GRAND RAPIDS — Cider throughout the U.S. is booming. But in Michigan?
“It’s been pretty fast [growing] for a good three years running now,” said Paul Vander Heide, president of the Michigan Cider Association (MCA) and owner of Vander Mill in Spring Lake.
The Michigan cider industry is growing so fast that Vander Heide teamed up with several other cider producers from across the state, to produce the first-ever Michigan Cider Week, which ran through Sunday.
The week culminated with the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition, April 10-12.