Friday, October 19, 2012

Apple woes

Photo by Barry Wallace
The 'Closed/Picked Out' sign at Country Apple Orchard Farm has been up for quite some time, on King's 16th Sideroad, west of Jane Street.   The early spring, followed by cold temperatures damaged most of Ontario's orchards and King Township apple growers were not spared.   Meanwhile, further along the 16th, on the east side of Jane Street, Pine Farms Orchard is still open.   Pine Farms Orchard does have some apples and other fresh produce for sale, plus there is the ever-popular cafe.   I was told by someone at Pine Farms that they are bringing in apples from New England and our maritime provinces to help meet the demand.   The estimated loss of apples in Ontario this year is almost 700,000 bushels!   Let's hope this is a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon.
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Barry Wallace

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