Alber Orchard and Cider Mill offers heirloom, locally grown apples.   It is also the perfect location for relaxed, country weddings and special events, field trips and family outings.  Located in Manchester, Michigan, just west of Detroit and Ann Arbor.

About Us

Therese & Mike Bossory, owners of Alber Orchard & Cider Mill, Manchester, Michigan would love you host your wedding or company picnic.  We are very close to Detroit and Ann Arbor.Alber Orchard & Cider Mill is owned and operated today Mike and Therese Bossory, and their children Megan and Nathan. The Bossory's are the first owners outside the Alber family since the farm was purchased by John Alber in 1881. The land itself was originally deeded by President Andrew Jackson in 1832.

Mike and Therese Bossory plan to maintain the rich traditions of Alber Orchard & Cider Mill and the heritage of Manchester, MichiganMike and Therese seek to maintain and preserve the local history and traditions of the area, growing more than 50 varieties of apples, many of which are heirloom varieties no longer available in grocery stores. They have also modernized the original 1890 Mount Gilead Cider Press, and provide working demonstrations for their guests to show how the apples are blended, squeezed, and jugged in the original traditions.

What could be more beautiful than a wedding right at the orchard!  Alber Orchard has a lovely gazebo for your vows, great caterers, and wagon rides and fall fun for your guests.  Serving Detroit and Ann Arbor from our farm in Manchester, Michigan.  Mike and Therese devote their time to the preservation of these historic buildings and grounds for your enjoyment.

The orchard is a wonderful place for special events, weddings, and group picnics. Features of the farm include the beautiful rolling hillsides, creek, a gazebo nestled in the orchard, tractor-drawn wagon rides, a fall pumpkin patch and the extensive variety of traditional and heirloom apples.