Advisory Issued for Honeycrisp apple cider

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has advised consumers to avoid drinking certain Pepin Heights Orchard Honeycrisp-brand apple cider because some of the cider distributed in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin could have elevated levels of patulin.The... more »

Apple holdings greater than last year

According to the U.S. Apple Association, fresh apple holdings on Jan. 1 totaled 82 million bushels, a 4 percent increase from last year. Processing holdings totaled 33.6 million bushels, 7 percent more than last year.... more »

2012 Orchard and Vineyard Show coming to Acme, Mich.

The 2012 Orchard and Vineyard Show, January 24 to 25, will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan. The concurrent wine grape session will be held on January 24, and tree fruit... more »

Apples picked fresh from … storage

Shrimp cocktail and premium juices set out in the lunchroom at the new apple-packing plant in Huron, Wayne County, suggested good times.And that would be just about right for New York's apple country, where a... more »

Apples drop from the sky in England

Rush hour on a road in the English Midlands was complicated Wednesday by an actual windfall -- a freak shower of windblown apples.Police said about 100 pieces of fruit dropped from the sky in a... more »

Apple Castle celebrates 150 years growing apples

Few farms have the longevity and tradition of Apple Castle, a family orchard that has been growing apples for 150 years. Six generations of the Johnston family have dedicated their lives to apples and the... more »

Arsenic, lead found in leading fruit-juice brands

Health officials with Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery County are encouraging parents to talk with their pediatricians in the wake of a Consumer Reports investigation released Wednesday that found arsenic and lead levels that... more »

Hunting cold weather deer In apple orchards

One of the secrets to finding trophy bucks during the late season is to concentrate your efforts in and around food sources. Hunting pressure can be high near obvious areas such as standing corn fields... more »

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