DEWITT, Mich. (WWJ-TV) — If you made a trip to the orchard or the grocery store in October, chances are that you probably contributed to the record month for apples. According to the Michigan Apple Committee (MAC), our state shipped 1,326,639 cases of apples, per figures from the USDA’s Market News Service.
This October’s shipped volume breaks the all-time record set in 2009, by 28,000 cartons.
“October is always the largest apple-shipping month, and this October the figures reflect a large harvest, excellent pack-out rates, and infrastructure improvements that allow bigger through-put,” said Denise Donohue, Executive Director of MAC.
The Michigan Apple Committee is a grower-funded, nonprofit organization devoted to promotion, education and research activities to distinguish the Michigan Apple and encourage its consumption by consumers in Michigan and around the world. MAC represents 900 family-operated commercial apple orchards. For more information visit MichiganApples.com.
What’s your favorite variety? Honeycrisp, Gala, Pink Lady, Granny Smith … ?