(08/27/13) - After one of the worst growing seasons ever, the Michigan apple crop is making a major comeback.
This year's harvest is expected to be 10 times greater than in 2012.
What a difference a year makes. Coming off a disastrous growing season, these bright reds, yellows and greens are a sight for sore eyes.
"This year's much different, much better, we're much happier this year. I have a nice full crop of all the apples," said Alan Spicer, owner of Spicer Orchards.
Spicer lost almost his entire crop last year. As a result, he had to suspend a favorite fall time activity - allowing customers to pick their own apples.
Farmers everywhere were in the same boat.
Farmers aren't the only ones benefiting this year, your bottom line will be impacted as well.
"Prices have almost dropped in half, so it's really good for the consumer because there's lots of apples this year and less costly," Spicer said.
It's a huge relief for Spicer, after what he says was the worst year in nearly half a century at this location.
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