Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Sunday February 26, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Fruitless Fall

 

continued

Kapnick Orchards in Britton seems to have fared the best of the local growers, but even it will have only 25-50 percent of its typical crop. "We'll have apples and cider but probably only until Thanksgiving," says Sharon Shaffer. They froze a lot more early-season fruits like strawberries and blackberries, which they'll sell along with jams at their Ann Arbor stall.

And there's good news for one of the area's top autumn destinations. "We've been operating continuously for 127 years; we're not going to quit now," says Dexter Cider Mill cider-maker Richard Koziski. He often buys local apples for variety and to support nearby farmers, but since there are none this year, Koziski has been working with his orchardist in Kent County's fruit ridge, where April's frosts were less severe, to increase supply from there. In mid-month, he expected to open on August 24.

"We're fortunate to have a symbiotic relationship," Koziski says of his West Michigan connection. "We've helped them some years, and this year they're helping us."    (end of article)

[Originally published in September, 2012.]

 

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Ann Arbor Nightspots: Conor O'Neill's Ann Arbor Nightspots: Conor O'Neill's
iDrink's Bubbly DrinkMate - Table talk: January... iDrink's Bubbly DrinkMate - Table talk: January...
The Arc of Justice - MLK at Hill Auditorium, 19... The Arc of Justice - MLK at Hill Auditorium, 19...
Map of Food Carts Restaurants Map of Food Carts Restaurants
Subscribe to the Ann Arbor Observer Subscribe to the Ann Arbor Observer
A Dangerous Experiment - The first women studen... A Dangerous Experiment - The first women studen...
Magic Pond Magic Pond
Calendar This Week - Music: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, & Traditional Calendar This Week - Music: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, & Traditional
Photo: Photo:
Map of Hospital Lodging Programs Map of Hospital Lodging Programs
Regent Hotel
custom blinds and window treatments, flooring, and furniture
top of the lamp. All your in home lighting needs.
Become of Fan of the Ann Arbor Observer on Facebook
Victors For Art February 18th through June 11th
A visitor's guide to Ann Arbor