LOCAL ORCHARD MAKING ADJUSTMENTS FOR APPLE PICKING SEASON

LOCAL ORCHARD MAKING

Apple picking season in Essex County will be a little extraordinary this year.

Harold Wagner is proprietor of Wagner Orchards and Estate Winery in Maidstone.

He says his plantation needed to make a few changes because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wagner says the homestead won’t be working its famous hayride all through the plantation this year.

“It gets truly occupied here and afterward we will have a wide range of individuals heaping on there and it’s simply going to be an issue keeping everyone separated and I think we got enough apples close so there are in simple working separation,” says Wagner.

He says the clients can’t go inside the heat shop or wine store however says the plantation has included more signage, hand washing stations and client assistance windows.

“We simply ask that when individuals come up to the window wear a veil and our staff wears a cover,” says Wagner. “With the goal that sort of keeps us separated there, than we have much more hand washing stations and sanitize puts around.”

Wagner says in case you’re picking apples, you don’t need to wear a veil.

“There’s a ton of room,” says Wagner. “There resembles 10 or 12 sections of land of room of where this is going on so it’s effectively workable for families to sort of remain together however stay isolated from different gatherings of individuals on the grounds that there’s a lot of room out there.”

Wagner says apple picking began a week ago at the plantation and runs until the finish of October.

He says the current year’s harvest is great however says it’s regarding seven days behind in light of cooler temperatures in the period of May.

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