FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Friday marks the first day of fall and for some here on Delmarva, that can be bittersweet. It signifies the end of summer and the weather starts to get colder.
But for orchards and farms all around the region, a lof of benefit comes from the season change. Like Blades Orchard in Caroline County, it's a time they've been looking forward to all summer. The change in season means an increase in revenue with their weekend events to complement their everyday business, such as apple picking, hay rides and cider tasting.
"To see young families out, just hanging out at the orchard, picking fruit from trees, the kids running around, it's a great benefit for us," says Stephen Blades, owner of the orchard. "It's an income boost for the orchard, gives us some notoriety in the communities."
Blades is just one of the many orchards in the area benefiting from the fall season. If you would like anymore information on the orchard's fall activities and hours, you can check out their Facebook page, here.
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