If an apple a day keeps the doctor away. We have a lot of protection in New York state. Hi, I'm Steve Ammerman. Director of communications for New York farm bureau. Apple season is upon us across New York. There are about 600 orchards in this state and according to our partners at the New York apple association.
We grow about 30 million bushels a year, which is about 1.2 billion pounds of apples every year. About half of those are sold, ready to eat right off the tree with the other half, making their way into things like cider apple sauce and hard cider to get a feel of how apple season is going in New York.
We talk with Laurie Ten Ike, she and her family run Indian ladder farms in Altamont just outside of Albany. It's a family farm that has certainly changed a lot through the years. He