Michigan apple industry buoyed by hard cider demand
According to market researcher IBISWorld, hard cider sales have increased an average 27.5% annually during the last five years.
That’s encouraging for Michigan’s sizable community of apple growers, who have over 9-million trees in production.
Michael Beck is one of those growers. He’s the owner of Uncle John’s Cider Mill in St. Johns. He began processing hard cider for sale a dozen years ago.