Donielle Flynn

Franklin Cider Mill wins Cider Mill Madness!

Thanks to your votes, Franklin Cider Mill is the winner of Cider Mill Madness! Franklin Cider Mill will receive a $10,000 Marketing package from WCSX to spread the word on their win! Also congratulations to our lucky voter, Elise Gray of Farmington!  She was the winner of the autographed TSO guitar and $100 Visa Gift Card!

Franklin Cider Mill is a family tradition. Offering unique products and experiences. Where else can you get a grilled cider dog? All the apples used at Franklin are Michigan grown. You can catch the apples being pressed daily. It’s been family-run for generations and still uses the same recipes for its donuts and cider that have been used for more than 80 years!

The History of Franklin Cider Mill

The Franklin Grist Mill was completed in 1837, the same year that Michigan became a state. The original builder was W. Matthews, but due to financial issues, he was not able to finish the build and the mill was sold to Peter VanEvery.  VanEvery completed the building and it opened as a gristmill on the Franklin River.

Around 1900, the Franklin Grist Mill flooded and the mill shut down.  It reopened in 1918 after being purchased by Robert McKee. McKee changed the mill to a cider mill and designated cider season as August 15th until January 1st.

In 1966, Jack Peltz, purchased the mill. Two years later, a flood washed away a 30-foot section of the road that the Mill stands on. Repairs were made, but water was no longer a power option, and electricity was installed. The Peltz family still run The Franklin Cider Mill today.

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