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10743 N. US 31
The best place we know to appreciate Northern Michigan’s superb apple crop is the apple room at Fiske Orchards, where at least a dozen varieties are displayed. At Friske’s Orchard Café, specialties include an apple brat with kraut and apple relish, a (Michigan) cherry brat served with cherry-flavored barbecue sauce, and chicken salad made with dried cherries.
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"When our friend Sally Ruggles, proprietor of Books on the Common in Ridgefield, Connecticut, revealed to us that as a teenager she had been Apple Queen of Michigan, we were impressed. But we had no idea what a high level of royalty we knew until we spent some time in ..."
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10743 N. US 31, Ellsworth, MI
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"Friske always offers an assortment of apples for eating or cooking."
"The bakery case contains plain and chocolate donuts, and these pride-of-Michigan cherry donuts."
"Behind the counter is a selection of the day's pies. Our personal favorite is toward the upper left: caramel apple. A la mode, please!"
"Friske's apple room is just beyond the glass door. The fresh-fruit aroma inside is dizzying."
"Friske has an orchard to visit and pick your own; but if you need immediate gratification, this big, modern farm stand along Route 31 is the place to go."
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