Rochester Cider Mill Tasting and Tour

Rochester Cider Mill Tasting and Tour Day Trip with the OPC Join cider aficionado, Michael Dwyer, as the Older Persons Commission (OPC) visits three local cider mills with the OPC bus. Attendees will enjoy plenty of delicious samplings as they learn about cider and the mills. Items will be available for purchase so attendees can take some additional autumn delights home with them. Cider Mills include Rochester Cider Mill, Middleton Cider Mill, and Yates Cider Mill. Reservations by phone … [Read more...]

Spring Cider at Yates Cider Mill this Friday

Yates Cider Mill Announces Spring Cider Pressing Opening Day Yates Cider Mill is kicking off its Spring and Summer seasons on Friday, April 13, doors will open at 7:00 a.m. The first apples will arrive from winter cold storage next week and Yates will be pressing throughout the day on April 13. Cider will be available for purchase that day as well. Yates Cider Mill will once again be offering its famous donuts, cider, fudge and bakery favorites along with its summer ice cream features … [Read more...]

Water-Powered Mills of the Rochester Area

Mill Town Heritage of Rochester and Avon Township The real estate professional’s mantra that “location is everything” was as true in Rochester’s pioneer days as it is today. Long before the James Graham party led white settlers to today’s Oakland County, its hospitable lakes and streams and the excellent fishing they offered drew native people to the area. Water also attracted the Grahams and those who followed them. It was an essential element to sustain life, and it would power the new … [Read more...]

Yates Cider Mill Announces Free Donuts EVERY DAY During the Month of December

To celebrate the end of fall, and to welcome the holiday season, Yates Cider Mill will be offering free donuts during the month of December. The community is invited to stop in and enjoy one of Yates famous cider mill donuts. Yates Cider Mill is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Mill will also be launching its first ever '12 Days of Yates' offering specials announced on Facebook and Instagram beginning December … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Where’s the Best Cider Mill in Southeast Michigan?

Dear Crabby, Now that fall sorta feels like it’s here, I was wondering if you have a favorite cider mill you could recommend. Thanks, Paul Pomme Dear Paul Pomme, Gee, pal. Are you looking to get me into trouble? Michiganders take their cider mills pretty seriously and showing favoritism could cost me some fans. Then again, when have I ever cared what people think about me? While I haven’t been to every cider mill in southeast Michigan, I will tell you where you go all comes down to … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Cider Tasting

Visiting Michigan Cider Mills To get you in the fall mood, the Rochester Hills Public Library is hosting a cider tasting during the lecture, Visiting Michigan Cider Mills on October 10. Starting at 7:00 p.m., writer and local cider enthusiast Michael Dwyer will speak on the variety of cider mills throughout the state. Concluding the event will be a cider tasting.  “Southeast Michigan is fortunate to have several cider mills in our community, each one offering the visitor a difference … [Read more...]

Clinton River Watershed Council Annual Fundraiser

The Clinton River Watershed Council’s 4th Annual Crafts on the Clinton is guaranteed to serve up plenty to sip and savor for beer and wine enthusiasts alike. Each year the event continues to grow and will once again be held on the banks of the scenic Clinton River at Yates Cider Mill on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. “Every year, the Clinton River attracts thousands of visitors to fish, paddle or recreate along its banks. What better way to celebrate our beautiful … [Read more...]

Spring Cider, Fresh at Yates

Once again Yates Cider Mill in Rochester Hills has opened for a spring pressing of fresh apple cider. Open for cider and donuts from April 15 (Tax Day) until May 10 (Mother's Day). Four full weekends to enjoy the tasty treat that usually is only available in the fall. Also opening with the spring pressing is The Ice Cream Shoppe, with cool sensations such as their Yates Donut Sundae and the Cider Crème, a blend of cider slush and vanilla custard. The list is too long to mention all their … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan Barnett to Run as Write-In Candidate with VIDEO

Close to forty people from the community gathered at Yates Cider Mill on Monday to show their support for Mayor Bryan Barnett as he announced his campaign to run as a write-in candidate for mayor of Rochester Hills. The Rochester Hills City Charter limits candidates to two terms on the ballot. However, those seeking a third term may run as a write-in Candidate. Yates owner, Mike Titus, welcomed friends, area students and community leaders, including Congressman Mike Bishop and Oakland … [Read more...]

Barnett to Make Major Announcement on Monday

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Congressman Mike Bishop, along with Mike Titus, owner of Yates Cider Mill, and several Rochester Hills community leaders will be present to participate in the announcement of Mayor Barnett’s future plans. Mayor Barnett has served the citizens of Rochester Hills as mayor since 2006. The press conference will take place Monday, February 23 at 11 a.m. at Yates Cider Mill. Stay tuned to Rochester Media for updates on the … [Read more...]