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Penrose apple crops down significantly this year

Posted at 7:53 PM, Aug 17, 2020

PENROSE — Penrose apple crops took a significant hit this year.

The Jenkins Farm apple crops will yield less than five percent of their usual haul.

There will be no apple picking this year and stands are very limited.

Jenkins Farm is working on launching a winery portion of their business but have run into issues hosting tasting events because of COVID-19 restrictions.

"It's a huge determinant when we don't have the crops to bring people down. Our local restaurants and coffee shops and everywhere thrive during the six weeks we are open in the fall," Justin Jenkins said.

The Jenkins said they have managed to just break even this year.