Shoppers crowded around the selection at Apple Works, looking to get just a taste of their favorite fall apples.
They picked through bins of sweet and juicy Gala apples, filled up bags with spicy ginger golds and tart Paula reds. Orchard workers passed out samples and helped customers find the taste they wanted.
An April freeze and unusually dry summer have damaged much of the apple crop in the Midwest, including at Apple Works’ orchard. Where the market normally has nearly 20 kinds of apples to sell, this year has brought a dearth of flavors.
But like it has for the past 20 years, Apple Works will have its namesake fruit to sell.
“Apples all over were hit hard because of the freeze. But we were able to get some Indiana apples from up north, so we should have plenty,” owner Sara Brown said.