From being shot out of a cannon to being distilled down to a cider, Western New York apple farmers have found many ways to make use of their crops. But this year, as farmers go through harvest season, some say there’s been a catch.
“I think, overall, the crop load, in general, has been a little bit lighter,” said Dale Wickham, of Wickham Farms.
Wickham says it’s not just a problem for him, as just a few miles away in Williamson, the crops at DeFisher Fruit Farms are feeling light too.
“We normally have 100% of crops,” said owner Dave DeFisher. “This year we’re probably down to 60% of our crop.”