It is with mixed emotions that we are announcing the sale of our original facility in Spring Lake. This Fall will be our 15th and final season at this location. Amanda and I started Vander Mill in 2006 after more than a year of preparation and while expecting our first child. The goal was to create a family-friendly retail environment that focused on the bounty of Michigan apples. We sought to provide the quintessential fall experience by serving our customers all that makes it special. We produced apple cider, fudge, candied nuts, caramel apples, and donuts…ohh the donuts. It was not uncommon to see me driving our old tractor with the barrel train diligently following behind, full of happy children as their parents took a needed reprieve from their rearing duties. Sometimes the train was even empty while I rode alone in hopes of catching the attention of a potential customer driving by.