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Join The Club!
-Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Red Delicious, Cortland, Melrose, Paula Red, Jonathan, McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Zestar, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Gala, Jonagold. These are my ranking of apples that we sold this fall from my personal least to greatest liking. I’m sure some of you are surprised that Cortland is low, Jonagold is at the top, or that Honeycrisp is third, but what’s even more surprising is that my favorite apple isn’t even what we sold. Why is that? Because it’s a Club variety. 

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Transitions
-Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This may be the kind of blog I write every fall, about transitions. It can't be helped really because suddenly everything is changing swiftly, leaves falling first from the yellowing soybean fields, students back in school, apples and pumpkins.  

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Full Circle
-Monday, April 25, 2016

47 years is a long time. In the apple industry it seems like an eternity. 47 years ago is when my grandpa planted his first trees and launched Stuckey Farm Market in Sheridan, Indiana. The orchard grew to 20 acres and they became one of the largest cider producers in the state. I planted the first of my trees last week and my parents think God has a sense of humor. I wonder if my grandpa ever anticipated things coming full circle and his grandson starting his own orchard?
 

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