Thunderstorms have swept across western and central Minnesota, causing street flooding and wiping out an orchard’s apple crop the day before it was to be picked. The National Weather Service reports 2.7 inches of rain fell at the St. Cloud Regional Airport on Wednesday.
‘Tis the season for picking, peeling, and pies. Its apple time in Minnesota and you may be thinking about baking up a sweet recipe.
In the fall, plenty of families hit the apple orchard to pick apples, go on hay rides and drink plenty of hot apple cider.
Efforts are under way to revive a century-old and long-forgotten orchard near Duluth that holds unique varieties of apples bred for the Northland’s short and unforgiving growing seasons.