Local orchard and vinyard harvest on track to be a good one
Fall harvest is well under way in the area's orchards and vineyards. This year's haul seems to be somewhat of a mixed bag, ranging from slightly small to what John Falconer of Falconer Vineyards in Red Wing calls a "bumper crop."
"For us, it's a little smaller than we'd like to see," said Nick Lucking, of Lucking's Cannon Valley Orchard in Cannon Falls.
"We have a solid crop," said Vince Steffen of Apple Ridge Orchard and Vineyard in Mazeppa.