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School on Wheels rolls on for its 7th year

The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard will host its 7th Annual “School on Wheels” tour March 28, 2009. Each year the Mill welcomes team members, customers and friends of the Mill to participate in an educational trip to gain retail and merchandising knowledge from selected areas. This year’s highlight stop will be the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua for a tour, wine tasting and gourmet luncheon. The Center’s mission is to engage, excite and inspire the people of New York State and the world about New York wine and food. Pride of New York growers and processors are showcased in engaging exhibits and displays. Additional tour stops will feature tastings at Swedish Hill Winery and Montezuma Winery, and then an apple stop at Red Jacket Orchards. The tour will end with gaming at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona.

“We have been all over the northeast with these educational spring trips. It will be fun to extend our knowledge about the culinary and wine delights that Upstate New York has to offer”, says Bill Michaels, co-owner of the Mill. “We discuss what we have seen and tasted, sharing thoughts on how to incorporate ideas into the Mill’s merchandising and marketing mix.”

The tour is open to the public and seating is limited. The day trip will depart from the Mill at 7:00 am and return around 11:00 pm. The cost is $89 per person with no extra charge for all the fun to be had. Parking at the Mill is free. To reserve a space on this trip call Lin Molloy (607) 547-9692 ext. 113 or visit the Mill’s website at http://www.flycreekcidermill.com for tour registration forms.

For more information contact:
H. William (Bill) Michaels
Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard, Inc. (r)
288 Goose Street
Fly Creek, NY 13337
(P) 607-547-9692
(F) 607-547-2826

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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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Fly Creek NY – – This weekend the Fly Creek Cider Mill will be doing what it does best, making fresh, sweet cider the old-fashioned way on its 1889 water-powered cider press. The special weekend feature will be a collection of antique apple parers demonstrated by Charlie Michaels, the Mill’s modern day founder and president of the International Association of Apple Parer Enthusiasts. Joining Charlie is Jerry Laverty, the Enthusiasts’ treasurer who will demonstrate a rare collection set of three iron-made parers manufactured in 1869 by the Tripp Brothers in Sodus, New York.

The Mill’s extensive collection of hand-operated antique presses will be demonstrated. Families are encouraged to participate in operating the presses for the fun of it. Apple and cider sampling will be available plus two other Mill specialties: Howe Cavern’s cave-aged cheddar cheese and sweet butter-cream fudge.

Sunday will feature a performance by lyricist and impressionist, Ody B. Goldy, who will entertain visitors with his humorous tributes to well-known performers. Name the song and writer and win some fresh cider. The festival and parking are free. For more information on this and other events at the Fly Creek Cider Mill.

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New York native, Steve Flesch, who is ranked only 71st this year, plans to win the championship at the Turning Stone Atunyote. The Indian Nation published a news release claiming, while smiling, that the course is “Lucky.” Well, at 71st, it certainly will prove lucky for this New York native since he won over a million dollars, his career best. Atunyote can’t be lucky for everybody, so maybe it will prove lucky for New Yorkers, or who knows. The upcoming event has a six million dollar purse. A lot of money at stake and it happens right here in the Central New York area. I don’t think anybody can argue that this is great for New York, especially Upstate New York. Watch Steve Flesch Video From WKTV – VERNON, N.Y. (WKTV) – With less than a day until the Turning Stone Resort Championship, the last minute details are being ironed out.


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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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It seems as though Turning Stone’s Atunyote Golf Club has more than just plush greens. Ray Halbritter claims it is simply good luck to play at Turning Stone.

From “Singh, Villegas get boost from Atunyote” on Thursday, September 11, 2008 by Chris Wagner, Golf Writer for Syracuse.com, “…Six days after the exhibition, Singh won the Deutsche Bank Championship for his second straight FedEx Cup playoff victory. Weir was second and Villegas tied for third. Last week, Villegas won the BMW Championship for his first PGA Tour title.

With ties for 33rd and 60th in those two events, only Cink has failed to come through. Maybe he’s waiting to cash in his good-luck charm during next week’s Ryder Cup. Trust me, the U.S. team, loser of five of the last six Cups, could use any help it can get.” Read the Full Article

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On September 14, 2008, Pride of New York member, Al Williams, of Rome Grown Garlic will present his popular Garlic Olives for a day of sampling. Locally grown garlic complements the taste of green olives for a snack or appetizer. The Mill says, “We bet you can’t eat just one.” Recipes and promotions are available. Sampling hours are 10:00 – 4:00.

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The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard will host its 14th Annual Antique Engine Show Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24. Single-cylinder gas engine enthusiasts from the region will join together to display their prized antiques from the early 1900’s. The Show will also feature the Mill’s own collection of vintage equipment. On Saturday the Mill will hold an inventory reduction tent sale in conjunction with the Fly Creek Community Days area-wide garage sales. View the Full News Release

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