2622 Karsten Rd., Rogers City, MI 49779
Have you ever heard of an apple farm and cider mill that grows thirty different kinds of dwarf trees or that has a donut-making robot? Neither had I, until we discovered Knaebe’s Mmmunchy Krunchy Apple Farm and Cider Mill. It’s a wonderfully wacky place that’s run by two of the most sincere, delightful and crazy people you’ll ever meet… Ma and Pa Knaebe.
Now, the fact that we were coming must have leaked out, because the reception we got was a production to say the least. There was singing, hugging, a big sign, general craziness and before I knew what was happening, I was in the kitchen with a donut-making robot they lovingly refer to as Bob. I think I ate as many as I made. Bob didn’t seem to mind.
This place is simply amazing. It’s so cool inside that it looks like it was art directed for a Hollywood movie. Planes hanging from the ceiling, trains running around the walls and colorful displays of funky stuff Ma and Pa have collected over the years. But not only does Knaebe’s offer all kinds of eye candy, they also make and bake incredible pies, cookies, doughnuts and cakes. There’s cool gift stuff for the folks and even train rides for the kids.
Now, I know I say a lot of things are amazing, but I’ve been to a gazillion cider mills in my life, and this place is amazing. So, if you want friendly, cool, crazy and tasty, check out Knaebe’s Mmmunchy Crunchy.