Michigan’s Best: Blake’s Apple Orchard now carrying Hard Cider Alcohol


NEWSFLASH: The secret is FINALLY revealed! We have a major announcement to make (drum roll, please)

By popular demand, Blake’s Apple Orchard is officially carrying hard apple cider alcohol in Michigan.



“I LOVE Blake Farms & Hard Cider Mill! They have THEE best staff, apples, cider mill, and of course DOUGHNUTS! Visiting every fall has become a new family tradition, we are already looking forward to next year.” – Gene Melton

We’ve been around for decades creating memories that’ll span longer than a lifetime. We knew we had what it took to be the best hard apple cider makers in the world. We don’t hype ourselves up much. We let others spread the word and share in the praise because it’s newcomers like Zachary Grey who said…

“After you pick the apples and go to there store, you MUST go to the brewery. Best cider beer I have ever had, and I don’t drink cider!”

When you can get a non-cider drinker to be a hardcore fan almost overnight with your selection, mayber we’re doing ‘something’ right (smiles).

In addition to our cider, we have many other going-on’s at our beautiful, backyard farm, such as…

The Annual Cider Dayze Festival 

“Had an amazing time at Cider Dayze festival! Already looking forward to next year! Word to the wise: get your tickets early. I’m sure they’ll sell out in no time at all. Thank you to everyone at Blake’s who made that weekend possible!” – Eric Bishop

So what is Blake Farms Annual Cider Dayze Festival?

It’s only where you can get your hands on some of THE finest cider, hard cider, beer and food your taste buds and appetite can handle in a single 24-hour period.


Generally, we hold this event late August, but for official dates and time, click here now to see more and grab your tickets today. But hurry, as Eric said, tickets sell out fast. We only provide a limited number to ensure you get a quality cider tasting experience all-around.

This event showcases 25+ Michigan cideries, breweries and wineries with live music entertainment, home brewing classes, friendly fun competitions, corn hole, silent disco and much more!

You’ll be glad you came.

Halloween Zombie Paintball Safari 

Wanna’ get your hands a little dirty?

We have JUST what you’re looking for!

Gerald Hansen joined us in October 2015 and had this to say about his Zombie Paintball experience:

“ZOMBIE killing was great and our guide was great. She was full of energy wearing brown camouflage and a black jacket making people laugh.”

We have real, live zombies for you and your family to test your paint-balling skills as you hitch a ride on a custom Michigan Halloween hayride equipped with paintball guns to bring Resident Evil closer to home. We take the Best Michigan Halloween Haunted House experience to a whole new level.

Blake Farms Orchard Café 

“Blake’s Big Apple Orchard is the best! I have been going for years and am never let down. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The donuts and cider are great and the prices for everything are reasonable.” – Amanda Z.

Fancy our local favorite home grown corn on the cob? Or Maybe you’re itching for our famous chili dog or Italian sausage cooked on the grill made-to-order just for you?

Other delicious lunch menu items include:

Blake’s Apple Pie (Grandma’s favorite apple pie)

Veggie Subs (for you calorie conscious eaters out there)

Corn Dog (everyone loves a corn dog!)

Garden Salad

Chili and Chili Cheese Fries (you’ve haven’t had chili fries until you tried ours)

Chili and Chili Cheese Nachos (crisp crunch nachos with our special chili sauce and mix)

Slushie (tasty)

Coffee (energizing)

Water (refreshing)


Ice Tea

Cider (of course, we HAVE to have cider)

Best of all, our selection is affordable with speedy service.

Our café is open every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) from labor day weekend until the end of October. Let us know what he think of our selections. We love to hear your feedback!

Summer and Fall Harvest Tour 

We firmly believe every child should have the opportunity to pick their own strawberries, raspberries, apples and beans (depending on availability) to not only learn to appreciate where their food comes from, but how it’s grown, produced and ultimately in their bellies.

We cater to schools and birthday parties along with a unique experience into the Barnyard Funland complete with an Animal Petting Farm, Pedal Tractors, Pedal Trikes, Animated Attractions, Water Duck Races, a GIANT Sandbox Playground, Jumping Pillows and Amish Play Structures.

In addition, every child receives cider and doughnuts.

Click here to schedule a reservation and further details.


“Blake’s is a great place to spend time with the family or take someone who has never been. First off if you haven’t been here I suggest you give it a try I guarantee the kids will love it as well as yourself. With a wide range of things to do from the cider mill to the winery or the train that will take you on a trip around the farm. I recommend checking this place out and not just as a satisfied customer who has brought his family but as an employee who is here almost everyday.” – Jake Kent


We have something here for everyone of all ages, colors and backgrounds to enjoy such as the summer and fall festival, Orchard Cage, Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree (literally), School Fall Harvest Tours, Group and Party Accommodations, Cider Dayze Festival and U-Pick.

And, of course, we can’t forget to mention our famous Hard Cider…


Our last testimony comes from Faith Grays who said, “My mom started bring us here with our church years ago. I brought my family (Who are now all adults) & my Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews & friends… It’s a place you’ll never forget…”

We’d love to invite you to come visit us at 17985 Armada Center Rd. Armada, MI 48005, give us a call at 586-784-9463 or shoot us an email at: info@blakefarms.com if you have any questions or inquiries.

Until next time, my friend, have a glass on us.

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