Rochester Cider Mill seeks support from Oakland Twp. residents

The Barkham family and Rochester Cider Mill have been a fixture in the Rochester community for over 30 years. Now, they’re looking for the community to return the favor and support them at an Oakland Township Board of Trustees meeting, Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m.

This meeting will be to discuss an amendment to the Consent Judgement entered into between Oakland Township and Rochester Cider Mill in March of 1987. Under the current Consent Judgement, Rochester Cider Mill is limited in their ability to make improvements and upgrades to the business, as well as operational hours. And according to the Barkham family, this amendment is necessary to make needed improvements to continue as a viable business.

In addition to improvements, the amendment would also allow the cider mill to run year-round, add outdoor agricultural demonstrations, and offer a tasting room for fruit wine and distilled products. More details can be found on the Rochester Cider Mill Facebook page.

Oakland Township residents may voice their thoughts on this amendment through public comment at the upcoming Tuesday meeting at Oakland Township Hall, located at 4393 Collins Road, near Orion Road. The meeting agenda can be viewed here.

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