Yates Cider Mill
, a top metro Detroit destination for cider, donuts, jams, other small-batch foods, and the entertainment experience of watching the cider-making process, is taking the family tradition to a new location in Orion Township.
It's not uncommon to see long lines and crowds at the Rochester Hills mill.The new location is expected to follow suit, building on the business based on Michigan apples.
It will be located at Canterbury Village and is expected to open by the fall, the high season for the cider mill outings.
Owner Mike Titus is also expanding the Rochester Hills operation, opening for the first time for a spring pressing. Opening day is April 15.
And by the first of May Yates will open the Ice Cream Shoppe and sell chocolate and vanilla custards.
Yates, a grist mill that dates back to 1863, is said to be one of the longest continuously operating businesses in the state, and the popularity of the mills, which merge agriculture and economics, is at a high.
Source: Mike Titus, owner, Yates Cider Mill
Writer: Kim North Shine