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Steeped in tradition and legend, wassail dates from the 1300’s when sharing a pot of holiday wassail was a community event. The word evolved from the Old English “waes hael” meaning good health. It was the custom to drink and shout again “Waes Hael!” before passing the bowl on to the next eager participant. Wassailing became a tradition as carolers carried bowls of hot wassail for good health, refilling them from neighbor’s own simmering pots of wassail.

It is this celebration of friends and holiday spirit that prompts the Fly Creek Cider Mill to feature wassail and its preparation. “Wassail is a great use of our award-winning cider for experiencing the traditions of the past during the hectic holiday season,” states Mill co-owner Brenda Michaels. Mill visitors learn how to prepare wassail several different ways with a variety of different pre-mixed spice blends. Available too, are wassail gift mixes, a good way to spread holiday cheer with friends and family.

Cider will be available every day from 9:00 – 6:00 until the Mill closes for the season December 21st. The Mill will re-open for its 153rd season on April 3rd, 2008. Click here for a complete list of holiday events and money-saving coupons visit the Fly Creek Cider Mill website.

Our favorite Holiday Wassail recipe: Holiday Wassail/Hot Mulled Fly Creek Cider

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • dash or two of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. Whole Cloves*
  • 3 inch cinnamon stick*
  • 1 tsp. Whole Allspice*
  • 1/2 Gallon Fly Creek Cider

Combine Fly Creek Cider Mill CIDER and all ingredients in a large saucepan or crock pot. Slowly bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Remove spices. Drop orange and apple slices on top. Simple, easy and delicious! Serves 8 people.

*available as a pre-prepared mix in bulk or teabag form from the Mill or its on-line store at http://www.flycreekcidermill.com.

For a complete history of Wassail follow this link to Colonial Williamsburg.

 


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It seems as though at this time of the year everybody is either at the Fly Creek Cider Mill or planning to visit the Mill. Don’t forget that at the online store you can buy almost everything at the Mill. You can buy many varieties of fudge, salsa, healthy cider, cave aged sheddar, Christmas gift baskets and hundreds of other gifts for him her or both.

Lorelei Eurto: It occurred to me the other day that Autumn was in full bloom around us and I hadn’t sat down long enough to enjoy it! So Joe and I took the day and spent the day out and about. First we stopped in at Fly Creek Cider Mill. . . . Visit

The Andrews Family: . . . Last weekend, we went to Fly Creek Cider Mill with friends of mine from school: Tim, Kristin, and Jeremy. We also invited our Japanese friend Haruki along with us. The drive there was beautiful with crisp fall colors. I indulged in all of the Mill’s deliciousness – apples, cider, fudge, baked goods, wine, cheese, dips, sauces…. yum. And of course we fed the various ducks and geese there .   .  . Visit

Michelle in Utica NY: . . . From what I have heard this is perfect weather for the leaves to start changing big time, I can see it starting to happen and the air has that fall crisp smell. Makes me want to go to Fly Creek Cider Mill in Fly Creek and get some fresh cider, some Macintosh apples and cheese.   .   Visit

The Borns in Brooklyn: After our swim, we went to the Fly Creek Cider Mill, drank some cider, drank some hard cider, ate lots of samples, and bought some too. The play area was only for children 2-8, but we wanted to play anyway! .  .  . Visit

Dee Dee from the Gulf Coast: One thing I’m looking forward to when we visit upstate New York in a few days, is the Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard. This place has been a popular attraction for years and hasn’t changed in the least since we have been visiting there. The Cider Mill is an old wooden store building with hardwood floors, packed with all sorts of good quality merchandise .  .  .  Visit

Gold in the Clouds Blog: So while Dave played taxi-driver all afternoon and managed the home, my sister and I enjoyed a beautiful drive down to the Cooperstown area (about 1 hour southwest of Albany) to attend the Cider Mill Festival at Fly Creek Cider Mill and Marketplace. . . Visit

The New York Traveler .  .  . Visit

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Merchant Circle  .  .  . Visit

 

 


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The Tropical Fruit blog listed their “Thirteen Places to Visit This Fall” and Fly Creek Cider Mill was number seven on the list. THANK YOU for the mention! View the full post.


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Thanks for the mention of the Mill at the Upstate New York Stuff blog. They have a really nice picture of the Trenton Falls in the blog. 

From the post:  . . . Makes me want to go to Fly Creek Cider Mill in Fly Creek and get some fresh cider, some Macintosh apples and cheese. The sweet tartness of Macs with a piece of sharp cheddar is just incredible. The apples in NY are very good and we have quite a few orchards just in our area. It’s also getting to be time to bake apple pies, apple cake, make chunky applesauce and just make the house smell warm and inviting. View the full post

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Here’s a new testimonial I found in a blog down on the Gulf Coast. Another person who makes it a habit to visit Fly Creek Cider Mill every time she visits New York.

“. . . One thing I’m looking forward to when we visit upstate New York in a few days, is the Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard. This place has been a popular attraction for years and hasn’t changed in the least since we have been visiting there . . .” Visit the Clapboard Cottage blog

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Thank you to the blog, “Forget Me Knot Nonsense” for the kind words about the Mill. 

“…Cooperstown as well as The Fly Creek Cider Mill. We loved the cider mill- what a fun place!”

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