Blake’s voted best apple picking farm in Michigan, now carrying hard cider


Blake’s has been voted best apple picking farm in Michigan, see the exciting news in this article!

But first, if you haven’t had a chance to **visit our website** yet, we strongly recommend you do so if you’re interested in enjoying some of the best hard cider we have to offer to date according to Christine Rekar who said “The hard cider (El Chavo; our favorite), was great and unique! Loved the wine options, (Cranberry and Riesling, my favorites.), too”

Lastly, Toddmszymczak (instagram) said, “Thank you for cranking out Beard Bender in cans!” No problemo, Todd. We couldn’t do it without you and we look forward to making available to you even more tasty varieties and flavors for you to choose from in the near future.

Don’t forget to visit your local Kroger and/or Meijer grocery store near you today, ask for ‘Blake’s’, and a customer service representative will direct you to the proper area.

Now it’s time to talk about Blake’s, their best apple picking farm award and where we intend on going next in the future.

Blake’s Voted Best Apple Picking Farm, What’s Next?!

As recently as late 2013, Blake Farms made the decision to join the hard cider makers production club to allow the general public outside of the Metro Detroit area to partake in the enjoyment our apples, unique taste and flavors. Frankly, we were asked to make our products available to out-of-towners and didn’t imagine we would become a nation-wide brand.

That October in 2013 we also officially opened our doors to serve visitors throughout the holiday season and we’ve been doing so ever since to usher in the new year.

With over 60+ years of real-world experience growing and cultivating apples, berries, and pumpkins we have finally stepped into the hard cider arena after much demand.

Here at Blake’s Farm during the fall season we sponsor and host a number of friendly, fun entertainment and activities ranging anywhere from hayrides to corn field mazes, zombie shooting and much more.

Andrew Blake, our Co-Manager of the Cider house and third-generation family member made this comment, “We’re excited to provide a new, high quality product made with Blake’s award-winning apple cider recipe, we put the same care and quality into our hard cider as our trusted line of products”

Co-owner, Paul Blake, a second generation family owner said, “We’re excited to innovate and grow our farm. We know we need to innovate to stay ahead of the industry, and we’re excited to expand right here in Armada, MI”

So where do we plan on going from here? Sky’s the limit. As demand for our unique blend of ciders grows, we expand more each year to accommodate as needed. This was no overnight success as we’ve been around since the 50’s continuing to improve our craft for our enjoyment and your drinking pleasure!


In Conclusion…

We’d love to invite you to come visit us at 17985 Armada Center Road Armada, MI 48005 when your in town. And feel free to give us a call at 586-784-9463 or shoot us an email at: if you have any questions or inquiries. Lastly, visit our website at **** where we routinely release product updates and news releases on all things cider.

Below are a few testimonials of from our loyal fans:

Brenda from Elmhurst, IL said, “The alcohol was very affordable. We purchased two bottles of peach honey wine to take home. My favorite cider was Autumn Apple. My fiances favorite was Flannel Mouth”

Michelle from Ferndale, MI said, “Great cider! I had 3 different types. One was a lavender cider. Very good. The other was a cinnamon and last was a hopped apple cider. All of them were fantastic.”

And Vinny G. from Romeo, MI said, “The El Chavo is wicked good. A perfect amount of spice, at least for my preference.”

Here are a few selections we offer nationally in stores as well as exclusively in our very own cidery location: Flannel Mouth, El Chavo, Beard Bender, WakeFire, Cider Dayze, Catawampus, Aurora, Wayward Winter, Apple Lantern, The Tonic, Snap Dragon, Cyser and our signature series, Wassail, Chapeau Brun, Sante and Amshire.

Along with our seasonal selections, we’re consistently introducing and retiring selections to keep you and all our other Blakanites coming back for more!

Also, be sure to go to your local Meijer and/or Kroger grocery store near you to grab yourself a 6-pack (or two) of our award winning hard ciders today!

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

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Fun Hard Cider Fact #1: You Are In Forgiven In The Name of Cider

In the 14th century it is believed children were baptized in cider because during that time clean water was commonly only available for the affluent so cider was often cleaner than water.

Fun Hard Cider Fact #2: A Cider A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Former President John Adams consumed a tankard of cider each morning because he believed it promoted good health. It must’ve done the trick because he went on to become the third longest living president, behind Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan at age 90.


Fun Hard Cider Fact #3: “The Bitter Truth

When you blend different apples together it gives you a desired balance. To help aid in this blending process, the cider apples are organized into four main categories: Sweets, Sharps, Bittersweets, and Bitter-sharps.

We here at Blake’s are always happy to serve you. Please visit our website at **BlakesHardCider.Com**

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