Thursday we wound up the 2020 harvest completely picked out. Most years the season lasts for six weeks – often thru Columbus Day weekend. This year the size of the crop was good, but not our largest crop – BUT the number of pickers was 50% more than prior years, since everyone was looking for a safe family outing.
We had to make a number of modifications in how we operated, but we feel fortunate that we were able to get our crop picked. We think we were able to have a safe environment, since almost everyone practiced social distancing, wore masks as they entered and checked out AND most of the time everyone was outdoors. Many businesses have not been as fortunate during the prolonged lock down.
You can find excellent already picked apples as well as a wide variety of fruit and vegetables at Dutton’s Farm Stand on RT 11 & 30 in Manchester. Check the web site at www.vermontapples.org for other orchards in Vermont that may have pick your own apples available for a couple weeks longer.
So again – thanks for your support this season – Sylvia and I wish all of you a happy and healthy winter.
The photo shows the “social distancing” mums at this year’s revised entry. We found that when we left the gate open – a lot of good folks came in.