EGG HARBOR - On this first day of fall, the apple crop in Door County is ripe for the picking.
This comes after what growers there called an average season one year ago.
Many of the farm markets in the area are hoping to cash in on this year's crop.
At the Wood Orchard Market near Egg Harbor, there are signs of the season. The fall apple harvest has arrived.
"We've got a great crop, size looks great, trees are full everywhere. We're about a quarter into our harvest," said David Wood, Wood Orchard Market.
Wood says sweet tango apples are selling quickly.
"I thought it was really good. It's very tart and I like that. I'm pretty sure I can't get them at home, at least not yet, so I'm buying some today," said Margo Tiedt, Madison.
Wood says on Sunday alone, the market will sell about 2,400 pounds of apples. That's enough to fill four large apple bins.
"It seems like all around, everybody's got a good crop. And that's great for the consumers. Supply will be high, and maybe prices will be reasonable in stores," said Wood.
Just down the road at Schartner's Farm Market, early honey crisp apples are fresh off the branch.
"We started three days ago spot-picking the red ones off the tree. It's a multi-pick apple where you got to pick it three or four times, just take the red ones and let them color as the fall progresses," said Dave Schartner, Shartner's Farm Market.
Schartner says his bumper crop of apples will compliment what he calls a very good cherry season for the region.
"We did close to 12 million pounds of tart, processed cherries, and now the apple crop is also very big, so all the guys growing fruit should be happy," said Schartner.
Growers say they will be picking apples for the next three weeks. Customers say they know the season is short.
"It is bittersweet. I am not a winter person, so I'm not looking forward to what's coming after fall. We do love the fall," said Cindy Groshek, Stevens Point.
Apple growers say much of the popular honey crisp crop will be ready next week.
The supply is expected to last until the middle of October.
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