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Fly Creek, NY - The Fly Creek Cider Mill is excited to announce its opening on May 12th, its 167th season. Located just three miles from the Village of Cooperstown and 22 miles south of Herkimer, the Mill is a must-see destination for both locals and visitors alike. This year's opening is particularly special as it marks the 150th anniversary of the Michaels family running a small business in Otsego County.

The Michaels family business began when Nehemiah Michaels briefly opened a...


Winner Announced

Barbara Lokos Wins the Pumpkin Weight Guessing Contest with a guess of 483 pounds!

This year we had five people guess the correct weight of 483 pounds with over 1200 entries.


Sheri Zaleski, Darby O'Keefe, Tom Potosek, Tammey Pickens and Barbara Lokos all guessed the correct weight.  All five were entered and Barbara Lokos was drawn as the lucky winner.  Congratulations Barbara!



October through November 18, 2022    (...


Fly Creek Cider Mill’s Extra-Sharp, Mill-Aged New York State Cheddar – The Story

The tradition of cheese at the Fly Creek Cider Mill started long before present-day founder Charlie Michaels ordered his first wheel.    

The Michaels Family were long-time Main Street Merchants in near-by Cooperstown.  Starting around 1865 Nehemiah Michaels established the Washington Market purchasing the old Otsego County Sheriff Office and moving it to a vacant lot at 95 Main Street.  The store...


Jam: Thick mixture of fruit and sugar
Jelly: A clear, bright mixture made from fruit juice, sugar and often pectin or acid.
Preserve: Almost identical to a jam, preserve contain large chunks of fruit or whole fruit
Fruit Spread: Made with fruit juice concentrates or low-calorie sweeteners
Fruit Butter: Made by cooking fresh fruit with spices until thick and smooth


The 19th Annual Big Squeeze Weekend (September 29 & 30, 2018) raised $2500 for Bassett Medical Center's Cancer Patient Treatment Funds.



Carolann Foster of Frankfort, NY is the Grand Prize winner of the Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard Foodie Recipe Contest with her Pulled Pork BBQ Pizza recipe.   Carolann’s recipe bested Horseradish Cheese Corn Chowder to win last week’s final round of visitor tasting ballots.   “The tally was pretty close but Carolann’s recipe pulled head on Sunday,” said Bill Michaels, co-owner of the Mill.

In addition to winning prizes at each level of competition Foster won the Grand Prize...


Get cookin' starting April 2 and submit an original recipe for the Fly Creek Foodie Recipe Contest. Recipes must include at least one Fly Creek Cider Mill Brand product. Products may include Mill favorites such as New York State Cheddar Cheese, Sweet Corn Salsa, Hard or Sweet Cider, Mustards, Pickles or Marinades.

On Sundays April 8 through May 13 weekly recipe winners will be selected from that week's submissions.  Winners will receive a $25 Fly Creek Cider Mill Gift Card and signed...


Attention area Lodging Providers:

The Fly Creek Cider Mill is open all year! 

To help promote Valentine's Day Weekend Accommodation Sales the Mill is offering the following components for Lodgers to add to their assortment of packages for the special Weekend.

1. Visit the Mill Saturday or Sunday (Feb 10 & 11) and dip 6 Strawberries in the Mill's Famous, Sweet, Butter-Cream Fudge (Coupon) (One Coupon per package)

2.  Guests may take $10 off a purchase of $50 or...


The American Wine Society (AWS) held its annual wine competition in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania October 31 – November 2, 2017. Sponsored by the AWS, the largest and oldest organization of wine consumers in the Country, this competition is one of the best-regarded commercial wine competitions celebrating producers from across the Country. Wines are judged blind by panels of certified judges and wine industry professionals.

In the "Sparkling" class, one of over 80 categories, the Fly...


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