UNDATED (WKZO) - It’s been a tough fall for agri-tourism in west Michigan, but it may be making a late comeback. Spring frosts took out the apple crop and have made the price of cider prohibitive. A gallon jug can cost $10 to $13.
There may not be any apples, but the combination of a warmer but dryer summer was perfect apparently for growing pumpkins, and that crop is said to be in good shape. West Michigan pumpkin farmer Sue Shoemaker says, when you go to a farm you have more choices than you might see at a grocery store.
Combined with the display of fall leaves, which is peaking right now in west Michigan, folks are venturing back out to the country. Michigan is normally the third largest apple producer behind Washington and New York, but not this year.