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Detroit Farm & Cider – A First for the City


The City of Detroit has never had a cider mill before. Leandra King is changing that with Detroit Farm & Cider.


Located on an abandoned elementary school site, Detroit Farm & Cider has opened its first full season, including a cider barn, goats and chickens, and weekly farm-to-table dinners.


“It’s a big playground for kids,” says Leandra King (aka “Farmer Lee”) as she introduces the farm’s activities to the students: hayrides, zip line, arts and crafts and lacrosse, among others. The Detroit resident, 33, founded Detroit Farm & Cider, which is embarking on its first full season this fall with an exciting new addition in the works: a cider barn with two commercial apple presses and a doughnut fryer.

Read the full story in SEEN Magazine.

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