Photos by Teo Kalinowksi, volunteer
Our Residents greatly enjoyed a recent outing to Erie Orchards and Cider Mill in Erie, Michigan. This large family owned farm and tourist destination has about 70 acres of land in production and annually harvest 15,000 bushels of apples. Steve and Nancy Elzinga, owners started the farm in 1977 and are now in their 37th year of production.
On a beautiful Fall day the Lourdes University nursing students helped chaperone our Residents to Erie Orchards. They enjoyed learning about cider production, as well as sampling some of the cider with homemade donuts. One of the Residents exclaimed on returning to the Home “them were the best donuts I ever had and the cider was good too!”
To learn more about this unique tourist destination check out Erie Orchards web site.