Apples plentiful, prices slip

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Posted: September 21, 2013

The Winchester Star

J. Guadalupe Landaverdel picks Ida Red apples in Rinker Orchards near Stephens City. Most of the apples from Rinker’s 100 acres are sold for processing. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Ida Red apples wait to be picked at Rinker Orchards.
Eleacar DeLaCruz picks Ida Red apples at Rinker Orchards. According to orchard owner Dudley Rinker, his crop is about the same as the 2012 harvest, but apple prices are about one-third lower across the nation. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)


Local apple growers expect to receive less money for their harvest this year, compared with 2012, although not all prices have been set.

Thanks to shortages in Michigan and New York last…

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