Franklin Cider Mill

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The Franklin Cider Mill

The Franklin Cider Mill, located in Bloomfield Township (just across the border of Franklin, Michigan), opened in 1837 as a gristmill owned by Col. Peter Van Every; the Mill was under construction for about 3 years before being completed. This mill was the first in Oakland County where farmers would sell their wheat for cash money.

In 1914, the mill was sold to James T. Flynn, who installed the first water-powered apple press. After several owners, the mill was again sold to Jack Peltz who operated the mill for almost 35 years until his death on July 27, 2004.

Today, the Franklin Cider Mill retains its immense popularity[peacock term] with locals and out-of-towners alike, and is still owned and managed by the Peltz family. Though actually located outside of Franklin's borders in Bloomfield Township, the mill is traditionally considered part of Franklin Village; the mill sells seasonal foods and operates during the fall from Labor Day to Thanksgiving weekend.


Coordinates: 42°31′49″N 83°18′19″W / 42.53028°N 83.30528°W / 42.53028; -83.30528