Upstate NY Apple Farm Closing Today After 54 Years in Business
A Columbia County apple orchard has decided to shut down after fifty-four years of service to its customers. The decision wasn't easy but needed to be done.
Owners Say It Wasn't Profitable For a Decade
Owners of Love Apple Farm at 1421 Route 9H in Ghent have decided to close for good after over a half-century because current costs exceed its revenue and the farm was no longer profitable.
Love Apple Farm began in 1969 and the original owners sold it in 2012. The current owners Francis Greenburger and Isabelle Autones, had no choice but to close permanently.
Love Apple Farm isn't just apples. They have an orchard with apples, blueberries, cherries, and more. There is also a farm zoo and playground, a cafe, a bakery, a gift shop, and a market.
The owners will rent out the main house and the farm kitchen will be part of a local food-packing business. They are hoping another local business can utilize the farm stand for cold storage, a kitchen, a restaurant, or a retail space.
According to News 10 ABC, the owners said,
We would like to express our deep gratitude to our community, friends, and staff that have made Love Apple Farm the magical place that it is,” said the owners. “We’ve enjoyed many seasons with you all and look forward to the future.
Love Apple Farm's last day is today, November 30th.
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