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Anybody who has harvested crops knows that there is a certain time and certain rotation that must be met. The summer is quickly changing into the fall, which brings about my favorite time of year. Apples are one of the most diverse crops on the planet, and I for one cannot wait for them to begin fruiting. Fall is a time for celebration, and apples are a key component to the celebration foods that we eat.

There is a number of things that appeal to the fall harvest, it represents the end of a year and we are able to look back on our accomplishments and see what the future holds. Not to mention there are a number of dishes that are unique to the fall, that everyone enjoys. Whether it is apple pie or your favorite hard cider recipe, there are many reasons to look forward to the fall and especially to the blossoming of the apple trees.

When it comes to the farming, there is little more enjoyable than taking a stroll in an apple orchard and picking fresh fruit right off the trees. It is why I became a farmer and I am constantly reminded of how much I enjoy the food and the season. For those of you who have not visited an apple orchard in the fall, I highly recommend it. Enjoy the changing of the season, a time to reflect and usher in the end of the years. For us farmers it is an important part of the year and shows what we have accomplished and what to look forward to what comes next.

As the earth changes, so does the way in which we harvest crops. Machines and watering devices have taken the place of old fashioned hand watering. The shortage of bees on the planet has made hand pollinating a more common practice, but one that we try to avoid doing. It is these traditions that set us apart from the rest. We value old fashioned agriculture and have the means with which to accomplish our goal with relative ease.

All of this may sound excessive to some, but we believe that it is the only way in which to carry out our goals. When you try our baked goods and cider, you will know why we do what we do. How things taste a bit better when they are made with freshly picked apples using no pesticides or artificial chemicals. There is nothing like a freshly picked apple to remind you why old school farming was so successful.

Try our products and see the difference. How fresh ingredients and natural methods create a superior product and one that we would not trade for the world. At McClure farms, our passion is giving our customers what they want and holding onto the traditions that our grandfathers used to create the farm. Here, old meets new in epic fashion, allowing us to produce a product like no other.