estate

Missy:  Nothing like Fall and fresh applies.  I didn't even know that Washington State was such a huge producer.

Bill:  Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my video - I am having a lot of fun seeing and shooting the local sites.

Oct 06, 2008 04:38 PM #3
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