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Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery – Hillary Heeren

On Saturday September tenth, it was a beautiful day for Robinette’s to begin their one hundredth anniversary celebration! When I first arrived at Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery I was told of different activities around the property including a horse-drawn hayride, a corn maze, a jumping pillow, wine-tasting, and a scavenger hunt!

It was great to experience the wonderful doughnuts and cider while sharing my passion of Michigan Apples! I was asked many questions by visitors regarding different aspects of Michigan Apples including some about the grafting process, new apple strains, and harvest times for different varieties.

I was also asked for my autograph several times and with each autograph I signed I realized once again how much Michigan Apples are loved. It was a treat to meet with some visitors from out of state and even the country of Bosnia as well as having my picture taken with many people enjoying the day’s festivities.

I would like to thank the Robinette family and their employees for welcoming me so warmly to their wonderful family farm and market. I am truly honored to have been the first Michigan Apple Royalty to have been invited and the visit was even more memorable because I was able to help them celebrate one hundred years of Michigan Apple farming success!